As a previous sufferer of a blood clot, I am always keen to help others who have similar health problems. And I always seek out news stories on this topic. You see, almost ten years ago I was in a car accident that nearly took my life. I spent four months in hospital, three weeks in a coma and developed a blood clot in my groin as a result of lying in bed for too long.
Fast forward to today, I permanently wear compression stockings on both legs to keep the blood flowing around my body and I must exercise regularly (even if it’s only a short walk around the block) to keep my circulation flowing easily.
So I just read an article on a related subject, that will be of great interest to all women who take birth control pills. Which I would imagine is a huge percentage of all women who have not reached menopause yet.
The article was written about research undertaken by the United States Federal Drug Administration, where they discovered that birth control pills which contain the compound ‘drospirenone’ could cause venous thromboembolic events (VTE) and arterial thrombotic events (ATE).
Drospirenone is an artificial hormone, which acts as a woman’s natural hormone called progesterone.
While the risk of these two blood clots is reported to be low, women who are currently taking this form of birth control pill may prefer to swap to another type of low or zero risk pill.
Article source – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/251748.php