Water Pollution From Birth Control Poses A Problem

The active ingredient in most birth control pills is ending up in the drinking water supply in most countries around the world.

The damage to wildlife can be readily seen and the broader concern, of course, is whether or not there is an effect on human biology, as well.

Ecological systems may be at risk along with the health of people everywhere.

The problem is effectively removing ethinyl estradiol can be quite costly. Governmental estimates put the cost of upgrading about 1,360 wastewater treatment plants across England and Wales so they can comply with a proposed limit at between $41 billion and $47 billion (€32 billion and €37 billion), according to Richard Owen, a professor at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

Stroke Is The Silent Killer Of Women

Strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer every year.

450,000 women will have a stroke this year alone.

The unique risk factors for women include hormone therapy such as birth control pills and hormone replacement at menopause.

High blood pressure is the universal risk factor for stroke for all people and anyone can have a stroke at any time.

It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you notice any stoke symptoms.

Every moment your brain is without oxygen irreparable damage can be done to the brain.

Prescription Dugs Can Cause You To Gain Weight

Here is a list of at least 13 drugs that can contribute to weight gain, despite your best efforts.

Popular drugs such as Allegra, birth control pills and insulin contribute to weight gain, however, are crucial to the health and well being of many.

“Patients and doctors need to be more aware of this—it’s an under-recognized driver of our obesity problem,” says Lawrence Cheskin, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, in Baltimore.

More Detailed Warnings Necessary on Yaz Birth Control

Yaz birth control pills have come under scrutiny lately.

The FDA has indicated concern in recent months as some studies, including its own, have shown an elevated risk as the newer synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone, can make women more prone to blood clots.

Currently, the labels suggest that these contraceptives have blood clot risks similar to those of other birth control pills that combine estrogens and progestins.

Morgan Liscinsky, an F.D.A. spokeswoman, said the panel “definitely felt that stronger labels were needed, that the labels need to be updated to reflect current data and acknowledge that it is conflicting.”

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