Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Women Health

We live eternally concerned about losing weight or at least not increase and that is something that affects many important decisions, not only in terms of food to continue, but also influences us in the choice of contraceptive method. And it is that weight gain rumors have always targeted hormonal contraceptives. What is true about that?

Mirena IUD and weight gain

Much has been said about the side effects of the IUD, relating to serious problems such as perforation of the uterus and even with some type of gynecologic cancer. Despite the efforts of manufacturers to improve efficiency increasingly and comfort while minimizing side effects, there are still voices that warn of the danger of having a weight gain after Mirena IUD placement.

Indeed, the Mirena is a hormonal contraceptive that can cause certain changes in our body, but today, these changes are minimal and unnoticeable. All studies conducted to determine whether Mirena IUD is fattening were negative, blaming weight gain of some women to a personal change in their eating habits.

The myth of hormonal contraception

It seems that on hormonal contraception hanging from its beginnings shadow of doubt and suspicion over its potential adverse effects on our health. This is something that affects not only the Mirena IUD, but all contraceptives based on hormones operation.

The most popular myths regarding hormonal contraception are the alteration of mood swings, even claiming they can lead to depression and, of course, the dreaded weight gain. It is true that certain hormones, such as estrogen, can cause fluid retention, so we may be more swollen.

But that is something we can minimize drinking plenty of water, doing a little exercise and eliminating fats from our diet. In any case, the fat myth of Mirena IUD has no basis since its operation does not use estrogens, but a hormone called levonorgestrel.