What should a woman know about hormonal contraceptives?
Hormonal contraception is the prevention of unwanted pregnancy with medications containing synthetic female sex hormones.
In the modern world, this method densely entered the everyday life of women. In this article, let’s talk about what a woman needs to know if she is only going to use this method.
How to choose the right hormonal drug, and whether it is possible to take them at all.
Hormonal contraceptives are prescribed only on the advice of a doctor, as they have a number of contraindications and side effects. (!)
In the first phase of the normally flowing menstrual cycle, the influence of the hormone estrogen, which is produced in the ovaries, is growing, as long as the follicle is being formed.
After ovulation, the concentration of estrogen decreases, at the place of the bursted follicle is formed the so-called yellow body, which produces progesterone – the hormone of pregnancy.
Such a complex system of regulation can be disrupted in women for certain reasons. Often they are all united by such a concept as dysfunction of the ovaries.
It manifests itself with irregular monthly, heavy bleeding, pain syndrome, mastopathy and even infertility. In these cases, hormone therapy is performed with a therapeutic purpose.