Navigation Links
New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk

Despite lower levels of estrogen, the new generations of birth control pills double the risk of stroke for women who take them. Researchers say the newest pills are no safer than the older versions when it comes to clotting problems.// In fact, the third-generation pills may be more dangerous than the second-generation ones.

The first generation pills, introduced in 1960, was a mix of high doses of estrogen and one of two other hormones, lynestrenol or norethisterone. However, they increased the risk of clotting, which can lead to ischemic stroke. The next version, released in the 1970s, contained markedly less estrogen and only the progestogen levonorgestrel.

This combination also raised the risk of stroke, especially in smokers and women with high blood pressure. In addition, women complained of side effects from levonorgestrel, including acne, cholesterol problems and weight gain. Hoping for the best, pill makers issued yet another formula in the 1980s that combined low estrogen levels with the less harsh progestogens desogestrel or gestodene.

Third-generation birth control pills haven't been used in the US long enough to monitor women most at risk for stroke. However, Europe approved them sooner, letting researchers there compare risks among all three kinds of pills.

In previous research, the scientists found women taking the third-generation pills were more likely to develop these clots than those on the second-generation ones. Although usually harmless, deep venous clots can migrate to the lungs and become deadly. However, the study didn't look at whether newer pills are more likely to cause hemorrhagic, or bleeding, strokes, which are the most common form of stroke in women of childbearing age.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Birth weight key factor in heart diseases
2. FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch
3. IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects
4. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
5. Unpredictable Premature Birth
6. Epilepsy Drugs Can Enhance Risk of Birth Defects
7. Sex timing has no impact on risk of Birth defects
8. Birth weight may be influenced by genes
9. Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births
10. Low Birth Weight infants could have Problems in the Future
11. Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida ... their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers ... as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, ... minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to ... value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated ... Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , ... most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone ... executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital ... will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced ... BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution ... this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in ... sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT is ... levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: