One of the main reasons numerous ladies prefer to not go on birth control pills is the dread of potential weight gain. In any case, is that extremely evident, only a urban legend or a mix of the two? The time has come to bust some myths!

Do birth control pills lead to weight gain?

Yes, however it is a temporary side effect. So it is a Yes and a No answer.

How Temporary Are We Talking?

For reasons unknown, normally close to a few months. The weight gain that you can recognize isn’t real weight gain. Instead of fat accumulation, your body ups its liquid retention. This is because of the sudden increment in hormones and the influx of estrogen that goes hand in hand with taking the pill.

What’s more, the liquid retention is an issue that gets itself straightened out as your body changes with the pill and the hormones and it generally disappears in just a couple of months.

The Myth Explored Further

The pills of today are considerably more streamlined than when they initially appeared. Harking back to the 1960s, those pills contained insane high measures of estrogen and of progestin – much more than is really required – thus they may have prompted weight gains, because of fluid retention.

The birth control pills of today have much lower measures of hormones and are more tweaked; thus after 50 years, they don’t have a similar impact on putting on weight.

So How Much Weight Will Temporary Fluid Retention Yield?

Everyone is unique, thus the measure of water weight picked up in those initial three months will vary, yet the general accord is by all accounts around one to four pounds. Once more, however, this increase should shed away within three months.

Estrogen, Right?

Estrogen, being a hormone, plays a role in appetite and cravings. And keeping in mind that the measure of estrogen in the pill is much lower nowadays, as referenced above, it is still there thus causing some women to feel hungrier than usual.

The Usual Suspects

Obviously, there are numerous different elements that can prompt weight gain and that can essentially happen in your life around a similar time you start taking the pill: stress, dietary changes, lifestyle – all these can affect hunger and since the weight gain simply happens to correspond with beginning the pill, birth control is blamed.
Keep in mind that no one is completely equal so, hormonal anti-conception pills may influence you in an unexpected way. Keep note of your wellbeing, weight and in case of any worries, reach out to your doctor for professional information

When you are on the pill, bleeding occurs toward the end of each pack. These are the days you take no pills or take the pills in your pack with no (or few) hormones, also called placebo pills. This bleeding will most likely be like if you weren’t taking the pill and you may have times when you bleed just a little or maybe nothing at all. Continue reading “Pills and your Period”

Menopause is a natural cycle of every woman. A new chapter in your life where the experience can be modified a ton by your own state of mind and how you feel about this particular moment in your life.

Regardless of how you feel about the subject, this is what you have to know. Continue reading “Menopause”

It’s one of greatest annoyances: finding a method of contraception that works for both your body and your way of life. With such number of options nowadays (15 to be correct), it can be entirely befuddling (and down-right overpowering) to filter through all the information out there. That is the reason Dr Deborah Bateson from Family Planning NSW provided answers to all your most asked questions. Continue reading “How To Choose The Perfect Contraceptive Method Made For You”

Emergency contraception is likewise known as the ‘morning after pill’. It ss most effective when taken within 24 hours (1 day) of unprotected sex, however it can be taken up to 96 hours (4 days). You can get it without a prescription at any pharmacy

What is the morning after pill?

This pill contains a high dosage of progestogen hormone and it prevents around 85% of expected pregnancies if taken up to about three days of having intercourse. The emergency contraception pill or ECP is not a pill for abortion; if you are pregnant, this pill won’t work.

Continue reading “Q&A about the “Morning after pill””

We talked before about the serious risks of being under effect of the birth control pill. Today we are going deep into these facts in order to have a better picture of the whole thing.

Tumor, coronary illness, stroke, infertility. Most likely these side effects make birth control pills a not as much as attractive choice for contraception. What’s more, now that coronary illness has turned into the main cause of death among women, one needs to think about whether there is an association between the boundless and long haul utilization of oral contraceptives, which appeared in 1960… similarly as the first of the children of post war America were entering their adolescents. Continue reading “The truth about birth control pills 2”

Did you realize that an expected 150 million ladies overall take anti-conception medication pills?
Such worldwide use of birth control pills stresses me because most women have no idea of how serious their health might be compromised. It’s  believed that these pills are frequently recommended to address symptoms (like spotting, cramping, acne and irregular periods) rather than study the real causes of these symptoms.
Numerous ladies don’t consider the genuine and unsafe reactions of these engineered hormones. However you owe it to your body, and to your future kids, to know more about this.

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