Birth control has come quite a distance since it first arrived on the scene. The initial versions of this method of controlling one's fertility were quite dangerous for women. The amounts of hormones being introduced to the body were quite high, causing major health problems for many.
Luckily, those days are long gone and birth control is now used as a safe and effective way of controlling one's fertility. Aside from the birth control pill, other methods of controlling fertility can be found today.
There are many health benefits of birth control pills. Many people are not aware of these benefits. Those who are unaware of these benefits should at least know of them. A short description of the health benefits of birth control pills follows.
First, birth control pills allow women to avoid serious medical complications that are more likely to occur if they become pregnant. If you go to your doctor every day to have your annual exam, chances are good that you will need the birth control pill.
That's because your doctor will either want you to take the pill in an effort to prevent your infection or he may advise you to stop taking it for a short period of time in order to get it over. When you stop taking the pill, your chances of having an infection increase significantly.
Another benefit of birth control pills is that you can prevent iron deficiency anemia. Anemia is caused by an improper diet that lacks iron. If you do not eat properly, your body does not get enough iron to function properly.
Women that choose to use the pill to control their fertility have a great deal less iron in their bodies than those women who eat properly. In fact, sometimes iron deficiency anemia can be life threatening.
That's why it's important to eat a balanced diet that is rich in iron and take a daily multivitamin to make sure that your body receives all of the nutrients it needs.
Some of the most serious side effects of birth control take place when women use them for the first time and during certain periods of time. One of the first effects that women notice is acne.
This often occurs right away after the hormones are introduced into their bodies. It's also common to develop "pimples" as the body reacts to the hormones. These are very easy to treat and can usually be treated with simple topical creams.
Some other effects of birth control pills include heart attacks and strokes. Many times, these incidents happen when a woman is already pregnant. While she is taking the hormones, her body is not meant to handle the additional stress placed on it from the pregnancy.
Sometimes, it reacts violently and in these cases, emergency care is necessary. Women must always talk to their doctors and ask them about possible heart problems or strokes that may occur when they become pregnant.
Many pregnant women experience early pregnancy signs and symptoms. However, these signs and symptoms are far from normal and must be checked by a doctor immediately.
If you are experiencing early pregnancy signs and symptoms, you should make an appointment with your doctor to determine if you are pregnant or not. You should also ask your doctor if you should discontinue your birth control pill during your pregnancy to see if the baby will suffer from any adverse effects.
The most serious side effect of birth control pills is liver damage. This can occur if the pills are not taken properly. Some women experience severe symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and headaches if the hormones are not taken correctly. Some doctors will prescribe alternative forms of birth control pills, but these can often be dangerous as well.
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