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The Impacts of Progestin May Not be Good to Women

Progestin is the synthetic model of the naturally-occurring female reproductive hormone progesterone. Often applied in women’s birth control, progestin is one of the essential factors in Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Mirena is a small, Tshaped elastic and hormone containing system which is placed into a woman’s uterus. It generates hormone named as progestin, which makes the linings of the uterus thick and makes it an unsuitable atmosphere for the sperms. Yet, there are some detrimental effects found to be caused by progestin and women who are using IUD are more in danger, say health experts.

Knowing the common side effects that may likely occur when you take hormonal control methods is important. Breast tenderness may occur in some women while bloating and weight gain may happen to others. These side effects may be considered similar to the symptoms you feel a week or prior to menstruation. This is because progesterone is dispensed during the second half of the menstrual cycle and it aids to activate menstruation.

Progestin’s most common side effect is breakthrough bleeding. The menstrual flow that a woman may experience may range from light to heavy. Progestin-containing IUD is also used to prevent heavy menstruation and was certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Women may also develop mood swings and depression. Potential death due to suicide may be prevented in depressed women if they talk to there respective healthcare provider. There are also


women who experience mild to severe nausea. In addition to these side effects, women may also potentially experience increased vaginal discharge, decreased sex drive, and increased anxiety. Bone loss is the more serious side effect of progestin, according to health experts. However, many women has filed lawsuits against the Mirena manufacturer and the Mirena lawsuit at mirenalawsuit.us helps women discover more about the said birth control device.

References: • • • •

theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/01/how-progestin-a-synthetic-female-hormonecould-affect-the-brain/251299/ livestrong.com/progestin-side-effects/ wisegeek.com/what-are-progestin-side-effects.htm uptodate.com/contents/risks-and-side-effects-associated-with-estrogen-progestincontraceptives

The Impacts of Progestin May Not be Good to Women  

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