Birth control pills have more to them then just preventing pregnancy. These oral contraceptives are widely used as an alternate for dealing with the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause. Even though it is not officially approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration), birth control pills are often prescribed by doctors for treating the symptoms of menopause.
Hormones in birth control pills that are effective at preventing pregnancy are also effective in treating number of problems that women face during menopause transition. The low-dose birth control pills that are based on estrogen, progesterone or a combination of the two are effective in some of the symptoms of menopause, for instance:
Although the pills with low-dose are largely use for dealing with the above mentioned symptoms but many doctors still question placing a woman on pills for menopausal symptoms. Low-dose birth control pill warrants the same adverse concern for certain women as of the hormone replacement therapy namely blood clots, risk of cancers, gallbladder disease and negative effects on mood to name a few.
Ones stopped menstruating you may still need to continue with birth control pills in your menopausal transition period .i.e for 3-5years. With proper medical advice of your doctor you can decide on when to stop using pills and manage your menopause.
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