Are you wondering if the birth control pill you are taking or are thinking about taking will affect your IBS? This is a very good question, as changes in hormone levels can certainly affect the digestive system and thus perhaps have an impact on IBS symptoms. Let's take a look at what is known about the interaction of birth control pills oral contraceptives and IBS to see whether an interaction between the two might be helpful or make your IBS symptoms worse.
Medicines taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, while usually safe and effective, may create harmful effects in some people. Certain medicines taken together may interact and cause harmful side effects.
We've said it before - taking a course of antibiotics means supplementing with probiotics to help replenish the good microflora that gets wiped out by the medication. But have you ever considered the need to take a probiotic to support taking a long-term, prescribed medication, such as oral birth control pill? A hormonal birth control pill can be considered wonderful in many ways.
Crohn's disease CD and ulcerative colitis UCcollectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases, are archetypical inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract with rising incidence worldwide. Although the role of genetic factors in disease development has been highlighted by genome-wide association studies, environmental risk factors likely play a pivotal role in development of CD and UC. Prior observational studies have suggested a link between exogenous hormone use and risk of CD and UC. Specifically, studies have shown an association between oral contraceptive use and risk of CD and menopausal hormone therapy and risk of UC.
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Healthy women who do not smoke cigarettes have almost no chance of having a severe side effect from taking oral contraceptives. For most women, more problems occur because of pregnancy than will occur from taking oral contraceptives.
The Pill is the most commonly used form of birth control in the U. Some myths floating around out there about what might cause your birth control to fail are just that: myths. Specifically, missing a pill is the biggest mistake you can make.
Combination birth control pills, also known as the pill, are oral contraceptives that contain estrogen and a progestin. Combination birth control pills keep your ovaries from releasing an egg. They also cause changes in the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus endometrium to keep sperm from joining the egg.