• Bonus Benefits of Birth Control Pills

    on Mar 27th, 2019

Birth control pills are primarily chosen to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. However, for the right patient, these oral contraceptives can do much more. In fact, birth control pills can be a simple and effective solution to manage several medical conditions that are unrelated to pregnancy. If you suffer from the following, talk to your gynecologist to determine if birth control pills can help:

Acne

This is a leading reason why many teenage girls are recommended birth control pills. We know that hormones play a major role in acne breakouts. If other methods have failed to control your moderate or severe acne, you may find that birth control pills are the solution you have been waiting for. Be patient – birth control pills for treating acne may take a few months to produce results.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Hormone imbalance is the leading culprit to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS. This frustrating condition is marked by weight gain, excessive hair growth, irregular menstrual cycles and acne. However, with the use of birth control pills, periods can become regular as hormones regain balance, which in turn reduces the disruptive symptoms of PCOS.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is not fun for any woman. However, PMS symptoms such as bloating, breakouts, and mood swings can be especially intense for some women. If your PMS is altering your quality of life, you may be able to find notable relief from birth control pills.

Birth control pills can provide the hormone balance that many women need to feel and function best. Due to various reasons, it is very common for a woman’s body to struggle to find that ideal balance. To weigh the pros and cons of birth control pills in your situation, please contact one of our caring physicians at North Pointe OB/GYN. We value the importance of finding the right solution for each woman when it comes to preventing pregnancy as well as treating hormone-related medical conditions.

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