Exploring the Menstrual Cycle: Common Concerns & How Birth Control Methods Work
Posted on September 12th, 2017
Women often have many concerns surrounding their menstrual cycle.
Many women seek interventions and guidance to avoid pregnancy.
Other women may need support conceiving.
Some women struggle with painful, long periods, while other women go months to years without a period at all.
Needless to say, there are many physiological, anatomical and biochemical factors that contribute to a healthy menstrual cycle.
Too add to the complexity, there is variability in what is considered “normal” amongst women’s menstrual cycles.
Therefore, an individualized approach to care is essential in determining what factors may be problematic- and- what type of support will create the conditions for optimal women’s health.
The naturopathic doctors at Annex Naturopathic excel in helping women understand and regulate their cycles naturally.
This is especially helpful given that with conventional medicine, options may be limited to synthetic hormonal contraceptives.
The birth control pill is an effective form of contraception, however, it may not always be in line with patient preference or address the root cause of a women’s menstrual concerns.
Common menstrual cycle concerns and why they may be happening
Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Periods are infrequent, often spaced out longer than one month apart. A combination of factors which includes elevated testosterone and high blood sugar and high insulin which reduces ovulation (egg release) and frequency of menstruation.
Differentiating contraceptive methods
Factors that affect your cycle and contraceptive methods
REMEMBER: The best contraceptive method
For any reason you have concerns regarding your menstrual cycle, birth control methods or fertility, come see one of the NDs at our clinic.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Marnie Luck, N.D
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