Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are a set of infections that are spread by having sex, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex. It is also referred as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Venereal Diseases (VD). More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause STDs. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis among others. Common viral STDs are genital herpes, HIV/AIDS, and genital warts. Trichomoniasis is the most common parasitic STD.
STD symptoms are not always obvious. In fact, most STDs initially do not cause any symptoms. This increases the risk of passing the disease onto others. Some of the symptoms that develop late include:
- Vaginal discharge
- Penile discharge
- Ulcers on or around the genitals
- Pelvic pain
It is important to follow safe sex practices to prevent STDs. Using a condom, having a small number of sexual partners, being in a relationship where the person has sex only with his partner decreases the risk of contracting an STD. Most of the STDs are treatable or curable.
Homoeopathy not only relieves most STD conditions, but also cures them without any persistent usage of drugs or any side effects. Some of the common homeopathic remedies for STDs include:
- Allium Sativa
- Hepar Sulph
- Thuja Occidentalis
It is important to note that no homeopathic medicine should be taken without the prescription from a certified homeopathic practitioner.
Some of the Possible Consequences of Choosing Not to Get Tested for STDs. If left untreated, normally curable diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and bacterial vaginosis can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women and infertility in both women and men
Frequently Asked Qustions
How do you get an STD?
Many STIs are spread through contact with infected body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids, or semen. They can also be spread through contact with infected skin or mucous membranes, such as sores in the mouth. You may be exposed to infected body fluids and skin through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
What are the causes of sexually transmitted infections?
Bacterial STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. Viral STIs include HIV, genital herpes, genital warts (HPV) and hepatitis B. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite. The germs that cause STIs hide in semen, blood, vaginal secretions, and sometimes saliva.