Selection Of Appropriate Birth Control For Women With A History Of Leaky Heart Disease?
Good morning Doctor, I have a question. I have a friend with a history of heart disease, namely ASD, and until now I still go to a cardiologist to see if he can use kb injections for 3 months, Doctor. Thank you
The 3 month birth control injection contains the progestin hormone. The 3 months birth control injection is effective in preventing pregnancy by stopping the release of eggs, thickening vaginal fluid, and thinning the uterine wall so that it is not ready for conception.
Birth control injections have several advantages, namely that they are relatively safe for breastfeeding mothers, can be used by women who cannot use birth control that contains estrogen, and reduce the risk of uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.
However, the 3 month birth control injection cannot be used by all women. Several groups of women who are advised to avoid 3 months of birth control injections include women with a history of heart disease, migraines, liver disorders, blood clots, diabetes with complications, breast cancer, and women who are at high risk of developing osteoporosis.
If your friend wants to use birth control injections, I highly recommend consulting a heart doctor who usually checks them and also consulting a gynecologist before using birth control injections. Your friend can also consider other birth control options that do not contain hormones, such as condoms and IUDs. Contraceptives that do not contain hormones tend to be safer for women with a history of heart disease and hypertension.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y