How to Balance your Hormones after Birth Control
on May 19, 2013
by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
When you stop taking birth control pills, you will put your body through another set of changes. Since the body has adopted itself to the birth control pills, it will take time to adjust to the absence of the pills.
There are many different ways of birth control and the most common way is taking birth control pills. Birth control pills are usually hormonal. This means that they work on the hormonal level to avoid pregnancy. You of course know that pregnancy involves numerous hormonal functions. When the hormones required for pregnancy are not produced, there is no chance of getting pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
When you start taking birth control pills, you might experience a few side effects. This is because you are actually inducing an additional hormone in your body. When this happens, your body’s normal functions are disrupted and it works hard to adjust to the additional hormone. Soon your body will get adjusted and tune itself to work accordingly. The hormones for pregnancy are not produced and everything goes smoothly.
When you stop taking birth control pills, you will put your body through another set of changes. Since the body has adopted itself to the birth control pills, it will take time to adjust to the absence of the pills. Your pituitary gland will be sent signals to produce the hormones required now. Everything, to say it in simple words, will go haywire in your body. This hormonal disruption will continue for a few weeks or even a few months. During this time, you might experience acne, weight gain, loss of sex drive, loss of appetite, irregular menstruation, or no menstruation at all. Know that all these side effects are normal and they will subside soon.
Now you may be wondering how you can actually work to balance your hormones quickly. The best thing to do would be to wait for your body to do the work. On your part you should eat properly and provide your body with the required nutrition. Also, you should exercise so that you are fit. Taking care of your health will help your body recover quickly so that the hormones are restored without delay.
You should eat the ‘fertility diet’, basically. This diet should be rich in zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, folic acid, and so on. Taking a multivitamin is also a sensible idea.
Sometimes, just changing your diet may not work. You may need to go the extra mile in order to bring your body back to normal so that the hormones are produced properly. You could take a few herbs to help your body out. Vitex, Tribulusterrestris, and Fertibella ConceiveEasy are some of the herbs that you can take to restore your hormonal levels. Other herbs include Maca and Dong quai. These herbs have been proven to be safe and effective in many studies. Thus, you can use them without worry.
However, talking to your doctor or an herbal expert before taking any of these herbs is ideal. You should ask them what will suit you the best and follow their advice. They will also let you know about the ideal dosage. The dosage is extremely important because taking too much could be harmful. Listen to what the expert or doctor has to say and do the needful.
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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.