Oral contraceptives


What is it The contraceptive oral are drugs that bring different female hormones to prevent ovulation occurs. Unnatural amounts of these hormones increase the risk of blood clots in blood vessels.
What to do Discuss with the gynecologist lifestyle, medical history and family background, so that the chosen contraceptive method does not harm cardiovascular health.

As the snuff increases the risk of clotting, women who smoke and use oral contraceptives multiply the risk of thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction and stroke. Some women also have an increased risk of thrombosis or genetic disorders different. In the latter case, the use of contraception can be very dangerous. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a physician before starting the use of oral contraceptives .

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