How women can benefit from Oral contraceptive pills ? Exeltis pharma event

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Hi beautiful ladies, 
Today i'm going to share something that might not be the common topic that we would talk with our friends or family. I hope that this blogpost will be helpful for all woman. I will be writing more information in this blogpost so that you can get the idea of "what is COC pills", and if you want to know more and want to take this pills, you need to consult with your doctor / pharmacist. 


I have the opportunity to attend an event by Exeltis Pharma in conjunction with World Contraception Day where the highlight of this event is to educate the non-contraceptive benefits. 


Dr K.K. Iswaran
consultant obstetrician & Gynaecologist
subspecialist in reproductive medicine & fertility
giving introduction to modern drospirenone combined oral contraceptive pills.

Contraceptive pills is to prevent pregnancy, and there are so many myth that is bothering women from taking it for example, gaining weight or even " you are not gonna pregnant anymore once you taking combined oral contraceptive(COC) pills". A lot of malaysian woman who are sexually-active, single, especially teenagers scare to talk about it, because the perception of being judged morally or religiously, it would then stop them from seeking the appropriate contraceptive advice from healthcare professionals. This would lead to unplanned pregnancy and no one want that right. So take precaution before anything happened.

Malaysian woman need to know the truth about contraceptive pills and how it can really help women in overall. The fact that COC pills actually not only prevent from pregnancy, it also have added benefit to women's health.









It is important to recognise the non-contraceptive benefits of OC pills. According to the American Family Physician's update on OC, the non-contraceptive benefits of OC pills are so important that some patients use the pills exclusively to improve or prevent certain reproductive health Conditions or menstrual-related disorders.
    

What is the Added health benefit of COC PILLS? 

1. Reduce or maintain body weight, this is because Modern COC pills contain ANTIMINERALCORTICOID. Dropirenone binds to aldosterone receptors and blocks aldosterone action in the kidneys, so it increase Sodium and water excretion and potassium retention.


2. Improve Skin conditions , reduce pimple outbreaks. Modern COC pills contains ANTIANDROGENIC. Dropirenone binds to androgen receptors and blocks androgenic activity on the skin, so it reduce oil secretion on the skin , reduce acne and seborrhoea formation , and reduce unwanted hair growth.





3. Improve and prevent certain reproductive health condition. 




4. Protective effect from cancer of ovaries and cancer of the endometrium(the lining of the uterus). COC pills reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 40% after 4 years of use, 54% after 8 years of use and by 60% after 12 years. This favourable effect persists for at least 10 to 15 years after stopping the use of COC pills. COC pills reduce the risk of ovarian cancer even in women with an increased risk to a family history of ovarian cancer or mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. 
(taken from The cancer and streroid hormone study of the centers for disease control and the national institute of child health and human development. The reduction in risk of ovarian cancer associated with oral contraceptive use N.ENGL.J .MED.1987 316:650-65)





5. Help to control menstrual related disorders by stopping ovulation or stabilising hormone levels.
Premenstrual syndrome(PMS) symptoms occur one or two weeks before a woman's period starts. It can affect menstruating women of any age and the effect is different for each woman. For some, PMS is just a monthly bother but for others, it may be so severe that it makes it difficult to even get through the day. To check whether you have PMS ? check the following symptoms, such as: acne, swollen or tender breasts, upset stomach, bloating tension , mood swings, anxiety or depression, feeling tired and headache. (ps: i'm having my PMS right now writing this blog( every month i have this trouble), maybe i need to take COC pills, need to consult with my doctor)



2 question that you might wanna know the answer about COC pills. 



I want to thank you Exeltis Pharma for this informative educational event.
Exeltis pharma is the branded pharmaceutical business division of Chemo Group, specializing in women's healthcare, respiratory, oular and various other therapeutic areas. Exeltis pharma believes in helping women shape their lives according to their own wishes and empowering women to have access to modern COC pills at a more affortable price to enable them to enjoy its added health benefits and improve their health.

To know more about COC pills, please consult with your doctor. 

Last but not least, 
Beauty is not only from the outside, to fulfil the word BEAUTY, we need to take care from inside out. 
Be a responsible person, take action now, make a conscious decision to have a family:)