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I am using Evra birth control patch and I would like to use Procurves
Is there any problem?



Dear Nancy,

Too much estrogen.

The Food and Drug Administration warned users of the popular Ortho Evra birth control patch that they are being exposed to more hormones, and are therefore at higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects, than previously disclosed. Until now, regulators and patch-maker Ortho McNeil, a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, had maintained the patch was expected to be associated with similar risks as the birth control pill. But a strongly worded warning was added to the patch label Thursday that says women using the patch will be exposed to about 60 percent more estrogen than those using typical birth control pills.

Fenugreek is an ingredient of Procurves.
It is an herb very rich in photo-estrogens and is well known for contributing to the production of hormones.
Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-graecum) has a long history as a breast enlarger and contains diosgenin which is used to make synthetic estrogen.

The fennel, another Procurves compound, is one of the most abundant plants in flavonoids, helping hormonal production.
Fennel increases concentrations of estrogen in the bloodstream.

Diosgenin, extracted from the root of wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) is also a component of Procurves.
Diosgenin is used for the commercial synthesis of progesterone, cortisone, and other steroid products. The unmodified steroid has estrogenic activity.

Many experts link these high levels of estrogen with the rise in breast cancer, autoimmune diseases, infertility and other health issues

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