Menstrual disorders

Menstrual disorders

Women who suffer from Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) can attest how terrible it feels when their time of the month comes around

  • HMB is a common condition affecting 1.5 million women in the UK and many more women worldwide. It is most common in women under the age of 35
  • HMB has a major impact on women’s quality of life, and can affect them emotionally, socially and professionally
  • Severe or prolonged HMB can cause illness and anaemia

The University of Aberdeen has led an excellent program of research into HMB over the last two decades, looking in particular at the effectiveness of current and new treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding, and exploring alternatives to hysterectomy. For example, the HEALTH trial led by Professor Kevin Cooper at the Aberdeen Centre for Women’s Health Research and delivered by reputable clinical trials unit CHaRT. The results have been published in the Lancet one of the highest impact journals.


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