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How To Deal With Hormone Imbalances After Taking Birth Control

Birth control may be used to address a number of female medical issues or as a way to prevent pregnancy. Some women use hormonal birth control to regulate an irregular cycle.  Other women use birth control to help control other issues such as endometriosis.  Regardless of the reason for taking birth control, it can take some time to work through your system.  Dealing with hormonal imbalances after birth control can be difficult, particularly if you’re trying to conceive. 

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Hormonal birth control works by changing hormone levels in your body.  They may be used to prevent the production of certain hormones or to raise the levels of others.   While this can be beneficial to address a number of concerns, it takes some time for the body to return to producing hormones at regular levels.  

Dealing with Hormonal Imbalances After Birth Control 

It can take some time for your body to return to making hormones at normal levels.  During that time, women can expect to have a number of issues including: 

  • Irregular periods
  • Unusual cramps 
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating 

It can take as much as a year for the hormonal birth control to leave your system.  There are some things you can do to make this progress easier including: 

  • Eating well - The food you eat has a large impact on your overall health, including your fertility.  Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help. 
  • Exercising Regularly - Aim to get 30 minutes of cardio per day.  This can help to maintain a healthy weight, reduce stress, and rid your body of impurities. 
  • Getting Rest - Many people overlook the importance of getting adequate rest.  Getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night can help your body to restore itself and to return to hormonal balance on its own. 

For personalized information on dealing with hormonal imbalances after birth control and a specialized fertility treatment plan, contact the experts at New Hope Fertility Center.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.


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