Whether you know it or fail to admit it, hormones have a huge impact on our daily lives. From having a face riddled with pimples to wanting to eat barely 2 hours after a meal, hormones play a vital role in our day to day activities. As such, it will be foolhardy to believe that pregnancy prevention pills which basically work and act as hormone
regulators will not have a huge impact on hormonal balance. Here are seven things pregnancy prevention pills such as postinor-2 and sedenol do to your body that have little or nothing to do with birth control.
They Help To Conserve Blood
The amount of blood every woman let’s out per menstrual period varies from one woman to another. Normal bleeding is however considered to be within the range of 80 to 85 ml. Having a much heavier flow can potentially cause you to have anemia which may result in fatigue. Pregnancy prevention pills can help to lessen your monthly flow by thinning out the lining of the uterus which will ultimately result in less bleeding for every month you take the Pill.
It Can Offer Protection Against Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a sexually-transmitted infection of the female reproductive organs. If PID is left untreated, it may result in chronic pain around the pelvic area or infertility. Birth control pills normally don’t offer protection against sexually transmitted infections that cause PID, but they offer a small level of protection by thickening the walls of the cervical mucus which makes it pretty difficult for disease-causing bacteria to make it to your uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes.
It Can Help Make Your Face Smooth
The pimples you have on your face can be cleared up by the use of birth control contraceptives including stray strands of hair that may lie around your jaw. Both are usually caused by excess androgens in the body of which the hormone testosterone is one. Pregnancy prevention pills stimulate the liver to produce a protein which inhibits testosterone from floating around in your bloodstream. This helps to reduce unwanted facial hair and lowers the chances of having acne.
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They Make Endometriosis Less Painful
Endometriosis is a painful condition where the tissues that grows normally in the uterus and sheds during your menstrual period grow outside of the uterus and on the ovaries, bladder or bowels. These excess tissues may cause inflammation and scarring which may result in severe pain. Birth control pills will reduce the severity of monthly menstrual symptoms by reducing the excess tissue which causes swelling, inflammation, and scarring, and results in extreme pain. The pill will decrease the severity of monthly menstrual symptoms, less uterine buildup and less shedding. Women that experience endometriosis and who are also on the pill will also have less migration and growth of uterine tissue throughout the body which will drastically reduce pain.
It Offers Protection From Cancer
According to a study published in the journal Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, taking birth control pills upward of 15 years can cut the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 50 percent and that of endometrial cancer by as high as 70 percent. The research states that ovarian cancer protection comes from stopping ovulation, and birth control pills prevent that. It also prevents uterine cancer in the same way as the pill thins out the uterine lining which causes less tissue buildup and ultimately results in a lower risk of developing the disease. It is however important to note that oral contraceptives may increase the risk of developing breast and cervical cancers because it increases the levels of the oestrogen hormone.
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It Can Help You Endure Perimenopause
Birth control is normally associated with women that fall within the childbearing age bracket but taking birth control pills while going through menopause can help to ease your transition. Pregnancy prevention pills can help to control some menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, irregular bleeding and hot flashes while keeping your hormones balanced.
It Can Help with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Ideally, a woman’s body is supposed to release at least one egg each cycle but any woman suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) won’t experience this. Matured eggs in a sufferer are not released but stay in the ovaries which may result in infertility. The symptoms of PCOS may include excess body hair and irregular periods. Contraceptives can help to regulate the hormones responsible for egg release and ensure that your body sticks to a regular menstrual cycle and releases eggs on time.