Mirena treatment is something many people consider when they find that it is hard to control their body functions by embracing health eating habits and diet. They use Mirena to treat endometriosis symptoms through the process of limiting the flow of blood menses.
What is Mirena?
Mirena is a type of Intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUD or Colis). Mirena is in T-shape and is made up of a light plastic. It is normally inserted into a woman’s womb by a doctor. It remains in the womb for a particular period of time before it becomes replaced with a new one.
How Does Mirena Work?
As far as there are benefits associated with Mirena treatment, it is main function is to make menstrual cycle bleeding to be lighter than normal. This effect is achieved through the lovonorgestrel hormone located in the Mirena coli. Although the lovonorgestrel hormone is an ingredient common on birth control pills, it is dose is much smaller in Mirena.
Why It Is Not Good To Use Mirena
Although Mirena as some few benefits such as reducing pain during and after menses, reducing pain during sexual intercourse and many more, its negative effects outweighs its benefits. For example, Mirena increases the risk of fluid filled cysts in the ovary. The cysts cannot cause cancer but when they break, they become so painful and can lead to other complications in the body.
Other negative effects of using Mirena are:
a. Weight loss
b. Changes in menses pattern
d. Migraine or headache
f. Breast pain
g. Back pain
h. Vaginal discharge
i. Hair loss
k. Inflamed cervix
l. Abdominal bloating
m. Loss of libido
All these effects are closely related to Mirena depression.
Depression is the feeling of severe sadness that normally occurs for a long period of time. Many women using Mirena have reported this change of state in their bodies. Depression due to the effects of Mirena in the body is termed as Mirena depression. This depression is as a result of hormonal imbalance on the body of a woman as a result of the effects of the levonorgestrel hormone and the changes on the menstrual cycle.
The Mirena depression signs can be seen at any time and after as short as some few days of using the coli. They can also last for some time after the coli has been removed. However, the Mirena depression can be more severe if you have other health issues or you are using other drugs. So it is wise you consult your doctor before going for this IUD.
There are various trusted alternatives to Mirena that also work equally well. Some of these are:
Cerazette is a mini pill that has a 12 hours window period for taking it daily. It stops periods but really works well with minimal side effects. However, you can easily forget to take Cerazette mostly during busy days.
b. Endometrial Ablation
You can decide to have endometrial ablation using various techniques such as Thermachoice. You can however do this if you are done with getting children. This is a more easy and safe alternative to Mirena coli. All in all, you should first talk to your doctor before trying this out as it can easily lead to endometriosis, fibroids or Menhoragia.
c. Condoms and Diaphragm
If the sole purpose of using Mirena is to prevent pregnancy, then condoms and diaphragms can be better and harmless options. However, there are other people who cannot withstand the site of these alternatives to due to allergies.