COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION VARIABLES

  • Mamoona Shafiq Department of Physiology, Aziz Fatima Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad
  • Sikandar Ali Sheikh Department of Physiology, Aziz Fatima Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad
  • Syed Hafeezul Hassan Department of Physiology, Aziz Fatima Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad
Keywords: Combined oral contraceptive pills, Spirometry, Ethinyloestradiol, Levonorgestrel, skeletal muscle, hormone replacement therapy, oestrogen receptor

Abstract

Background: The combined oral contraceptive pill is an extremely effective method of contraception that also confers health benefits beyond pregnancy prevention. Oral contraceptive users have been found to have significantly higher total lung capacities when compared with nonusers. Methods: This study was carried out in Family Planning Centres at social obstetrical unit Baqai Medical University and Reproductive and Health Sciences (RHS) Institute, a family planning unit, at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi, from November 2010 to April 2011. Fifty healthy non smoking women were given combined oral contraceptive pills containing Ethinyloestradiol 0.03 mg, Levonorgesterel 0.15 mg, ferrous fumerate 75.0 mg for six months. Results: At 6 months, Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC% and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) increased significantly. Conclusion: Combined oral contraceptives have a measurable effect on lung function variables.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2018-05-28
How to Cite
1.
Shafiq M, Sheikh S, Hassan S. COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION VARIABLES. PJP [Internet]. 28May2018 [cited 27Feb.2021];8(1):52-6. Available from: http://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/774