Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid
A common question made by female patients: can birth control pills affect my thyroid? The answer is yes. Birth control pills, or hormone replacements, can elevate a specific protein in the blood that binds the thyroid hormone, rendering it useless. Functional Medicine practitioners test for this to determine if it’s an underlying cause of low thyroid symptoms.
Common reasons why mainstream doctors prescribe birth control pills
- Heavy menstrual cycles
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Headaches or migraines
- Mood changes during a menstrual cycle
All of the reasons above can be regulated with a natural and an individualized treatment plan. You do not have to take birth control pills to gain relief of menstrual-related symptoms.
Birth control pills can cause Hypothyroidism
In one of our patient’s case studies, we found that using The Pill played a role in her undiagnosed Hypothyroidism. Read “A woman’s struggle with undiagnosed Hypothyroidism” to learn how our Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Ernesto Medina, helped her by providing thorough blood tests—which tests 10 different thyroid markers, not just one or two, like mainstream doctors do— and a natural nutritional program. The results are inspiring!
Find a natural approach to menstrual-related symptoms
If you are concerned with menstrual symptoms, want to potentially stop taking birth control pills, or would like to discuss your health concerns further, contact us and schedule your free consultation. We are located in San Jose, California and help those in the Greater Bay Area.
To learn more about thyroid issues, check out our other articles:
- Do you think you have an underlying thyroid issue?
- Hormonal imbalances & crippling menstrual cramps
- One patient’s case study who suffered from severe hormonal and menstrual related symptoms.
- Causes & symptoms of Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism
- Natural remedies for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis