Hormone Disorder and the Pill tied to Blood Clots

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 19, 2012

Hormone disorder and the Pill tied to blood clots

According to a new study, women with a hormone disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and who also take birth control pills have double risk of blood clots.


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Dr. Christopher McCartney, associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, said: "For many women with PCOS, (the risks) will be small. For some women, they might be high enough to say we really shouldn't use the Pill, such as for women over 35 who smoke."

On an average, three to five percent of women in the United States of America suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, a considerable reason behind irregular periods, risk of obesity, hair fall, hypertension and diabetes, besides others.


[Read: Side Effects of Birth Control Pills]


Those women are often treated with contraceptives, which already comes with a warning of possible blood clots.

As PCOS puts women in a potential risk of developing heart diseases, further use of birth control pills can be fatal.

The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed that obesity is also a major concern that is contributing to the risk.



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