10 Negative Side Effects of Taking Birth Control Pills That You Should Know!

     Birth control pills are a type of female hormonal birth control method very effective at preventing you from getting pregnant. The pills are small tablets that you swallow each day. When used perfectly, the pill is 99% effective. But when it comes to real life, the pill is about 91% effective because it can be hard to perfect. So in reality, 9 out of 100 pill users are getting pregnant each year.

     However, there are several negative side effects brought by birth control pills and most women aren't aware of these.

1. Yeast Infection

     The risk of getting a yeast infection is doubled or sometimes triples because of a sudden disruption of the balance of hormones in your body.

2. Breast Tenderness

     This is a mild side effect that can be bothersome as your breasts can enlarge after some time.

3. Gaining Weight

     Taking pills can increase appetite and water retention leading to weight gain.

4. Blood Clots

     Some researchers proved that women who use birth control pills are at higher risk for blood clots.

5. Mood Changes

     The pills give off synthetic hormones that may cause an imbalance in the neurotransmitters which can greatly affect one's emotional state.

6. Migraines and Headaches

      Using birth control pills can lower your natural estrogen in your body, this can lead to headaches and migraines but would later disappear once the body adjusts to the medication.

7. Visual Changes

     This can be a risk to women who wear contact lenses which can lead to glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

8. Breakthrough Bleeding

     This may occur after taking pills for the first three months. This is usually associated with low dose birth control pills.

9. Losing Libido

The birth control pills can stop the production of testosterone which can lead to loss of interest in sexual life, particularly decreasing the ability to orgasm and increasing pain.

10. Nausea

The additional estrogen in the body can upset your stomach and can cause nausea in the first quarter of taking this pills.

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