During the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues growing somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Normally, women taking the oral contraceptive pill are required to take of some vitamins. In this article, we will discuss how oral contraceptive pills effect vitamins, minerals and circulatory system in a woman's body
Since women taking the pills have the pregnancy-like state, it influences a number of nutrients
1. Vitamin B2
Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is an essential nutrient and plays a key role in energy production. It is is easily destroyed by light and heat. The good source of vitamin B2 is dark green leafy vegetables and lean meat. Vitamin B2 is necessary because it increases the digestive absorption of other vitamins and minerals.
2. Vitamin B3
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is one of water-soluble B vitamins. It helps to release energy and increase the function of metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins as well as strengthening the nervous system. Vitamin B3 deficiency may cause depression, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, low blood sugar, muscular weakness. Intake of oral contraceptive pills have been shown to decrease the levels of vitamin B3 in the body.
3. Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that exists in three major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine. It helps to increase the amount of oxygen level in the blood that is vital for women taking the pill ( Low level of oxygen causes the heart to work harder). Vitamin B6 deficiency causes depression, confusion, skin inflammation weaken immune system. Major sources of vitamin B6 include cereal grains, legumes and vegetables,etc. Woman who is on oral contraceptive pill may decease the ability of her body's absorption of vitamin B6 that is essential to manufacture its own vitamin B3.
4. Folic acid
Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin and also known vitamin M or B9. It is essential for women taking the oral contraceptive pill, because folic acid deficiency interfere with vitamin B synthesis and utilization of the body.
5. Vitamin E
Intake of vitamin E is essential for women taking the pill because vitamin E helps to prevent blood clots that may happen to some women.
6. Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Since our body can not make vitamin C itself, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. Study shows that taking vitamin C with oral contraceptive pill will increase estrogen absorption and stop spotting. You should stop taking the high dose of Vitamin C when the spotting stops.
Normally, women taking the oral contraceptive pill are required to take additional mineral supplements because of mineral deficiency
I. Increase intake of below minerals
Oral contraceptive pills decrease lower blood levels of zinc and calcium in the women body causing weaken immune system, interfering with the function of reproductive muscles tone and a loss of appetite.
Study shows that women who take oral contraceptive pills when peak bone mass is developing may increase the risk of osteoporosis later in their life. It also shows that women using oral contraceptives and adding calcium in their diet gain significantly more bone mineral density in their hips and spines.
II. Reducing intake of below minerals
Since women are on the pill, their menstrual cycle have distorted. The reducing of period blood or no period contributes to less iron loss than other women who have menstruation.
Level of copper increase when women are on the pill causing mood swing, behavior disorder, depression and deficiency of zinc. This type of imbalance may damage to the liver if high levels of copper are allowed to accumulate for a prolong period of time.
Certain types of oral contraceptive pill may increase level of potassium that contribute to serious heart and health problems, specially for women having pre- existing condition such as kidney, liver or adrenal disease.
C. Circulatory system
1. High Blood Pressure
More than 5% of women in US alone suffered from high blood pressure caused by intake of oral contraceptive combination pills. It often happens to women older than 35 years old and the risk is increasing with age. Study shows that estrogen in the oral contraceptive combination pill may cause the elevating of high blood pressure, and the progesterone only pill may cause the rise of diastolic pressure. Women who smoke while taking the birth control pill have greater risk of hypertension than non smokers.
2. Blood Clots
Estrogen in the oral contraceptive combination pill causes the increasing of certain chemicals that increase the risk of stickiness of platelets and blood clots in the veins in the body.
3. High level of cholesterol
Woman who has high level of cholesterol in the body should take extra cautious while taking the oral contraceptive pill. Study shows that the pill may cause the rise of cholesterol levels in some women as resulting of high levels of estrogen caused by abnormal liver function.
If blood clots are allowed to accumulate for a prolong period of time in the veins of women taking the birth control bill, they may cause blockage of blood circulation that carries nutrients and oxygen for cells need resulting in increasing the risk of stroke.
5. Heart diseases
Blood clots in the veins cause the heart to work much harder to carry the nutrients and oxygen to the body's cells and waste from the cells. If this situation exists for a prolong period of time, it may increase high blood pressure and damage some parts in the heart resulting in heart diseases.
6. Hardening blood arteries
Study shows that oral contraceptive pill causes the atherosclerosis plaque build up in the arterial blood vessels. According to this study, the risk of stroke and heart diseases caused by high level of cholesterol and plaque formation increasing substantially to women taking the pill.
Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.
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"Let You Be With Your Health, Let Your Health Be With You" Kyle J. Norton
I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years and working as a financial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics, teaching and tutoring math at colleges and universities before joining insurance industries. Part time Health, Insurance and Entertainment Article Writer.