You wanted to know which tubal ligation method is most effective. When it comes down to it, there's basically 3 ways to create a road block in the fallopian tubes so that sperm and egg don't have a chance to meet up. And this is a permanent form of sterility. If you're thinking of doing this, you need to understand that it makes it so that going forward, you cannot have children. It's a highly effective form of birth control and it's a permanent form of sterilization.
So essentially, when it comes down to it, there are 3 different ways to create this road block. The fallopian tubes can either be clamped, cut, or burned, and within these methods, there are different techniques that doctors might use. And research has been done to try to distinguish if one has more risk factors than another or if one is more effective than another, and the research has shown that, statistically speaking, they're all very effective. The largest overreaching risk associated with tubal ligations is the chance for having an ectopic pregnancy, and this can be potentially life-threatening to a woman. So if, at any time, you've had a tubal ligation and you feel like you might be pregnant, you should take a home pregnancy test to either confirm or rule that out for the cause of your symptoms and suspicions. And if you're pregnant, be sure to call your doctor and get in to see them as soon as possible so that they can see where the pregnancy is growing. If it's in the uterus, then that's okay. If it's outside of the uterus, then that is an ectopic pregnancy and it will have to be managed in order to make sure the woman is okay and stable going forward.
If you're thinking about having a tubal ligation, definitely talk with your doctor. They can have an extensive conversation with you about the methods they use, about risk factors, about efficacy associated with it, and they'll also want to make sure that you're all done having children and understand that this is a permanent procedure. If you have more questions in the future for me, feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/IntermountainMoms, and recommend us to your friends and family too.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.