Category Archives for "Medical"

Birth Control and Acne: Is ‘The Pill’ an Acne Pill?

In the United States alone, there are over 62 billion women of childbearing age, so it isn't a surprise that many women are turning to contrraceptive pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies.. or are they? A study done by the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) revealed that 1.5 million women taking the pill rely on it for purposes other than pregnancy prevention. It was also found that 14% of these 1.5 million women rely on the pill for the prevention of acne. Read More

Accutane Side Effects For Men: Would You Give Up An Erection for Clear Skin?

I'm sorry for the bluntness of that title, but I need to grab your attention somehow. I've already written extensively on the dangers of taking Accutane, aka Roaccutane, in general but there are some specific things men need to worry about. If you haven't read my post on Accutane, I suggest you do so (Understanding the Role of Oils: Think Biology Before Taking Accutane). Something I'm sure a lot of guys aren't writing about is the fact that many of them suffer from erectile dysfunction after being treated with Accutane. Read More

Understanding the Role of Oils: Think Biology Before Taking Accutane

I felt extremely anxious after posting about Accutane in the article entitled The Big Guns: Spironolactone and Accutane. Although I feel that it is necessary to give you all the information I can about acne and the treatments available, I sort of just wanted to act protectively and hide you from exposure to Accutane. Read More

The Big Guns: Spironolactone and Accutane

I thought about it a bit and decided that even though I oppose putting anything other than a vitamin in my body, there are some of you out there who want to know more about more potent acne medications. I recognize this need so I'll give you as much information as I am able to. I decided that based on my avoidance of them, the two big 'acne' drugs are spironolactone and Accutane. Spironolactone treats acne by inhibiting the production of androgens in the body while Accutane works by preventing the formation of sebum. Read More