Make The Right Choice With RIO Heavy Duty Pads For Heavy Flow
What significance does this balloon hold for you? For us, it is a symbol of strength and resilience of each and every woman who goes through heavy flow periods.
Choose RIO pads. Choose a #BetterPeriod.
Our extra-long, super-soft, ultra-absorbent pads soak up your blood clots, and all your period woes.
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I really liked it alot. It was very comfortable. It was the same as I had imagined. It is broad, long, wide, soft and long-lasting too. It gave me no problems. I will give 5 stars to this pad.
Just like I imagined! 5 stars!
- Mother of a six year old boy & teacher
This one was quite smooth and soft. The feeling was good, comfortable. I thought the blue line was there because it could soak more. It was a nice feeling. Not ‘on periods’ feeling. I think it absorbed more.
Didn’t ‘feel’ the period!
- TCS Employee
No leakage, the upper layer is very soft and smooth and works for a longer period of time. I change my current pad 6-7 times while RIO I change only 4-5 times. The blue part I liked I feel its absorbing more, no leakage at all.
Lasts really long!
- Qualified CA & homemaker
Yeh bilkul bhi uncomfortable nahi hai, ekdum light weight hai aur theek se mere clots absorb karta hai. Mujhe malum hi nahi pada ki clots waha hai. Wo joh chip chipa tha wo poora absorb kar liya. Real mein mujhe bathroom mein jane ki vapas jaroorat nahi padi.
No need to go to the bathroom!
- Homemaker and has a son
The best I’ve used so far..!
- Nikita Sachdeva
Perfect for even night time!
- Snehal Lad
What significance does this balloon hold for you? For us, it is a symbol of strength and resilience of each and every woman who goes through heavy flow periods.
To check which one is a better solution for Heavy Flow, we conducted a small test comparing RIO pads with an ordinary sanitary napkin. The result? Check it out for yourself!
The pain, angst, and discomfort felt because of heavy flow, is not a guarded secret. It is a brutal experience, and it is your truth.
Even today, there are women who are stripped off of having basic privileges in their own homes.
Have you ever had to wash your own used pad during your periods every month?
What would you do if all the passengers around you came to know you have stained?
Periods are not supposed to relate to discomfort. But unfortunately, most women do.
Do you also wake up every few hours at night, to check if you have stained your underwear?
Not for those who need them! Heavy flow pads are built to help women dealing with conditions such as PCOS, menopause or endometriosis that cause more than normal amounts of blood to be expelled by the body during a period. These women require thicker, longer pads with greater absorbency to stay leak- and stain-free.
Our R & D has indicated that dips along the length of the pad can cause liquid to trickle down the inner thigh. Our raised flow guards, made of hydrophobic or water-repulsive sheets, forms a barricade against this locking in any possible leaks.
Are you having to change your pad every two to three hours? Are you constantly afraid of staining and leakage due to pads overflowing? Does your flow feel extremely heavy with the presence of huge, coin-sized clots? You could be suffering from heavy flow and should switch over to a specialised pad.
RIO is the first Indian sanitary pad for heavy flow period. RIO Pads have been specially designed keeping in mind the needs of women suffering from heavy flow periods.
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Menopause marks the end of the menstrual cycle. It is a natural process that begins once a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and experiences no menstruation for 12 months.
When you start noticing the first signs of menopause, making subtle changes and leading a pro-active lifestyle certainly help. This means following a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly to combat the menopause symptoms. However, if the symptoms become too severe, it is best to consult your doctor.
You could take menopause medication for symptomatic relief. In which case, you may get prescribed some menopause medicines like oral hormone therapy or dietary supplements.
Menopause symptoms start to get less frequent and your overall mood tends to get better. These are the most common ways of knowing that the menopause stage is over.
No, you might experience heavy bleeding before but not during menopause. The hormonal changes in your body affect your menstrual cycle and flow making it irregular and heavy.
Yes, you will stop menstruating during menopause. Once you have gone 12 months without getting your period, only then do you enter the stage where you experience menopause symptoms.
PCOD or Polycystic Ovarian Disease is a hormonal disorder which causes enlarged ovaries and hormonal imbalance.
Yes, birth control pills do help manage certain PCOD symptoms. It regulates the ovulation process and reduces the excessive production of male hormones in your body but we would strongly advise visiting your doctor and discussing treatment options in detail before taking any medication for PCOD.
While it is advisable to follow a nutrient-rich diet with minimum carbohydrates and sugar. We do recommend visiting your nutritionist for more information on a special PCOD diet chart.
While surgery is one way to find a solution to the PCOD problem, it is not required unless medically advised.
One of the main causes of PCOD is the excessive production of male hormones in the body, this leads to many other symptoms like a delayed and irregular menstrual cycle, facial hair, acne, etc.
Yes, stress could contribute to the many reasons for PCOD. In fact, PCOD due to stress and other environmental factors is called inflammatory PCOD.
Yes, RIO sanitary pads are equipped with rapid liquid absorption technology spread across multiple layers and sublayers of the pad to provide you with a dry and comfortable feel.
No, RIO Pads don’t cause pad rash or irritation. It is topped with a cottony top sheet and it is free of any chemicals that might irritate your skin.
RIO sanitary pads are available in chemist stores in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Tamil Nadu as of now, as well as online on Amazon.
RIO Pads are available in packs of 12 pads priced at INR 155, 6 pads priced at INR 80 and 3 pads priced at INR 40.
Tear the paper on the back of a RIO Pad, stretch it open and stick the pad firmly on your underwear. Once it is completely soaked, wrap the pad in a newspaper and dispose it in the bin.
Yes, it is normal to have heavy flow periods. There could be many reasons why your period is so heavy like hormonal imbalance, fibroids, etc. Make sure to visit a doctor if you bleed in between cycles or after menopause, it could indicate a serious underlying disease.
Using a heating pad for abdominal pain, taking a hot bath and getting some light exercise are some ways of experiencing period cramp relief. If the pain gets worse, consult your doctor for more treatment options.
If you use heavy flow pads then it is recommended that you change your pad at least thrice a day depending on your flow.
Experiencing heavy period symptoms could indicate underlying health concerns. The abnormal loss of blood could also lead to a condition called iron-deficiency anemia which is a lack of oxygen-carrying red blood cells in the body.
Heavy period bleeding is extremely common but only one-third of the women who are affected get diagnosed with menorrhagia, a medical condition that leads to excessive blood loss during period.
Yes, if you are looking for a heavy period solution, then your doctor may recommend getting heavy period tests like an endometrial biopsy, an ultrasound, pap test of the cervix and blood tests to check for anemia and elevated thyroid levels.
Yes, RIO sanitary Pads come with carry pouches for you to travel with ease even when you’re on the go.
RIO sanitary Pads are highly absorbent and it is suggested that you change your pad 3 times/day for the first 2 days and 2 times/day for the next 3 days.
RIO sanitary Pads are 350mm long and 140mm wide which is why they are called ’ XL from every angle’. This means that the pads absorb and prevent any leakage of blood during your heavy flow period.
RIO sanitary Pads come equipped with a soft cottony top sheet which prevents rashes and irritation ensuring maximum comfort.
Yes, RIO sanitary Pads due to its rapid liquid absorption technology and Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) absorbs blood clots that are as big as INR 10 coins.
Yes, an effective and easy way to manage the PCOD problem and find a solution for it is to follow proactive lifestyle management techniques. As part of the treatment for PCOD, it is recommended that you exercise daily, follow a healthy diet and practice self care techniques.
No, a PCOD cure is not available yet but there are many ways to provide symptomatic relief. Some ways to manage PCOD would be to eat healthy, exercise regularly or get prescribed medication.
Though there is a lot of research underway to provide conclusive evidence, as of now, genes have not yet been proved to be a cause for PCOD. It is, however, often observed that if other female members of the family have it then you are also likely to inherit PCOD.
Women experience many effects of menopause on the body which includes hormonal changes. There is a decrease in the production of estrogen during menopause that leads to the onset of symptoms like irregular periods, acne, low sex drive, etc.
Due to the many effects of menopause on the body and mind, women often feel like they have changed after menopause. As your hormone levels start to stabilize, menopause symptoms start decreasing in intensity which improves your overall mood.
To get a menopause diagnosis, your doctor will recommend getting a blood test to check the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone levels. Furthermore, this test result will help you choose menopause treatment options that are suitable for you.
On average, menopause lasts for 4-5 years. The menopause duration is not fixed and varies from person to person. You will start to notice the symptoms gradually become less severe and intense with time.
Yes, it is perfectly normal to experience bladder problems during menopause. Some perimenopause symptoms related to the bladder would be experiencing frequent and sudden urges to urinate, involuntary leakage or urinary incontinence and even an increase in urinary tract infections.
On average with normal flow, your period lasts for 4-5 days but a heavy flow period usually lasts more for more than 7 days.
Heavy period leaking can be prevented with the use of a long, wider coverage providing heavy duty pad. Changing your pad regularly will make sure all the blood is absorbed and there are no period fluid leaks. Carry extra supplies and wear snug fitting panties for maximum comfort.
To manage a heavy flow period during the night, make sure you sleep on your side and wear comfortable clothes. Using a longer, heavy duty pad that is absorbent and side leak proof will ensure that you don’t end up leaking blood when you change positions in your sleep.
Yes, your menstrual cycle and age are closely related. As women get older they experience not only heavy period symptoms but also a heavier flow. While some women may have a heavy flow from the beginning, for others it gets heavier as they age and start approaching menopause.
Women experience blood loss of up to 80 ml or more during a heavy period bleeding cycle. While it is normal to fully soak multiple pads throughout the day, you may require medical attention if you undergo excessive blood loss during your period or in between cycles.
PCOD is a hormonal imbalance disorder. It leads to the collection of multiple eggs in the ovary that over time, turn into cysts. Whereas, PCOS is a metabolic condition that leads to the formation of cysts that doesn’t allow the ovaries to release eggs which delays the menstrual cycle.
PCOD is not particularly a harmful disease but the cysts caused by this condition may lead to other PCOD problem symptoms. Some of them are increased male hormone production, irregular periods, excessive facial hair, acne, obesity, etc. It could also lead to diseases like diabetes, depression, infertility and many more.
The PCOD problem’s effect on pregnancy and fertility is caused due to the hormonal imbalance which interferes with the release of the egg from the ovary. If you don’t ovulate then the chances of getting pregnant are low and this increases the case of having PCOD induced infertility.
The PCOD effects seen on the menstrual cycle of women are due to the hormonal imbalance which delays the release of eggs by the ovary. This leads to a heavy flow period and an irregular menstrual cycle.
According to the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, 1 out of 5 women suffer from PCOD in India.
Peri-menopause is a stage that comes a few years before menopause. It is a phase in which estrogen levels drop drastically and peri-menopause symptoms like hot flashes, irregular periods, breast tenderness, etc are experienced.
Pre-menopause is a phase that starts from the time a woman has her first period to her last one. No premenopause symptoms are experienced. Whereas, peri-menopause is a stage before menopause which is marked by the decline in the production of female hormones and the onset of peri-menopause symptoms.
Post menopause is the stage right after menopause. It marks the beginning of a life after menopause and for most women peri-menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, bleeding after menopause, mood swings, etc also tend to stop.
When women in their early 40s start showing the first signs of menopause, it is known as early menopause. Women also tend to start experiencing early menopause symptoms which could be due to smoking, exposure to radiation or surgical removal of ovaries.
Due to the hormonal imbalance in a woman’s body during menopause, they might experience a low sex drive. Another menopause problem experienced by a woman could be vaginal dryness which could make sex more painful. Once the symptoms stop, it is observed that sex after menopause becomes a more pleasant experience.
Usually for heavy bleeding during period, tampons or menstrual cups are not recommended because they can’t accommodate heavy menstrual bleeding of 80 ml or more. Whereas, a heavy duty pad with rapid absorption can. So to manage heavy periods, pads are recommended.
Yes, you can exercise during periods. It is suggested that you do some form of workout during periods because it helps circulate blood and even elevate your mood. However, make sure to tone down the intensity as it may leave you feeling more tired and fatigued than usual.
Heavy periods with blood clots are considered normal. Period blood clots are formed due to the presence of protein in the blood. It stops excess blood from escaping by forming clots. Therefore, blood clots during periods is a natural part of menstruation.
When you experience heavy flow it is normal to change 7-8 ordinary pads a day but if you are using heavy flow pads like RIO Pads then you would only need 3 pads/day for the first two days and 2 pads/day for the next three days.
RIO sanitary pads are extremely secure because they are equipped with a stronger adhesive as compared to other sanitary napkins. The extra glue grip keeps the pad in place for long.
RIO sanitary pads are meant for women who experience heavy flow periods, a condition that is usually linked to PCOD and Menopause.
RIO sanitary pads are called heavy duty pads because it is specially designed to help manage a heavy flow period. The antibacterial SAP and rapid absorption technology absorbs blood clots and gushes while being 3x more effective than an ordinary napkin.
The dimensions of a RIO sanitary pad is 350mm long and 140mm wide which helps provide you with longer, thicker and wider coverage.
No, RIO Pads for Heavy Flow is equipped with an efficient odour lock system that seals period odour while being free from artificial fragrances as such chemical components can cause serious irritations and allergy.
Some symptoms of PCOD are development of cysts on the ovary, excessive production of male hormones (androgen), irregular periods, hair loss, obesity, excessive facial and body hair, acne and infertility. The symptoms may vary from person to person.
PCOD treatment includes medication to help regulate the monthly menstrual cycle and curb the production of male hormones. Other suggested ways to manage PCOD would be to include practices like following a healthy diet and exercising regularly in your daily routine.
Most cases go undiagnosed but women who can get PCOD are mostly affected and made aware of their condition during the active reproductive or child bearing years (15-44 years).
Menopause is a natural process and medicines are prescribed with a focus on providing symptomatic relief help. Some menopause treatments are hormone therapy, lubricants for dryness, dietary supplements, etc. Other suggested ways to manage menopause also include practising self-care and relaxation techniques.
Some menopause symptoms experienced are hot flashes, mood swings, irregular periods, chills, insomnia, vaginal dryness, low sex drive, weight gain and slowed metabolism. The symptoms may vary from person to person.
One of the most important menopause causes is the natural decline in the production of female reproductive hormones which control the release of eggs from the ovary. Once the eggs stop being released, the menstrual cycle stops and leads to menopause. Other causes that can induce early menopause are exposure to radiation, smoking or surgical removal of ovaries.
The average menopause age is anywhere between 45-50 years in India. However, if menopause begins in the 40s, this is known as early menopause.
Women with heavy flow lose about 80 ml or more during each period and need to change their pad every 2 hours. It is advisable to use heavy duty pads instead of ordinary pads as these won’t be able to soak anything more than 10-15 ml.
Managing heavy flow period through medication focuses mainly on providing symptomatic relief, like pain management medication for menstrual cramps. It is suggested to use lifestyle management and self-care techniques during your period along with a well-suited pad for heavy flow period.
The main reason why heavy period flow occurs is due to a medical condition known as menorrhagia. Some other causes for heavy flow periods are hormonal imbalance, fibroids/polyps which are growths present on the ovary, cancers, certain medication or other underlying diseases.
Symptoms of heavy flow periods include longer and heavier menstrual cycles, needing to wear multiple pads and changing as frequently as 7-8 times a day, passing blood clots as big as Rs. 10 coins, feeling weak and anaemic, experiencing menstrual cramps, etc.
Normal flow is characterized by blood loss of 5-15 ml while changing your pad 3-4 times a day. Whereas, heavy flow is known to measure blood loss of up to 80 ml or more with visible blood clots while needing to change your pad 7-8 times a day.
RIO Pads are available in packs of 6 and 12 pads.
In RIO Pads, Super Absorbent Polymer or SAP is used in the form of fine granules. It is solely responsible for the retention capacity of a pad. When the SAP comes in contact with water it transforms it into a gel like form, thus effectively locking the liquid in.
Wings create depression which can allow the liquid to pass through the gaps. Guards are made of hydrophobic sheets which act like a lining along the length of the pad and counter the gaps created by wings.
RIO Pads have rapid absorption technology which makes it 3 times more effective than an ordinary sanitary napkin. A single RIO Pad can accommodate 375 ml of liquid.
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