For every women, it is quite tricky to decide upon the appropriate contraceptive method to use as there are many factors to consider such as the cost, the usage mode, the duration of use of the contraception and more importantly the possible adverse reactions. Among the wide range of available methods, from devices to pills, Mirena, a FDA approved IUD (intra-uterine device) is one of the most popular method, considered “safe” for long term use and adopted in at least 25 countries worldwide. We quote “safe” because many women have experienced diverse moderate to serious side effects during the use and more commonly after the mirena IUD removal.
What are some of the reported side effects
– During the usage of Mirena
Like with every contraceptive method based on hormones, women that use mirena can be subjected to disturbing adverse effects because of the hormones emitted by the device while inside the uterus. Some of these mirena side effects are severe pelvis pain, intense menstrual cramping, abnormal menstruation, inter-menstrual bleeding, breakthrough bleeding (BTB), changes in menstrual flow. Also, there are some complications that can occur although they are not frequent: ectopic pregnancy, fertility impairment, ovarian cyst due to contamination of device during its insertion, uterine damage due to perforation.
– After the removal of Mirena
As this UID works by supplying the body with synthetic progestin, when the device is removed, an abrupt decline in progestin occurs. As, the natural production of progesterone was impacted for a long period, the body will not have enough to counter the dominant estrogen effects. This hormonal imbalance will likely trigger disturbing symptoms such as weight gain, premenstrual tension, irregular glucose levels, insulin resistance, oedema, bloating, mastalgia or breast pain, brain fog, depressive disorders, and swift changes in moods, sleep disorders, low libido, premenstrual syndrome. Additional information about the side effects can be found on http://detoxscientific.com/mirena-weight-gain/.
As the list of adverse reactions is sadly long, it is crucial to help the body restore its hormonal balance. Fortunately, there is an all-natural way to achieve it without having to take medications that will eventually bring about additional disorders.
An overview of the Mirena Detox Program
The mirena detox program works by re-equilibrating estrogen and progesterone levels by in a first step normalize estrogen levels by clearing the excess out of the body through the intake of certain foods and nutrients , and in a second step stimulating the production of progesterone, again through foods and organic supplements. This program is thus completely natural and safe.
1- Normalizing estrogen levels
The estrogen detoxification can be achieve via the intake of foods and nutrients that have the properties of removing toxins from the body. Some of these foods are citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, mandarine and tangerine, Vitamin C-rich berries for instance Goji berries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Goji berries even feature metylation agents that have the properties of restoring hormonal balance. Another efficient estrogen detoxing nutrient is Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, radish and Brussels sprouts.
2- Increasing progesterone levels
As cholesterol plays an important role in the production of progesterone, supplying the body dietary cholesterol via good sources such as omega-3 rich fish and coconut oil will be beneficial. Other progesterone precursors to feed on are: royal jelly, chaste berry, goji berry, turmeric, kelp, oregano, red clover, thyme and healthy protein sources like hemp and brown rice.