Let’s talk about women’s health - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


September 4 to 8 is Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week, and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the topic of contraception.

Contraception does more than prevent unwanted pregnancy. It can be used in many situations to manage common female health issues.

Iron deficiency (anaemia) can happen when one has persistently heavy periods. Contraception can reduce period loss by preventing ovulation and thinning of the uterus lining. Combined with an iron supplement, they are used effectively together to manage iron deficiency.

Oral contraception can also reduce sebum production and improve Acne.

Endometriosis can cause painful cramps and heavy period bleeding. Contraception can be used to control periods and suppress the symptoms of endometriosis.

Oral contraception, specifically the brands that contain drospirenone, has been used to manage period-related conditions such as Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It is still unclear why some women suffer more from these conditions, but it is thought to be due to the complex interaction between certain chemicals in the brain and progesterone. Oral contraception helps by preventing ovulation. In addition, a light period with fewer cramps also improves the overall mood.

Here at Baywest Medical Centre, all our GPs are passionate about women’s health and would love to chat with you about any concerns you might have!

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