What is Alesse?
Alesse is a type of low-dose birth control pill. These pills have 20 micrograms of estrogen, compared with 30 to 50 micrograms in regular birth control pills. The lower dose of estrogen in Alesse is believed to be safer for women who are perimenopausal.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause means “around the time of menopause”. The perimenopausal years are the 3 to 5 years before your final period. The timing of menopause is different for each woman. Eventhough some women stop having periods in their 30s, the average age is the early 50s. Perimenopausal women are usually in their 40s or early 50s.
Why should I use Alesse during perimenopause?
If you’re still having periods, pregnancy could still happen. Low-dose birth control pills, like Alesse or Loestrin, prevent pregnancy and may also have some health benefits. They can help regulate your periods if they are heavy or irregular. Alesse may also prevent bone loss, which helps protect you from osteoporosis. Another potential benefit is protection from ovarian and uterine cancer.
Who should not use Alesse?
Perimenopausal women with a history of deep blood clots, heart disease or breast cancer should not take low-dose birth control pills. Women who smoke should probably not take them and consult your doctor for other birth control types best suited for you.
How will I know when menopause occurs while taking Alesse?
You and your doctor can decide together how long you should take Alesse. You can stop taking low-dose birth control pills at any time. The decision to change from low-dose birth control pills to estrogen replacement therapy is usually made around the age of 49 to 52.
Are there any side effects to using Alesse?
Seeing that the hormone dose in Alesse is so low most women don’t have side effects. But some women might have breast tenderness, nausea, higher blood pressure or headaches. It’s also possible that these low-dose birth control pills may not help regulate your periods. Any abnormal bleeding that occurs, might get worse.
If side effects persist or worsen while taking Alesse always contact your doctor as soon as possible.
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