Rabu, 25 Oktober 2017

Birth Control Pills: The History And Ortho Pharmaceutical

Here the history and some features of birth control pills are described. But from the starting era of oral contraceptives the Ortho Pharmaceutical has played a major role in the invention of modern pills and many other things related to contraception and women's health. The Ortho Pharmaceutical has given its best output at each decade from 1960 till date.

The FDA, Food and Drug Administration of USA, approved the oral contraceptives which are also known as "The Pill" on 23rd June, 1960. Searle manufactured the first oral contraceptive and it was named Enovid. The Pill was really warmly welcome and liked by the women of 1960 and even today the women like the pill and almost sixteen million women all around the world use it as a form of birth control method. Even the pill is nearly 100% effectual if it is taken correctly.

Oral contraceptives played a key function in the sexual freedom of women which occurred nearly in the 1960. Yes after approval of oral contraceptives, women for the very first time were able to enjoy sex with no panic of pregnancy.

Ortho Pharmaceutical came in the market in 1963 by introducing its first contraceptive pill and from 1965 the company started yearly survey on women's health and their reviews on birth control pills. Even in the 1965 the Supreme Court of USA declared that the laws about the prohibition of contraception were undemocratic.

In the 1970 when the pill were widely used and getting more popular in women, Ortho Pharmaceutical launched low-dosage pills. Even it introduced the progestin-only contraceptive pill for the first time. The progestin-only pill are the greatest alternative for breast-feed mothers.

In 1980s, first time the multiphasic contraceptive pills were developed by the scientists of Ortho Pharmaceutical. These pills delivered progestin in changeable levels to simulate the usual hormonal tempo of a female's menstrual cycle. These pills quickly turned out to be the most recommended contraceptive pills in USA.

The time was of 1988 when the FDA came to know about additional possible advantages of the Pill use. The advantages include a reduced occurrence of Ovarian Cancer, pelvic inflammatory infection, endometrial cancer, benign breast disease and ovarian cysts. Then an advisory commission of the FDA realized that the advantages of birth control pill may are more important than the probable physical threats of Pill usage by non-smoking, healthy women above 40.

Senin, 09 Oktober 2017

How to Have a Robust Libido - Increase Libido in Women Naturally

Do you lack the desire to have sex?

Lack of desire is a common problem that women suffer with, post menopause.

By the time you reach middle age, you are settled professionally and your kids have also grown up. You have more time for yourself and you think you can enjoy sex once again. The only problem is, that desire to have sex seems to have vanished.

Low libido is a typical problem that women suffer with in middle age. Men, on the other hand, do not experience such a drastic drop in their sexual appetite. Thus, they expect more sex from their partner and if you are you are not able to satisfy your man, things can affect your relationship.

Here are some easy and simple ways to help you get a robust libido once again:

1. Lifestyle Changes

Some simple lifestyle changes can help boost your sex drive. Here are some of such changes:

- Cut back on your busy schedule and find some time to relax. Too much of work can leave you tired and exhausted and leave you with little or no desire to have sex.

- Practice yoga or any of your favorite hobby to relax.

- Increase your intake of foods that help boost estrogen levels in your body. Some of such foods include soy, cherries, alfafa, rice, apples, potatoes, yams, wheat etc. Lack of estrogen is one of the main reasons behind low libido and vaginal dryness. Such foods can help increase estrogen in your body and elevate your sex drive. Essential fats like omega 3 are also important to boost this hormone in your body.

- Get Enough Sleep - Lack of sleep can increase stress and hamper your sex drive. Make sure that you sleep peacefully for at least 7-8 hours each night.

2. Change Your Birth Control Method

A lot of birth control pills and contraceptives can have a negative impact on your sex drive. If you feel the birth control pill you are taking is causing a drop in your libido, talk to your doctor and ask him to suggest an alternative.

3. Try a Natural Libido Booster

In addition to the above, a natural libido pill can also help increase your sex drive or libido. Such pills consist of herbs like epimedium sagittatum, hops extract, l-arginine, ginko biloba etc. that not only increase blood circulation to the clitoris but also help boost estrogen production in your body.

Such pills also help increase nitric oxide synthesis that acts as a catalyst in increasing blood circulation.

Such pills not only boost libido but also increase response to sexual stimulation. They also help you enjoy intense and multiple orgasms.

Top of the line pills are recommended by doctors and do not have adverse side effects.

Rabu, 27 September 2017

New Acne Treatments - The Acne Drugs, Creams and Therapies that Could be Coming to a Shelf Near You

My first encounter with acne medicine, if you will, happened when I was twelve. My grandma just spotted a huge, swollen bubble of a zit on my cheek. Ached by the sight of my gruesome facial growth, grandma gestured me over to her medicine cabinet and pleaded, "Put some turpentine on that soar to suck that poison out". And follow that backwoods prescription I did.

Certainly, turpentine is not an FDA approved acne drug, but by the next morning, that swollen nodule had somehow flattened into healed skin.

Not all zit tales end in such swift bliss.

Many people tormented by pimples find no reprieve with trusted pustule terminators like benzoyl peroxide or antibiotics. And so researchers toil away in labs and challenge the stamina of pimple prone skin with yet another acne preventative. However, this summer, the entourage of novel acne therapies could make blemishes retreat from the skin.

Reduced dosage isotretinoin

For starters, doctors may soon prescribe the acne drug typically reserved for the most severe cases of cystic or nodular acne, isotretinoin, for mild to moderate cases of acne. This past June, a study published in the Expert Review of Dermatology found that an intermittent, low-dose regimen of isotretinoin could mitigate potentially caustic side effects of isotretinoin, like liver damage and extreme skin dryness, while still effectively treating acne.

Bio-identical acne preventing agents

While isotretinoin effects acne control by reducing facial oil secretion and bacterial counts, a recently patented bio-product called phytosphingosine (PS) may combat pimples by mitigating pain inducing inflammation.

Phytosphingosine (PS) is a fat that exists in upper layers of the skin called the the stratum corneum. According to a report in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, a skin-identical version of phytosphingosine exhibited antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in the skin. Researchers suspect that this novel anti-acne fat may soon complement topical pimple treatments.

Less menacing contraceptives

If such fat laden topical acne creams prove insufficient to tame blossoming blemishes, woman can bolster their skin care regime with contraceptives. And with the arrival of a new hormonal agent called drospirenone, women may enjoy less pimples and a more pleasant period.

Doctors may prescribe an oral contraceptive blend of spirolactone and ethinyl estradiol to female acne patients over age 35.

Like spironolactone, drospirenone helps control acne by reducing androgenic hormonal activity like excess facial oil production. Yet when drospirenone displaces spirolactone in such contraceptives, women experience better acne control and less menstrual weight gain and pain, while enjoying the same level efficacious birth control.

While I don't foresee pine derivative like turpentine stealing the acne controlling spot light from isotretinoin, phytosphingosine, or birth control pills, I do predict that in a generation from now, the multifaceted causes and contributors to acne lesions will continue to baffle scientists and continue to crowd our cabinets with test-worthy acne antidotes. In the mean time, "Thank you grandma."

Jumat, 15 September 2017

Common Side Effects of Hormonal Contraception

Hormonal contraception is the most commonly used reversible means of birth control in the US and much of the developed world. Since the initial oral contraceptive pills were introduced 1960 the dose of estrogen in the most common combined estrogen and progestin oral contraceptives had decreased by about 2/3 and serious side effects are far less common. Still side effects can occur and this article will discuss the common side effects and their management.

This article is not meant to be comprehensive, or to address the rare more serious hormonal contraceptive complications like deep vein thrombosis, stroke and risk of breast cancer.

    Acne is more common with progestion only hormonal contraception like depo-provera and the mini-pill, and is less common with some of the newer low dose combination oral contraceptives.
    Amenorrhea is more common and expected with the Mirina IUD, depoprovera, and continuous use OCPs or continuous use Nuvaring.
    Breakthrough bleeding is more common with continuous use OCPs, the mini-pill, and Implanon. It is less common but still fairly common with the lowest dose estrogen combination OCPs.
    Weight Gain: possibly with depo-provera, not shown to be an issue with other types of hormonal contraception.
    Decreased sex drive: Only seen with very low dose estrogen OCPs (15 mcg of estrogen daily)
    Increased vaginal discharge: common with Nuvaring, not with outer types.
    Headache: can be seen with all of the hormonal contraceptives and is more common in women over age 35.
    Oily skin: common with progestin only types like depo-provera and the mini-pill, maybe with Implanon.

Most women who do not have a major contraindication to hormonal contraception use can find a type that will meet their needs and give effective and well tolerated contraception.

Senin, 28 Agustus 2017

The Connection Between Birth Control And Hair Loss

Most people are surprised when they find out that there is a connection between birth control and hair loss. If you are using birth control or if you are suffering from a form of hair loss then you should definitely read on to determine whether or not the connection between birth control and hair loss applies to you.

More On Birth Control Pill And Hair Loss

The biggest topic that comes up with the issue birth control and hair loss is that of hormones. When a woman is taking birth control pills and hair loss occurs, numerous different hormones are flying around in her body which in some cases cause hair loss.

Research has been done to show the connection between birth control and hair loss Estrogen has been used by these researchers, which is one main ingredients in the oral contraceptives used today, and they have found that extension of hair growth is a prominent side effect of this ingredient.

Although this may sound like a good thing it actually is not. It causes the hair to reach it's resting phase and fall out more quickly, this is at least for a period of time, of which is approximately three to four months after the woman begins taking the pills.

This type of hair loss is not that common and does not last long, so if you are woman who is taking or considering taking these form of contraceptives and you are worried about the hair loss then you should have nothing really to worry about.

Sabtu, 19 Agustus 2017

Birth Control and Pregnancy - What Women Should Know About

When the best time to get pregnant becomes a big question for you as a wife you should consider a few things first regarding Birth Control and Pregnancy. You have to consider your body type, your cycle and the many birth control methods you can opt for. Don't just pop any birth control pill without consulting your doctor about it. You should be aware about its side effects too.

Contraception and Pregnancy should go hand in hand when planning for your family. If you are already aware about the different types of birth control methods then this shouldn't be a problem for you. But if you're not, you'd better consider learning about them. Whenever you make choices related to growing your family always include your partner so that he too can understand what's going on with your body. If as a couple you choose not to have a baby first then choosing the right method is the next thing you should do. Review together the different types of contraceptives and carefully choose what suits the both of you. Always ask your family doctor or health care provider to guide you. He or she can explain the different methods for both of you so you can better understand them. The discussion about contraception will focus on you as a couple, so be honest in answering questions. Do not be uncomfortable to ask anything regarding contraception and pregnancy. Keep in mind that they are there to help and not humiliate you. After getting oriented with all the types and methods of contraception, you and your partner can choose more than one method of family planning. This depends upon the advice of your doctor or health care provider. Nonetheless, it is still your choice that matters.

On the other hand, If you and your partner think that it's already the right time to have a baby but you are still under one or two family planning you should consult your doctor. This is actually advised to couples who are under a contraceptive program. The doctor or health care provider will explain to the couple when the best time to get pregnant is. If a couple is unaware about certain things they should clarify them immediately. The health care provider will likely discuss about ovulation, menstruation, effectiveness of birth control and the possibility of pregnancy after the duration of the contraceptive method. The idea here is to make you and your partner informed about Birth Control and Pregnancy. This is done so that in the long run you will already have an idea on what's best for you and your family.