What is Diane 35 Birth Control Pill?
Diane 35 Birth Control Pill is a combination hormonal pill. This infers the conjoined presence of the synthetic estrogen 'Ethinyl Estradiol' and a synthetic progestin 'Cyproterone Acetate'.
Unique to Diane 35 is its ability to ameliorate the signs and symptoms of androgen excess such as pimples, oily skin and excessive hair growth in unwanted areas of the female body especially facial. Contraception is a basic bonus inherent to Diane 35 in that it prevents pregnancy very effectively.
Diane 35 Indications – In what disorders is Diane 35 found beneficial?
Below is a list of Indications for which Diane birth control pill has been found to be beneficial
Treatment Of Acne Vulgaris: Diane 35 when given over 3 to 4 months is found to lower pimple growth as well as their spread. Further benefits accrue by progressive reduction in the oily skin predisposition. In summation it lowers the oily discharge from facial skin glands, thereby reducing blockage inflammation, which are core to the genesis of acne.
Treatment Of Seborrhea: This refers to a state of increased greasiness of skin. It is caused by oily sebum secreted from the sebaceous glands of the skin particularly the face and other hairy areas. Testosterone and other such male type hormones also known as androgens are present in women in small amounts. These increase the tendency of skin to oily sebaceous discharge and its attending problems like pimples, scaling, boils and resultant infections. Seborrheic discharge is very well controlled by continuous use of Diane 35.
Treatment Of Idiopathic Hirsutism: Excessive hair growth is also a result of increased androgen action in female bodies. The underlying causes for the pronounced male hormonal action are varied and once found must be treated accordingly (e.g. an androgen producing tumor). However there exists the entity of 'Idiopathic Hirsutism' wherein the affected woman's body is for unknown or unexplained reasons simply more sensitive to androgenic hormonal effects. Such a sub class of hirsute women benefits best from treatment Diane 35.
Treatment Of Polycystic Ovarian Disorder: Commonly referred to as PCOD or PCOS, this syndrome is highlighted by longer menstrual cycles, multiple ovarian tiny cysts, a tendency to infertility and heightened testosterone activity with its attending tendency to excessive hair growth, dark skin pigmentation and oily predisposition. Diane 35 serves multiple roles in the treatment of PCOS from regularizing the cycle to reducing acne, hirsutism and providing contraception to a select group of patients of PCOS who so desire it.