Recently, I saw a microblog about sex hormones and contraceptives. In order to raise students’safety awareness, the teacher not only talked about long-term emergencies, but also explained in detail when the pill should be taken and its adverse effects.
Well, the most orthodox use of the pill is, of course, contraception, but you know what? Short-acting contraceptives have other unknown uses.
1, conditioning menstruation
Menstruation is the regulation of the endometrium by estrogen and progestogen, and it develops periodically and falls off. If the production of estrogen and progesterone problems, or lose regularity, especially progesterone problems, it is easy to appear irregular menstruation, such as months do not menstruate, menstruation too often, or a small amount of bleeding in the middle of menstruation and so on.
At this point, the pill can help. Small pills contain estrogen and progesterone, and are based on the characteristics of the menstrual cycle, together with. After eating for a few months, menstruation will gradually become normal.
There are also young mothers, who have a particularly large menstrual load, who can also use oral contraceptives to stop bleeding and adjust their cycles.
[Note] Contraceptives are always a drug. Eating more is not good for your health. It’s better to start your menstruation with a healthy diet and a reasonable routine.
2, treatment of dysmenorrhea
Dysmenorrhea is a persistent disease that troubles women. It is difficult to escape the curse as long as you have been through menstruation.
Some dysmenorrhea to find the cause, called secondary dysmenorrhea, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis caused by dysmenorrhea. Many dysmenorrhea do not know the cause of the disease, but can only be called primary dysmenorrhea.
Primary dysmenorrhea is associated with excessive production of prostaglandins. Short-acting contraceptives can reduce the production of prostaglandins and relieve dysmenorrhea to a certain extent.
Secondary dysmenorrhea, let alone some short-acting contraceptives, can inhibit the escape of the intimal tissue, thereby controlling disease progression and relieving dysmenorrhea.
3, treatment of acne
Many mothers face acne, the reason is that many of the androgens in the body caused by too much, especially in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, will also grow long black hair.
Many short-acting contraceptives have the effect of lowering androgen, so it can be used to eliminate acne, reduce hairy conditions, to achieve cosmetic skin effect.
Even the instructions on some contraceptives clearly indicate that indications are acne.
[Note] The true effect of short-term contraceptives on acne needs to be tested, so don’t try it easily.
4. reduce cancer risk
Large-scale population studies have shown that it reduces the risk of ovarian, endometrial and colorectal cancer, and does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, which is feared.
However, the so-called anticancer drugs can’t be eaten as conventional drugs to prevent cancer, only to play other roles at the same time, remember that it has these good.
Some people because of taking contraceptives, no longer worry about pregnancy, on the sexual life of the random, which may increase the risk of cervical cancer, so not all cancer, it can prevent.
5. Reduce the recurrence of endometrial polyps.
Endometrial polyps are annoying, prone to recurrence, and sometimes worry about endometrial cancer, but too old to go to surgery.
The reason for its occurrence is not very clear. It may be related to the stimulation of estrogen. Oral contraceptives have a certain inhibitory effect. If you take them 3 to 6 months after endometriotomy, you can significantly reduce the recurrence of polyps.
Although contraceptives have these uses, I have to remind you: once or twice a contraceptive is okay, but often lead to menstrual disorders, loss of appetite, serious infertility, can not rely too much on contraceptives, to choose condoms or contraceptives is the safest.