Side effects of the pill
Most of the combination pills are well tolerated and have little side effects. Especially in the first three months of taking may, however, occur symptoms such as headache, breast tenderness, spotting, and Nausea. Some women also report an increased appetite and weight gain, and mood swings. In addition, it is also possible that by taking the pill, the female Libido is lowered.
Serious side effects are rare
In rare cases, it can occur through the ingestion of the pill to more serious side effects. The Occurrence of thrombosis, which can lead in the worst case, to a life-threatening embolism. Usually it comes to such side effects only in combination with certain risk factors. To Obesity these include, among others, Smoking, Diabetes, hypertension, and diseases of the blood vessels.
Factors are those risk, will determine the attending physician in each individual case whether the patient can be prescribed a combination pill or not. Nursing mothers and women who suffer from Estrogen-intolerance, should not take the combination pill. Is usually resorted to in such cases, instead, on a mini-pill.
However, the mini-pill has side effects. These are the side effects of the combination pill is relatively similar, including headache, Nausea, metrorrhagia, and weight can also here and mood swings occur.
What are the serious side effects are still possible?
Especially when taking the combination pill increases from the 35. The age of the risk for a heart attack or a stroke. Similar to the thrombosis apply to Obesity and high blood pressure Smoking as additional risk factors.
A General connection between the pill and the development of cancer seems to be according to current knowledge, not to exist. The anti-baby pill is suspected to increase the risk of breast cancer slightly. This risk should decrease after Stopping the pill within a period of about five years.
Also in the discussion, a connection with the development of cervical cancer. While some studies suggest that long-term use of the pill increases the risk of developing this type of cancer, there is also evidence that the pill protects against the development of cervical and ovarian cancer. The exact relationships have not yet been clarified.
Positive side effects of the pill
The pill, however, can only have negative side effects, but also has a positive effect on our body impact. Be eliminated by taking, for example, fluctuations in the cycle. In addition, the menstrual bleeding is usually shorter and weaker.
Often the skin image is improved by the intake – that’s why the pill is prescribed to young girls who struggle with an impure skin. In addition, the pill may also protect against the development of breast or ovarian cysts.
The anti-baby pill is generally suitable for all women of childbearing age, under certain circumstances, however, advised against taking the pill. Among the contraindications:
- an existing pregnancy
- severe liver damage
- an increased risk for or a previous or existing thrombosis
- an increased risk for or a previous or existing heart attack, or stroke
- Metabolic diseases such as Diabetes
- high blood pressure
- regular consumption of cigarettes (especially in women over 35 years of age)
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