Dangerous Effects of Pills for Birth Control and Blood Clots
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Take for example the current Yaz Lawsuit.
Women all over the world are using these contraceptive pills for avoiding their pregnancy for various reasons. But these pills may cause various other health hazards due to increase in the formation of blood clots in their lower legs.
Dangerous effects of the pills for birth control and blood clots are being discussed in brief hereunder to provide you some precise knowledge about this concept.
Read what the FDA has to say here.
Birth control and blood clots: reasons to be dangerous
While researching on the effects of the birth control pills including Yaz, and Yasmin etc. Blood Clots Researchers had looked over hospital, medical, prescription and death records of last 15 years of the women between the age group of 15 to 50 years.
They came to the conclusion that most of them suffered with the problem of blood clots caused due to the use of birth control pills.
But the latest birth control pills are found more prone to the formation of dangerous blood clots than the previous ones. But still some of the health experts suggest having these birth control pills with the consultation of your doctor.
Blood clots that are caused due to the side effect of these contraceptive pills. These blood clots are usually caused in the legs of the patients which travel freely to other parts of their body through their blood stream.
They can be fatal for people when the clots travel through their brain or lungs.
Information about New pills for birth control and blood clots
According to various studies the risk of blood clots was found to be increased with the use of latest contraceptive pills including Yaz and Yasmin for birth control which caused danger to the life of more than a million women in Denmark.
In fact most of the latest birth control pills contain a synthetic hormone, drospirenone, which increases the risk of blood clot formation, due to venous thromboembolism, six times in the thigh or lower leg. It can be fatal for them if the clot travels to their lungs or brain. Though the risk of blood clot formation was also present with old contraceptive pills containing levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone, but with new pills it had increased many times.
There are contradictory views of different researchers about the risk of blood clots due to latest birth control pills as some of them found many times more dangerous than old contraceptive pills whereas some noticed a minor or no increase in the risk.
FDA is also conducting meetings to consider the risk and benefits of pills for birth control and also for blood clots. Yaz and Yasmin were introduced as the most effective birth control pills by a German drug company, Bayer, with a declaration of similar risk of blood clots as with the pills with levonorgestrel hormone. But this declaration was challenged by European Medicines Agency on the grounds of their adverse affect on the health of a number of women using them since many years. Bayer was sued by thousands of women due to the injuries caused by the use of Yaz and Yasmin as contraceptive pills for birth control.
Increasing risk of Embolism or DVT due to pills for birth control and blood clots
The risk of Embolism or DVT increases with the increase in the use of oral birth control pills and formation of blood clots. The blood clots caused by the use of contraceptive pills in the lower legs of the patient break off and travel through various parts of her body. When these blood clots enter deep into the veins in the muscles in her body then it may cause the problem of DVT or deep vein thrombosis her arms, legs or chest. DVT, a rare problem, is dangerous as blood clots can obstruct the blood circulation to various crucial parts including heart, lungs etc. of her body. They can also suffer from the problem of Pulmonary Embolism or PE due to blood clots caused by the use of birth control pills when they travel through the pulmonary arteries of their heart and break through the walls of its veins.
Oxygenated blood is pumped into the heart through smaller arteries and arota arteries and after supplying essential nutrients to the vital parts of the heart they return the air to the lungs for its re-oxygenation. If the arteries are blocked by the blood clots caused by the use of birth control pills then your heart can not receive the nutrients in the required amount and heart problems can develop to the patient. DVT and PE, both separately and in combination, are referred to thromboembolism in broader terms while studying the risks of birth control pills and blood clots. In this way blood clots caused by the use of birth control oral pills can be dangerous for the life of the women consuming them to prevent their pregnancy for any reason.
Legal implications of the use of pills for birth control and blood clots
The increasing number of sufferers from the problems of the side effects of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills had compelled thousands of women to sue Bayer, the manufacturing company of these contraceptive pills, for damages. Most of the lawsuits filed in this connection have been consolidated by the Illinois court into
Fedral Multi-district Litigation to facilitate every individual sufferer to be examined separately for the ill effects of Yaz and Yasmin. Though the lawsuits are still under consideration of the court but still you can file your claim for the injuries including embolism or DVT caused by the use of Yaz and Yasmin against Bayer, through a personal injury attorney as you may qualify for a settlement with the company.
Thus the use of oral pills for birth control and blood clots can be fatally dangerous for the health of their users, if consumed without consulting health service providers.
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