If you are sexually active then you are certainly familiar with the term’ sexually transmitted diseases’ or STD’s. These are very serious illnesses that can have devastating effects on you and your partner. It is important that you know what a sexually transmitted disease is so that you and your partner can begin to treat it in the most effective way possible.
First of all, let me explain what an STD is and what causes them. A sexually transmitted disease is an illness caused by any one of a number of different strains of the Human Papilloma Virus. These strains are highly contagious and can be passed from one person to another by having anal, oral or vaginal sex with someone who is infected.
Because this is a highly infectious condition, it is highly important that you and your partner are educated about the importance of safe sex in preventing and treating your STD. For people who do have a sexually transmitted disease, there are many different treatments and diagnoses that will be made as a result of their symptoms.
The following are common causes of these diseases and how they affect a patient
Gonorrhea is caused by the infection known as gonorrhea
This is one of the easiest to treat sexually transmitted diseases. Most doctors would prescribe antibiotics that will cure the symptoms and allow your body to get back to the way that it was before the disease spread.
However, when treating a case of gonorrhoea, it is essential that you understand that the condition is chronic and may not always clear up on its own. Gonorrhoea is caused by bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae.
This bacteria can cause the vagina to become red in colour and may also cause painful burning and itching. When your body is in an immune state, it will fight off the bacteria that cause gonorrhoea. However, when the body is under stress, it becomes weaker and this weakens it so that the bacteria can easily enter the bloodstream where they can cause other diseases such as HIV.
It is important to remember that even though the symptoms of gonorrhea are usually treated effectively, it is important to know what causes this condition in the first place so that you can avoid it.
Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria called Chlamydia
This bacterium is able to thrive in moist environments and when the immune system is weak. If left untreated, the disease can grow into a large, dangerous cancerous mass that will affect the kidneys, penis and other areas of the body.
Chlamydia has similar symptoms to gonorrhoea. They include burning, itching, burning and soreness in the genitals and mouth. The main difference between these two is that Chlamydia will often cause sores in the genitals and aching around the genitals, while gonorrhoea will cause sores in the mouth and inside the mouth. Read: Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
In some cases, Chlamydia will cause pelvic pain and other symptoms that occur in the genitals and in the mouth as well
In order to fully understand what the causes of your sexually transmitted diseases are and how they affect you and your partner, you should consult your doctor or health care, provider. It is important that you educate yourself and talk openly with your doctor about what your body is dealing with so that you are aware of the options that are available to you.
Remember that the more you know about your condition the more comfortable you will be when it comes to discussing the topic. You may not be sure about the treatment and diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases. But you should be able to understand that the longer you leave it untreated the worse it will get and the harder it will be for you to cure.
Your body is different from the one that is suffering from gonorrhea or chlamydia. Your body is able to fight off the bacteria that cause these conditions but if you do not take action it could lead to a more serious situation that you would not want to deal with.
Treatment and diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases are a personal matter
No one should decide for you what treatment is right for them. No one is responsible for your body and what your body can handle but the best thing to do is take responsibility for your health and ask for advice from your doctor or your health care provider.
Be open and honest with your doctor so that he or she will be able to give you the best advice about the treatment and diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to know the causes and understand what you have to face and be able to take care of your problem.
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