Estrogen-Free Start Management Capsules – HealthyWomen

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Estrogen-Free Start Management Capsules

Can’t take estrogen or favor to not? No worries. Right here’s what that you must find out about estrogen-free contraception capsules.

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Mixture Start Management Capsules

Mixture contraception capsules have estrogen and progestin. However not everybody can take estrogen. This contains individuals who smoke or have/have had:

  • A blood-clotting dysfunction

  • Breast most cancers

  • Coronary heart illness or stroke

  • Migraine illness with aura

  • Uncontrolled hypertension

  • Liver illness

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Estrogen-Free Start Management Capsules

In the event you can’t take estrogen, or favor to not, one choice could also be an estrogen-free tablet that solely comprises progestin, a type of progesterone. These contraception capsules are taken every day.

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Estrogen-Free Capsules Have Fewer Facet Results

A lot of the unintended effects of mixture capsules are attributable to estrogen. So, capsules with out it trigger fewer issues. Even ladies who’re nursing could possibly take estrogen-free capsules. (In the event you’re breastfeeding , you need to keep away from estrogen, as a result of it might probably lower your milk provide .)

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Progestin Helps Stop Being pregnant 

Progestin might cease your ovaries from releasing eggs. However the principle manner progestin works is by thickening the cervical mucus to maintain sperm from reaching an egg and by thinning the uterine lining. 

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Age Issues with Oral Contraceptives

Though many older ladies can take mixture capsules, estrogen-free capsules could also be safer in case you are over 35 years outdated and also you smoke or have medical points that make taking estrogen dangerous, equivalent to coronary heart illness.

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Consistency Is Key 

It’s necessary to take estrogen-free contraception capsules on the similar time every single day. When you ought to attempt your finest to take your estrogen-free contraception tablet every single day, some capsules have a 3-hour window, and one newer choice has a 24-hour window in case you neglect. 

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Greater than Simply Start Management

Estrogen-free contraception capsules will help ease a number of well being points. Many ladies take them to assist handle:

  • Heavy intervals

  • Endometriosis

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Anemia

Estrogen-free capsules may additionally scale back the danger of endometrial most cancers (most cancers of the uterine lining), ovarian most cancers and colorectal most cancers.

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Start Management Capsules Do Not Defend Towards STIs

Oral contraceptives, like estrogen-free contraception capsules, don’t defend in opposition to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) , together with HIV . Utilizing condoms is one of the best ways to scale back your possibilities of getting STIs.

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Speak to your healthcare supplier you probably have questions on your contraception wants and what’s finest for you.


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