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If you’re looking for a birth control method that may help you lose weight, you may be wondering which one is best. Here’s a look at a few of the options and how they may affect your weight.
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The Pill is a daily pill that you take by mouth. It usually contains two hormones, estrogen and progestin. These two hormones work together to prevent pregnancy. The Pill also has other health benefits. It can make your period more regular, lighter, and shorter. It can also help relieve PMS symptoms, such as cramps and mood swings. And it can help protect you from certain types of cancer, like ovarian cancer.
The Patch is a small, thin piece of plastic that you wear on your body. It releases the hormone progestin, which prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary), and also makes the mucus in the cervix (the opening to the uterus) thicker, so sperm can’t swim through it to fertilize an egg. The Patch is about 75% effective.
TheRing is a type of hormonal birth control that is inserted into the vagina. It is a small, flexible ring that releasing the hormones progestin and estrogen. The Ring is effective in preventing pregnancy and can also help with some menstrual symptoms, such as pain and cramps. Some people also report that The Ring causes weight loss.
There is no concrete evidence that The Ring causes weight loss. However, some people may lose weight while using this type of birth control due to the effect of the hormones on the body. Progestin can cause a decrease in appetite, which may lead to weight loss in some people. Additionally, progestin can also cause a decrease in water retention, which may make you feel lighter and lead to weightloss. If you are concerned about losing weight while using The Ring, talk to your doctor about other options.
The Shot, also known as Depo-Provera, is a birth control method that uses the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy. The Shot is administered by your healthcare provider every 3 months (13 weeks).
While the Shot is an effective form of birth control, it’s not without its side effects. Some women who use the Shot experience weight gain, though it’s not clear why this happens. It’s possible that the hormone progestin causes water retention, which can lead to weight gain.
If you’re concerned about gaining weight while on the Shot, talk to your healthcare provider. They may be able to prescribe a different form of birth control that doesn’t have the same side effect.
The implant is a small, thin rod that’s inserted under the skin on your upper arm. It slowly releases the hormone progestin into your body. Progestin is similar to the hormone progesterone, which is produced naturally by your ovaries during pregnancy.
The implant prevents pregnancy by:
-thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to travel to the egg
-preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary)
The implant is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It can stay in place for up to 3 years, but can be removed sooner if you wish.
An IUD is a small, T-shaped piece of plastic that’s inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective forms of birth control on the market.
While commonly used IUDs like Mirena and Skyla don’t have any direct effect on weight, they can cause fluid retention, which could lead to a temporary increase on the scale. However, this side effect is limited to the first few weeks after insertion and generally goes away on its own.