How Birth Control Can Affect Your Thyroid

Greenville Thyroid Clinic Shares – How Birth Control Can Affect Your Thyroid

Millions of women use birth control pills for their obvious benefit, but they may present health risks that should be considered. This is especially true for anyone who is concerned about the health of their thyroid. If you’re currently using birth control or have used it in the past and have a thyroid condition, it’s important to seek care that addresses particular concerns.

“The Pill” and other types of oral contraceptives that contain estrogen can have a significant impact on thyroid health. Birth control prevents women from becoming pregnant by suppressing the production of progesterone. Unfortunately, progesterone deficiency can also cause or contribute to a condition of estrogen dominance in the body. Estrogen dominance can affect the health of the thyroid, and it can also affect overall health, too.

When there is an imbalance in the ratios of estrogen and progesterone, thyroid problems aren’t likely to be resolved. Estrogen dominance may actually cause a thyroid condition, but it may also function as a contributing factor. If you’re seeking to restore health through a natural thyroid therapy protocol, it’s important to discuss the use of birth control with your health care practitioner, so the imbalance may be corrected.

There are several benefits to seeking care from a functional wellness practitioner for help with thyroid issues caused or compounded using birth control. The first is, testing for hormonal issues and thyroid problems is typically extensive and more comprehensive than patients are likely to receive from primary care physicians and even other endocrinology-focused practices.

Thyroid conditions are often complex and may not be identified correctly without very specific, in-depth testing. If you’re concerned about the use of birth control, a wellness practitioner will know specifically what to look for to pinpoint the root cause of your condition. Your therapy is more likely to be successful and as efficient as possible as a result.

Individualized care is a second benefit chiropractic offers women with thyroid problems related to birth control use. A practitioner that is focused on working with patients who suffer thyroid and hormonal dysfunctions isn’t going to take a ‘one size fits all’ approach to a patient’s care. Rather, they will recognize that patients have varying degrees of thyroid and hormonal dysfunctions, and the causes behind them. Therefore, they work with each person on an individual basis, so patients can reclaim their health with a solution that works specifically for them.

Finally, functional wellness practitioners offer safe, gentle, and natural care for thyroid conditions. Patients aren’t prescribed medication. Instead, they’re encouraged to undergo therapies and make lifestyle changes that restore balance and function, allowing the body to heal itself.

As with any medication it is important to talk to your healthcare provider before you discontinue use.

Schedule your thyroid consultation today and learn how we may be able to help your thyroid symptoms.