What is Menstruation?
For many women, their reproductive systems are out of sight and out of mind until menstruation. Commonly called a period, menstruation occurs once per menstrual cycle. Although this is most women’s least favorite part of the menstrual cycle, it allows your body to prepare itself for pregnancy.
One way that women can control menstruation is through oral contraceptives. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancy, birth control pills manipulate your menstrual cycle so that you can also direct your menstruation. However, some oral contraceptives like YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella also come with adverse health effects such as liver tumors. If you are a victim of YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, please contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.
The Purpose of Your Period
Periods mark the failure of fertilization. Over the course of your menstrual cycle, the lining of the uterus thickens to provide a nourishing layer to any egg that may become fertilized. If an egg does not implant in the lining of the uterus, you experience menstruation, which includes several days of bleeding. This is the shedding of your uterine lining. This can be accompanied or preceded by cramps, bloating, constipation, and irritability.
Menstruation and Birth Control
Oral contraceptives like YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella can help you control menstruation. These pills contain hormones that prevent the release of eggs. Additionally, these chemicals suppress menstruation since you do not need a thickened uterine layer if you are not releasing any eggs. However, this can also cause you to suffer from serious health problems like stroke.
Of course, there are times when your period may seem like a major inconvenience. However, when you manipulate your period with medications like YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella, it can put you at risk of adverse health effects like heart attacks and gallbladder disease. If you have experienced these problems as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact an experienced YAZ side effects lawyer from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.