Minerva and You
If heavy periods are making it difficult for you to live a normal life, Minerva may be the answer for you. The Minerva Treatment is a one-time, safe, effective, quick, and complete procedure that can reduce heavy bleeding. The treatment can be done at the hospital or at the doctor’s office or clinic, without making incisions or using general anesthesia that puts you to sleep.
What is Heavy or
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding?
A period with bleeding totaling over 1/3 cup (80ml) is considered heavy or excessive. If you have to change your sanitary protection (pads or tampons) frequently (for example more than twice an hour), excessive menstrual bleeding may be the cause. You may also feel weak, tired, and have no energy. Many women also say that excessive menstrual bleeding makes it difficult to work, exercise, and to be socially and sexually active.
This is a very common problem that affects about 1 in 5 women. The signs of heavy bleeding are most likely to start between the ages of 30 and 40.
Description of the Minerva System:
The Minerva System has two main parts. The first is the Minerva Handpiece that your doctor inserts through your vagina into your uterus. The second part is the Minerva Controller that provides Argon gas and RF-energy into the Minerva Handpiece. Heat energy is created when RF-Energy ionizes the argon gas that circulates inside of the tip of the Minerva Handpiece.
The whole procedure time from insertion of the Minerva Handpiece to removal of the Minerva Handpiece is about 3 to 4 minutes.