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Weight Gain, Reduced Libido, Other Side Effects of Birth Control Pills
Estrogen dominance refers to an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. This imbalance can lead to weight gain, PMS (irritability, moodiness), insulin resistance, water retention, bloating, headaches and other symptoms including reduced sex drive. The most common reason for the reduced sex drive is that the lack of optimal levels of progesterone can result in the binding of free testosterone. This can also interfere with building lean muscle mass, strength and energy.
These conditions can occur without BCP if progesterone is low. PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) is also associated with low progesterone. An individual may just have one of the conditions/symptoms or all of them.
Unfortunately, BCP are often prescribed for heavy bleeding, cramping, headaches, etc when a woman (or teenager) does not need birth control protection and would do much better on bioidentical progesterone. Further, our disease oriented medical system is not generally aware of the need for and use of progesterone except for uterine cancer protection.
If you have any questions about your BCP or about progesterone, please call for a complimentary consultation. Go to http://www.LifeTimeHealthWeightLoss.com to learn more about this medical weight loss clinic.