A new research suggests that taking birth control pills can have a negative effect on healthy women. It was observed that women who take the Pill have a higher risk of developing fatigue and mood swings. The effects of the birth control pill can make women feel miserable.
Despite the fact that women have complained for many years about the negative effects of the Pill, researchers did not focus on finding the reason until now. Due to the fact that the hormones that are found in these pills affect the chemical balance of the brain, they have side effects. Some of these effects are not noted by medical bodies and this leaves women unaware of their risk.
Although the composition of the birth control pills has been modified over the years, researchers were unable to stop some of the side effects. Now, a team of researchers from Sweden and the UK found that these drugs can actually lower the energy levels of women. They did not find any connection to depression.
One of the researchers, Prof. Niklas Zethraeus, mentioned that this study should make doctors aware of the fact that not every woman can take these pills. Women should also be aware of the fact that birth control pills have a lot of side effects, some that aren’t even written in the prescription.
“This possible degradation of quality of life should be paid attention to and taken into account in conjunction with prescribing of contraceptive pills and when choosing a method of contraception,” mentioned Prof. Zethraeus.
In order to see the negative effects of the birth control pill, researchers analyzed 340 women who took combined pills. This type of pills contains both levonorgestrel and ethinyloestradiol. The scientists mentioned that this is the first choice recommended to women because these pills carry the least risk of clots.
The participants were aged between 18 and 35 and they were randomly assigned to receive the placebo version or the drug. None of the participants knew what type of pill they received. After the women were monitored for more than 3 months, the researchers observed that birth control pills had a negative effect on the well-being of these women. The scientists mentioned that they only focused on this type of pill and that the results should not be generalized to other contraceptive pills.
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