Many women that have taken birth control have had problems once they have stopped taking the drug. The main issue is that many of these women still do not have periods even months after they quit their birth control. Other issues include acne, headaches, hair loss, digestive problems, anxiety, and depression. These problems stem from a condition called Post Birth Control Syndrome, and it is a real issue.
The purpose of hormonal birth control is to shut down your reproductive organs. The birth control affects your production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, insulin, thyroid, and cortisol. It may take a while for your body to find the right balance for these hormones again. It can take a woman up to three months after quitting birth control to start her menstrual cycle again. If it has been six months are longer after taking birth control, and you still have not had a menstrual cycle then it is time to see a doctor. A doctor can help you find out what type of hormonal imbalance you may be facing. Other things you can do to help balance hormones is to take a good multivitamin and eat foods with quality fats such as avocados.
Birth control also causes stress to your liver. The estrogen in birth control interferes with some of the livers functions. Some woman taking the pill have had high blood bilirubin levels, and others have had jaundice that cleared up after stopping birth control. The British Journal of Cancer has posted that women taking a birth control contraceptive for a long period of time was more likely to receive tumors in the liver. When stopping birth control, the liver will need some time to heal. You can help the liver heal with liver supporting food such as garlic, and beets.
Your gut should help get rid of the synthetic hormones that the liver filters but, but the hormones can cause big problems to your gut as well. Birth control upsets the balance of micro enzymes that live in your gut. It can also increase the level of yeast in your body. It can cause the gut to be inflamed and cause digestive problems, weight issues, and bloating. To help your digestive track get back on track, eat foods that are rich in fiber.
Stress can also be a big factor in why you feel bad after getting off birth control. Chronic stress affects your body’s ability to make hormones so it could take longer for your body to get back in balance. It also depletes nutrients like vitamin B 6 that your body may already be low on. Stress causes mood swings and headaches. It is important to take time for yourself and have proper coping techniques to help you relax.
Birth control can take a toll on your body. It may take time to get your body back into shape. It can also help to talk to a doctor about any problems that you have and to eat well balanced nutritional meals.
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