Birth control pills are commonly used these days to control family size and to be able to raise children effectively. The old age concepts of larger families are now obsolete, as many people tend to prefer only one or two children. To control birth, women use many forms of birth control, the most common of which are the contraceptive pill. However, the side effects of contraceptives are sometimes quite unknown to these women.
Some side effects that must be controlled during use are, in particular, headaches, nausea, bleeding other than menstruation, decreased libido and breast tenderness. The pills basically work by having estrogen that allows one not to conceive the child. However, the effects of this estrogen can be adverse to women’s health as it tends to increase the chances of blood clots forming, causing women to develop emboli and therefore heart problems. Women, who smoke and consume alcohol in particular, are at increased risk of hypertension, heart problems, and may even face grace consequences, such as strokes due to emboli.
Apart from this, the side effects of contraceptives also include severe migraine attacks and an increased risk of breast cancer. These pills tend to cause an increase in mutations, so they are quite dangerous even for those who already have breast cancer.
Because these pills tend to alter the hormonal level of the body, they tend to have certain endocrine effects. The body’s hormones are disrupted, which can also cause depression and moodiness in many women. Many women do not feel like continuing their sexual intercourse as a result of the effect of these pills. Much research has been done on the safety and other concerns of birth control pills. It has also been found that due to the hormonal altering effect of these pills, women also tend to have problems while breastfeeding after giving birth. They tend to produce less milk due to the hormone-altering effects of the pills. Many women also find it difficult to conceive a child after stopping these pills, as the effect of their chemicals remains on the hormones for quite a long time.
Some women also feel a change in their body metabolic patterns and tend to gain weight, have a greater appetite and a greater desire for food due to the pills.
Despite having some long-lasting hormonal effects, birth control pills are known to be one of the safest methods of birth control. However, it is necessary to have the proper consultation and guidance of the doctor before taking any type of contraceptive pill.