Birth control pills are commonly used in the method of pregnancy prevention in many countries. These birth control pills are made of hormones hence the likely dangers to the health of users. Birth control pills are taken daily by women to prevent pregnancies. There is a percentage who use them purely for other reasons such as regulation of the menstrual cycles, creating a hormonal balance and reducing the symptoms that are linked to post menstrual syndrome.
Birth Control Pills Side Effect to our Health includes :
Contribution to deficiencies of nutrients
For the metabolism of the birth control pill to happen, zinc, magnesium, vitamin C and B complex vitamins are needed in extra quantities. Since these nutrients are required for the liver, a deficiency is created. Studies do show that when magnesium and iron are deficient in the body, the body is exposed to some diseases. The woman will likely experience sleeping troubles, muscle pains, indigestion, and fatigue. A woman who is using birth control pills should, therefore, be on a diet that is rich in those nutrients.
Candida albicans is found in the digestive tract. However, use of birth control pills among other factors may lead to its overgrowth. The overgrowth of yeast is due to estrogen in the body. Estrogen is a hormone that is used to make the birth control pills. The overgrowth of yeast produces toxins which may lead to other health complications such as digestive disorders, depression, post menstrual syndrome, psoriasis, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and infertility. In order to avoid these issues, the birth control pills used should be made of progestin since it is associated with little yeast multiplication.
Increased Risk of Cancer
Studies had shown that there is increased risk of breast cancer developing in women who were on birth control pills before they had their first child. The risk has been put at about one in every five women. This is pretty high. The birth control pills are hormonally based hence is likely to alter the monthly cycle making the user predisposed to cancer-related diseases.
Causes of Mood Swings
Birth control pills normally alter the equilibrium levels of progesterone and estrogen in the body. This will make the response system of the brain also to be affected resulting psychological instability. It is this mental instability that causes women to complain of sad disposition, disinterest, and helplessness, loss of appetite and sex drive.
Increases Risk of having Blood Clots
When a person is using estrogen, there is a risk of developing venous thromboembolism (also called blood clots). Deep vein thrombosis is when blood clots in the deep vein (the legs are most affected). If the blood clot breaks and reaches the lungs, this condition which is serious is called pulmonary embolism. If not attended to on time, it can cause death. Birth control pills which have estrogen have been found to increase the risk of blood clotting in the veins. Blood clots have been characterized by pains, redness, swelling, warmth in the legs and also coughing blood. Finally, before settling on a birth control method, consult your doctor.