The Pill is Birth Control and the question is:
Does Birth Control Really Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle?
Menstruation is a normal part of every woman’s life. As your body is learning how to regulate its hormones, especially those related to menstruation, you can often experience irregular periods, heaving bleeding and painful cramping. It can take several years for your body to regulate and sometimes our bodies don’t produce the needed amounts of certain hormones to regulate normally.
“I remember as a 14-year-old teenager going to the doctor with my mom for my heavy and painful periods looking for some answers. The only answer they gave us was let’s try birth control! My mom decided that was not the route to go yet having no clue of what else to do and not many resources available back then, I was left to suffer through it. Health is not a cookie cutter process. What is best for one individual may not be right for another. I don’t feel like my health care professional was concerned with what was causing my issues or worried about trying to help me figure it out. Quick fix mentality is very harmful. Through my experience, I have come to the conclusion that when my health care professionals don’t understand something and don’t want to take the time to figure it out, they just keep doing and prescribing what they have seen done before and for me, that is just not acceptable anymore and it shouldn’t be for you either!”
Does birth control really regulate your menstrual cycle?
No, Birth Control does not regulate your cycle but it does do a whole lot to affect your body and cover up your health issues!
Birth control is not the answer to your hormone imbalances. In a way, it seems the pill does work as it gets a person to have regular periods, but what they are not telling you is how the pill is actually “working.” Birth control works by turning off your hormones. YES! You heard that right! Your hormones are suppressed and then replaced by substituting a small, measured dose of synthetic hormones.
These synthetic hormones are prescribed with a week of placebo pills, or pills that contain no active hormones. The week the placebo pills are taken, your body experiences a drop in hormone levels which causes the lining of your uterus to shed. This is what your period becomes and often times this bleeding is noticeably different than periods you had before taking the pill.
Because your body has been shut down in this way, it is impossible for you to regulate and actually heal the issues going on. It’s like putting a band aid on a wound that needed stitches and thinking you fixed the problem! Usually within months of discontinuing birth control, all of the symptoms you were previously experiencing come back and are sometimes worse than before.
Because you have hormone receptors in every system of your body, symptoms can be present outside of the reproductive tract. As well as having fertility issues, Hormonal alterations can lead to skin issues, digestive problems as well as migraines, weight gain and mood disorders, such as anxiety or depression.
Have you ever experienced the following:
1. Painful periods
2. Long periods
3. Heavy periods
4. Irregular periods
5. No periods
6. Mood swings
7. Weight gain
11. Fertility issues
If you have, don’t be fooled into thinking Birth Control is the answer for you. What you need is to get help for your symptoms, not cover them up!
So, what can You do?
You can commit to changing your life and we can help you! Desert Bloom Healthcare is a functional medicine clinic committed to taking the time to hear you, to work through all that needs to be worked through and not be afraid of changing it up to see if something else works better. Our holistic, natural approach to Healthcare thoroughly reviews your degree of health and focuses on balancing your hormones naturally. We offer our patients a customized treatment plan that is meant to support YOU in your healing process. No cookie cutter healthcare here! If you want to be heard, are serious about your health and want a plan that is tailored to your needs, helping you to live life to the fullest and leave your health issues in your past, you are our kind of person! If you know anyone who has or is struggling with hormone related issues, please share this with them! Here at Desert Bloom, we are passionate about helping woman get on the path to healing and transforming!
If you are ready to start your healing journey or have more specific questions, give us a call or reach out to us on Facebook or Instagram.