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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases And Birth Control Pills

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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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How well do birth control pills improve mood disorders like depression?

Sometimes: Sometimes they improve mood, and sometimes they make it worse. Progesterone seems more likely to worsen mood. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?

No: Birth control pills effectively prevent pregnancy when used correctly. They do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should use a condom to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for heart disease if I am 35?

Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for heart disease if I am 35?

Yes, esp if a smoker: Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginformation. Html

(full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills if you have a connective tissue disorder?

Is it safe to take birth control pills if you have a connective tissue disorder?

No: It depends on which connective tissue disorder. I ask my patients with lupus to avoid them. The risk is that several ct disorders may be associated with an increased risk of blood clotting. Oral contraceptives increases this risk even more. ...Read more

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What is a disorder in chubby women which has the symptom of infertility and a treatment of birth control pills?

What is a disorder in chubby women which has the symptom of infertility and a treatment of birth control pills?

PCOS; not all heavy: You may be thinking of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos with some major caveats: some women with pcos are overweight, some are normal weight. Not all are 'chubby'. Some women with pcos are infertile/ subfertile, some have normal fertility. Finally birth control pills are a treatment for women with pcos who aren't trying to conceive; if ttc we use Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole, plus metformin, most often. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills increase the odds i'll get heart disease? I am 38 years old and have taken birth control pills regularly for the past six years. Is it true that taking the pill means I have a greater chance of getting heart disease? .

Does taking birth control pills increase the odds i'll get heart disease? I am 38 years old and have taken birth control pills regularly for the past six years. Is it true that taking the pill means I have a greater chance of getting heart disease? .

The: The research suggests that women with risk factors for heart disease are at a higher risk of developing it when on the pill. These risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, family history of blood clots, stroke, and heart disease.
The research also indicates that birth control pills with a lower dose of estrogen poses a smaller risk.
If you are healthy with none of the above risk factors, you should feel confident in regards to your risk of heart disease. If you are concerned or have further questions please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more

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Who can not take birth control pills?

Who can not take birth control pills?

BCP: Contraindicated for + above 40 and smoking, history of deep vein thrombosis, some brain tumors, some kinds of seizures, severe hi blood pressures... ...Read more

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Will birth control pills work for men?

Not as well: Studies are ongoing to develop a pill to supress sperm production in men. Preventing one ovulation a month appears to be much easier than preventing the formation of hundreds of millions of sperm cells over the same period. I don't think men are going to be quite as motivated to take the pill every day as women are. ...Read more

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How do you take secure birth control pills?

How do you take secure birth control pills?

Daily administration: Take daily and don't miss any. If you don't want to be pregnant consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're also very safe. ...Read more

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What can you do to use birth control pills?

What can you do to use birth control pills?

That depends on: Which oral contraceptive you are using. Each comes with different directions. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills make you eat more?

Which birth control pills make you eat more?

Statistically: None do. Individual women may have cravings more or less with different pills, but it's all trial and error. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight from birth control pills?

Will I gain weight from birth control pills?

Weight: Yes there is s good possibility you can gain weight from birth control pills. ...Read more

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What if a child ate some birth control pills?

What if a child ate some birth control pills?

Poison control: Try to induce vomiting in your child. Syrup of ipecac may be helpful. Otherwise youmaywant to take to the er for help. ...Read more

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Could birth control pills make you gain weight?

Could birth control pills make you gain weight?

No: Birth control pills do not actually make you gain weight. It all comes down to how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn each day. Pregnancy causes actual weight gain. ...Read more

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What age can u start taking birth control pills?

After menarche: Menarche is onset of menstruation. Birth control pills can be started at that time to regulate menses, prevent menstrual cramps, treat acne, as well as prevent pregnancy. However, remember that birth control pills won't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/ or infections. That's why it's important to use a condom each & every time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take birth control pills?

Birth Control Basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

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What are some good brands of birth control pills?

What are some good brands of birth control pills?

Your specific needs: There are many good oral contraceptive products. Which is the best for you depends on your life style, your risk factors and other specifics. Take care. ...Read more

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What can happen when you take birth control pills?

What can happen when you take birth control pills?

Side effects BCP's: I'm not sure why at your age your taking bcp's. In any case the commonest side effects are related to the estrogenic component and can include nausia, water retention and weight gain, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Could the birth control pills make you gain weight?

Could the birth control pills make you gain weight?

No: Birth control pills do not actually make you gain weight. It all comes down to how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn each day. Pregnancy causes actual weight gain. ...Read more

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Does pgx affect/ interfere with birth control pills?

Does pgx affect/ interfere with birth control pills?

No: There is no scientific reason that this nutritional supplement would interfere with birth control effective ness. ...Read more

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What can I do if I messed up on my birth control pills?

What can I do if I messed up on my birth control pills?

Reconsider options: If you missed taking birth control pills, they won't work as well--the failure rate of pills in typical use is 9%. If you find that you frequently miss pills, you may want to consider a long-acting reversible contraceptive--such as an intrauterine device (iud) or implant that goes under the skin. These methods work as well as sterilization, but are very easy to use. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in. As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system. One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells. List of auto immune disease are many and growing. End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as ...Read more


Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more