And you might not even be realizing that you’re having such a problem.

There is also a fine balance between copper and zinc.

Copper-zinc imbalances are implicated in hormonal problems especially those related to blood sugar handling issues.

Though the drug companies, researchers, and physicians say that the most common side effect is expulsion, (sometimes because of improper insertion by the doctor), a woman’s body is not meant to have a piece of metal constantly irritating her uterus – especially for five, if not ten years.

Think about walking around with a small pebble in your shoe 24 hours a day.

Then there is a copper IUD which is sold under the brand name Paraguard.

Some countries outside the US, UK, Canada, and China still use an inert IUD made of stainless steel but it’s not as effective as the copper or hormonal IUD.Copper is a main component of bile salts and therefore too much copper can greatly impact the health of the gallbladder as well as the liver.I discuss this more in my articles on the gallbladder and below I note a case history of how this can affect a woman’s gallbladder.Copper also influences estrogen and therefore as copper increases it is said that similarly estrogen does too.Estrogen excess is involved with a host of problems such as PMS, excess bodyfat, and certain cancers.Mirena releases a continuous low amount of synthetic progesterone which acts to thicken the cervical mucus to keep sperm from penetrating the ovum.