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About Yaz Birth Control

Yaz or Yasmin is a tablet used for birth control. It is made of a combination of estrogen and progesterone and there are 28 pills in the pack. 24 tablets are hormone pills and the rest are placebo. This birth control is also recommended for women who are suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Additionally, Yaz may also be used to enable shorter and lighter menstruation, to prevent menstrual cramps or to cure acne in teenage girls.

Adverse Effects of Yaz

Although Yaz has been a very popular method of birth control it still comes with certain side effects. Some of the adverse effects are associated with the fact that female body needs to adjust to hormones taken with this pill. In most cases these effects are mild and they might include headaches, nausea, vomiting, changes of facial skin (darkening) and tenderness or the pain in the breasts. Many women using Yaz experienced weight gain and this is one of the common side effects. Appetite changes are also frequently reported mild adverse effects of Yaz. Hair loss is another side effect that might be caused by these contraceptive pills. Women using Yaz may also experience vaginal itching, vaginal discharge or spotting. Mentioned problems are not something a woman should be afraid of and they can be resolved very easily in most cases.

However, there are some side effects of Yaz that are very serious in nature. Yaz is known to increase the chance of occurrence of blood clots, especially in the legs or the lungs. This condition is called deep vein thrombosis, but the same problem may occur in the lungs and then it’s better known as pulmonary embolism. Both of these problems must be taken very seriously and diagnosed and treated with the earliest of symptoms.

Mood changes and depression are also severe adverse effects of Yaz birth control pills. Women using the pill may feel the need to be alone all the time and be extremely emotional.

Severe effects of Yaz may also include problems such as heart attacks, stroke and gallbladder disease, severe bleeding in the liver, tumors in the liver or liver cancer. Women using this contraception pill should be aware that it could lead to vision problems and numbness on one side of the body. In some cases, women on Yaz have been found to suffer from breast or cervical cancers.

When To Avoid Yaz?

Patients suffering from chest pains and those who have had heart attack or stroke are strongly advised not to use Yaz. Women diagnosed with jaundice, tumors or cancers should also stay away from this pill.

Yaz is also not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms.

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