Taking Birth Control Pills to Fight Acne

Anybody who’s ever had a run-in with acne probably knows that there’s a vast array of products out there that all claim to get rid of zits fast and effectively. Unfortunately, there’s just not that one miracle product out there that will cure everybody’s acne ailments. More often than not, a person who suffers from acne has to try and test out a variety of products before they find anything that really works with them. It can be a long and frustrating road to travel down at times. There are really a lot of factors when it comes to determining what causes acne in certain people. Cleanliness of the skin is one factor that is important but not the main …

Low Level Laser Therapy Non-Drug Treatment Used To Decrease Swelling And Pain

Low level laser therapy, is a non-drug treatment used to decrease swelling and pain. With holmium laser therapy, patients experience minimal pain after the operation and spend less time in the hospital than with TURP. et al.: The effects of laser therapy on tissue repair and pain control: a meta-analysis of literature, Proc. Efficacy of low reactive-level laser therapy for pain attenuation of postherpetic neuralgia. Double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation of the effect of combined phototherapy/low intensity laser therapy upon experimental ischaemic pain in humans. Discussion Laser therapy is effective for a wide variety of acute and chronic pain syndromes. Nevertheless the bulk of published work to date supports the use of laser therapy for the treatment of pain. It also confirmed …

Know the Benefits and the Disadvantages of Taking Birth Control Pills

Today, sexually active young and adult women have wide variations of birth control options to choose from. Among the most popular contraceptive options are the barrier methods, the hormonal methods, the natural family planning, and sterilization. In the various birth control methods developed for females, majority of them prefer to use birth control pills, for these are highly noted for their efficiency, usage convenience, and affordability. Aside from the pills’ effectiveness in preventing unwanted pregnancies, oral contraceptives also provide other health benefits to users, thus, making them one of the most in-demand forms of birth control methods in the market. Despite the safety claims of birth control pill, this type of oral contraception also has some risks and complications with …

How New Acne Drugs Are Developed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states its purpose in the following mission statement: “The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.” In 2005 the FDA provided a public draft guidance document to the pharmaceutical industry on the development of drugs to treat acne vulgaris, or …

The Vicious Cycle of Antidepressant Drugs and Acne

In today’s world, depression ought to be a major concern. Thousands are reported to suffer from the problem. Potentially thousands more cases of depression are going by unreported and untreated. The fact that sales of antidepressant drugs are fairly consistent serves as concrete proof that the condition is a problem. It has become such a concern that most organizations and systems designed to deal with suicide focus on spotting people with depression, inadvertently ignoring other suicide triggers. While antidepressant drugs are known to be effective in helping ward off the symptoms, there are other things that people have to be concerned over. Acne is also a problem, though hardly one that is as large a concern as depression ought to …

Alternative Acne Treatment – Drug Free Solutions

Acne is a skin condition from which most of us have suffered at one time or another, especially in our teens, but for most people it lasted only for a year or two. However it is possible to have this common condition at any time in your life, and many people are plagued by acne throughout their adult lives, and find themselves in an endless search for a drug or product which will end their problem for ever. Acne itself is a condition caused by excess oil in the skin, and this oil breaks down into fatty acids which cause the skin to inflame. This normally takes place on the face and neck, but can also create more serious scars …

Acne Remedy: what worked for my acne was the drug-free way (part 3)

Welcome back. I have discussed the internal aspects of acne treatment and now we shall be going over the external factors of treating acne and its symptoms. The internal and external factors of this drug-free method of acne control do go hand-in-hand so needless to say; ensure that for your success at this acne treatment regimen, you take the necessary steps to keep both methods working together to ‘zap those zits’ naturally. Okay? Acne Remedy: Tips for External Acne Control *Don’t repeat the use of a pillowcase in 2 days; always change them nightly so get 7 clean ones. *As much as possible, keep unwashed hands off of your face for long periods of time. *Try to sleep on your …

Acne: Asthma Drug Fails to Help Patients with Acne

The asthma drug Zyflo fails to help patients with severe acne, according to a mid-stage trial carried out by the company Critical Therapeutics Inc. The drug, also known as zileuton, was neither better at controlling the number of inflammatory lesions than placebos under the company statistics. Over the 12-week trial, patients treated with Zyflo had an average reduction of 11.5 inflammatory lesions. That compared with a reduction of 9.1 lesions in a group of other patients taking placebos – far short of achieving statistical significance. Patients treated with placebo showed a reduction of 16.4 lesions in the placebo group, but patients treated with Zyflo showed a mean reduction in the total number of lesions of 25.3. The company stated the …

Birth Control Pills Can Help Acne Treatment – Know How

Many young women who are looking for acne treatment and birth control methods tend to look for birth control pills to kill two birds with a stone. It might be surprising for some to know that some birth control pills are very effective in controlling acne and cure considerably in many cases. Birth control pills control the sebum significantly to be produced. What is acne? Acne is a chronic disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne is characterized by black heads, pimple outbreaks, cysts, infected abscesses, and (sometimes) scarring. Acne is the result of inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin producing pimples and pustules. Sebaceous glands (fatty glands found in hair follicles throughout …

Birth Control Pills, Pregnancy and Acne – A Complete How-To Guide

Acne first comes about during adolescence, when hormone levels begin to increase.This sudden flucturation of hormones causes the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. They start generating increased levels of such oils that end up becoming clogged inside the glands. When the oils can’t escape, acne results! So it goes without saying that when there is a fluctuation in the hormone levels within the body, it can trigger an increase in sebaceous oil production, and therefore increases the chance that an outbreak of acne will likely occur. With women, acne breakouts are common while they are taking birth control pills and also when they become pregnant. Using Birth Control Pills to Control Acne Women who do take the birth control …

Birth Control Pills and the Era of Seasonal Menstruation

The era of seasonal menstruation began in 2003 upon the approval of continuous birth control pills for commercial use. The said new generation of pills gave women the option to regulate their menstruation and limit its occurrence to only four times a year. The need to have more control over their reproductive cycles due to lifestyle, career, and health reasons had prompted many women to use this type of contraceptive. Using the said medication, women can now delay menstrual periods for as long as an entire year. Lybrel, the first birth control pill that made it possible for women to be one-year free from menstruation, was approved for sale and public use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in …

Birth Control Pills And Acne: Clear Mind Or Clear Skin?

Before you read this article, I am duty-bound to tell you that this article is for women only (though I am sure men will be curious to read it)! To take or not to take birth control pills for controlling acne is a very sensitive topic, if not controversial! Is taking birth control pills to control acne is right for you? How does birth control pill work on acne? Can hormones in the birth control pill stop acne from forming? At least thousands of such mad trains must be rushing the mind of a woman, who is consuming the pills with the twin important purposes! Every pill creates fresh doubts, fears and complications in her thought process. Because research on …

Acne Treatments with the Use of Birth Control Pills and Antibiotics

Acne / Birth Control Pill For some female patients, treatment-resistant acne is caused by excessive production of hormones called androgens. With extra androgens in your system, your oil-producing glands go into high gear ­— and so does your acne. Several clues can help your doctor identify acne that may be influenced by hormones: acne that appears in adults for the first time; acne flare-ups preceding the menstrual cycle; irregular menstrual cycles; hirsutism (excessive growth of hair or hair in unusual places); and elevated levels of certain androgens in the blood stream. Adult women and teenage girls whose acne has resisted treatment with antibiotics or topical retinoids may be candidates for hormonal therapy. Once a patient’s acne is identified as hormonally …

Acne Remedy: What worked for my acne was the drug-free way (part 2)

In the hopes that you may have read the first installation of this series on acne treatment using drug free methods, I will now proceed to give you a suggested diet menu-plan to adhere to for an internal acne remedy program. This diet is based on the fact that the human body goes through a cleansing process from twelve midnight until twelve noon, and a building program from twelve noon to twelve midnight. Therefore, what is eaten during these respective periods must be harmonious with the natural processes. Following this dietetic suggestion will not only lend to a successful acne treatment process internally, but will also lead to an improvement in your overall health and fitness levels. Acne Remedy: Suggested …

Acne Remedy: what worked for my acne was the drug-free way (part 1)

There are over 50 million people in America alone who suffer from this image debilitating skin disorder known as acne but I am glad to say, that estimate has lost a count and it is my hope that many more will find success at being excluded from that list. I suffered from acne for over a decade of my life and this lingered way into adulthood, thus it wasn’t just a “puberty thing”. Imagine not being able to look in the mirror with ease, having to look down when speaking to people, hating to take photos and hang out with friends and family, all because of one crises: Acne. Well, not anymore, I’ve been successful at getting rid of my …