The introduction of oral contraceptives into modern medicine has played a significant role in the emancipation of modern women. They allow the fairer sex to experience all the pleasure of sexual intercourse, without the risk of becoming pregnant. However, in the last decade, more and more unpleasant aspects of this method of contraception have been discovered.
In women over 35, and especially in smokers, those suffering from cardiovascular diseases or high blood pressure, the risk of side effects is greatly increased. These effects range from minor – nausea, headache, weight gain, irregular periods, and reduced sex drive – to extremely negative – pain during sex, spikes in blood pressure, and a significantly increased risk of heart attack and heart attack.
Before using hormonal oral contraceptives, it is advisable to consult a doctor, but you should know three important facts:
- There are two types of oral contraceptives.
They differ in the two types of hormones they use: synthetic progesterone (progestin) or estrogen. Both types affect the hormonal balance of the whole body and can exacerbate underlying chronic diseases.
- They can affect detoxification
A woman’s menstrual cycle is an unpleasant, often painful, and intense physiological need. However, in addition to its cycle functions for female fertility, it also removes some toxins from the body that accumulate as a result of metabolism in the blood. Hormonal contraceptives slow blood flow, which can lead to the accumulation of toxins and altered metabolism.
- Synthetic estrogen increases the risk of osteoporosis.
Human bones are made up of a hard outer layer and a spongy inner core filled with tiny pores. In osteoporosis, the pores in the nucleus expand too quickly, which weakens the structure of the entire bone and leads to much easier fractures (fractures). Interleukin-6 is a molecule involved in the resorption (absorption) of minerals by bone. An increased amount of estrogen inhibits the synthesis of this molecule by bone cells. Decreased mineral intake leads to weakened bones and enlarged internal pores, which is the most common cause of osteoporosis.