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Can Birth Control Pills Help Thyroid Issues
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
Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. The prevention of pregnancy (which itself has many risks) can be considered to balance this risk, and the pill also has long-term benefits in decreasing the risk of a number of female cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Diet pills: There is little need for diet pills. There is need for a good diet and also for exercise. Weight loss should not be done at breakneck speed - 1/2 to 1 lb a week is enough for most folks. Those who lose weight quickly tend to gain it back quickly - not all but many! Please go on-line to :NuVal" and find out what foods are good, not so good, or bad! ...Read more
Depends: There could me many reasons for mood instability during the peri menopause. Overall any product that contains estrogen such as bcp can alleviate some of the symptoms related to peri menopause . There are other helpful remedies that your obgyn can discuss with you. I would not assume that "sadness" is solely the result of peri menopause , there could be other reasons. ...Read more
Yes: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, some do: 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
St Johns wort: The most notorious supplement/health food store drug that interacts with birth control is st. Johns wort--taken for depression. Other interactions haven't been well prescribed, but it's still possible that there could be interactions. Talk with your doctor about which supplements you're taking. ...Read more
Yes: That would not cause a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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