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Can You Imagine Paying for Ten Thousand Tampons!

Half of all women have heavy periods.

If you think they are too heavy, you know your body and you are probably right. If you’re not sure: you shouldn’t be saturating a tampon more frequently than every 2 hours, no experiencing flooding around the tampon.

Of these women it’s seems obvious to say, that heavy periods cause decreased quality of life, fatigue and other health issues due to anemia, and even some mood disturbances.

What’s not obvious is some of the environmental consequences, but more importantly, it is estimated that women with heavy periods use up to 10,000 pads or tampons in their lifetime! Imagine the expense!

There are better products out there, such as menstrual cups, that both help with cost, and effectiveness of controlling menstrual flow and women need to know that there are better menstrual technologies!

It is also true that effective gynecologic care can make sure that your periods are under better control, and then pads and tampons are needed less!

If you’d like to discuss your menstrual health, come to Women’s Health Practice.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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