Negative Side Effects

The Deadly Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill
November 20, 2007 |
Long-term use of birth control pills may increase artery buildups in your body that may raise your risk of heart disease, Belgium researchers found.

In a study of 1,300 healthy women between the ages of 35 and 55, there was a 20 percent to 30 percent increased prevalence of plaque for every 10 years of oral contraceptive use.

Though the researchers pointed out that the plaques identified were small and not large enough to block an artery, any plaque is thought to raise your risk of heart disease.

Dr. Erika Schwartz discusses the Truth About Birth Control Pills
I was personally on the birth control pill (bcp) for well over 10 years. My reasoning for going on it in the first place was that I was advised by my gynecologist it was the only solution to balance my hormones. However, it only masked the problem and gave me a whole slew of side effects, listed below…

How many of you out there would eat something every day that could cause infertility, dry vagina, yeast infections, lost libido, cause hormone imbalance, or alter your choice in a mate? My guess is nobody would knowingly do this, but they are in fact side effects of taking the birth control pill, and over 100 million women worldwide take this tiny little pill that can potentially cause all these problems.

Birth Control Pill May Alter Woman’s Brain Structure; Are There Real-World Consequences?
Apr 7, 2015 12:59 PM By Lizette Borreli
According to a recent study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, the pill may be linked to thinning a woman’s brain structure, specifically the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and the posterior cingulate cortex.

The human brain reacts to sex hormones that travel throughout the body. These hormones have strong influences on the brain and nervous system, and actually play important roles when it comes to brain development and function. Estrogen affects the hippocampus, which influences long-term memory, orientation, and navigation. The hippocampus actually makes estrogens and androgens from cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Any thoughts, stories, suggestions, comments, feedback, etc..? Have you used it? What made you decided to use it? Any personal side effects (emotional, physical, etc..)?

Good News Women


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