Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Birth Control Pills Side Effects

side effects of birth   control

Oral contraceptives

Oral contraceptives, commonly known as "the pill", are one of the most effective reversible methods of contraception that consist of two synthetic hormones-estrogen and progesterone. It inhibits the monthly release of the egg from the ovaries and prevents pregnancy. At the same time, you must also have in mind that oral contraceptives do not protect a woman against sexually transmitted diseases.


The best among the many benefits of taking oral contraceptives, it is clearly exceeds the risks for most women.

-lighter and shorter menstrual period (28 days)

-reduction of menstrual cramps

- reduced incidence of benign ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, and, above all, endometrial and ovarian cancer. However, you should keep in mind that if a woman stops her intake, it will not reduce the chances of pregnancy.

Careful oral contraceptives do not have any side effects, but sometimes some women facing some problems because of this. It is highly recommended that you consult your doctor, if any, or all of the following symptoms after taking the pill.

-disturbance of vision, blurred vision, flashing lights

-severe headache

-unusual leg calf or leg pain

- chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood

-severe abdominal pain

Fibrous tumors of the uterus, heart or kidney disease, depression, diabetes, thyroid disorder, migraine or epilepsy-do you have such specific health problems, it is a necessity for you to consult your doctor before taking these pills. In some cases, for example if you have an old problem of blood coagulation anywhere in your body, cancer of the breast, uterus or liver disease, you should seriously avoid oral contraceptive pills. If you are in these cases the pills, or pills will lose their effectiveness, or even worse your health problems will be.

Side Effects

If you are not a specific problem of public health, oral contraceptive pills as shown above, can be extremely effective. To judge how you set, it is advisable to stay on the pill for at least three cycles. The most common side effect is nausea experienced. Some women complain of depression or the loss of interest in sex.