Birth control pills are one of the best methods in preventing pregnancy. It is to be taken once a day, everyday. These contraceptives contains hormones which actually stops the body from ovulating or changing the cervical mucus to make it hard for the sperm to find it's way to the egg. However, there are numerous negative side effects brought by these pills and most women aren't aware of these!
Check out the list below:
1) Yeast Infection
Since there is a sudden disruption the balance of hormones in the body, the risk for yeast infection also doubles or sometimes triples.
2) Blood clots
Some studies prove that women who use contraceptive pills are at higher risk for blood clots.
3) Breast tenderness
Although this is a mild side effect, this can be bothersome as breasts can enlarge after some time.
4) Migraines and Headaches
Due to the lowering of natural estrogen in the body, this can lead to headaches and migraines but would later disappear once the body adjusts to the medication.
5) Gaining weight
Pills can increase appetite and water retention leading to weight gain. But this can be compensated through choosing pills with less estrogen or intensifying physical activities.
6) Breakthrough Bleeding
This can be a case for the first 3 months of taking pills. This is usually associated with low dose birth control pills.
7) Mood changes
Since pills gives off synthetic hormones, this may cause imbalance in the neurotransmitters which can greatly affect one's emotional state.
Additional estrogen in the body can upset the stomach and can cause nausea at the first quarter of taking pills.
9) Losing Libido
The pills stops the production of testosterone which can lead to loss of interest in sexual life, particularly decreasing ability to orgasm and increasing pain.
10) Visual Changes
This can be a risk to women wearing contact lenses which can lead to glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
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