Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases often have a taboo associated with them due to which people hesitate to get full knowledge about such diseases. Half or limited knowledge in turn gives rise to various myths. This article aims at providing a deeper understanding of the various causes and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases so that necessary preventive and remedial steps can be taken.

As the name suggests, sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are caused when a person has physical contact with an infected person.  STDs can be bacterial, viral, and parasitical. Some of the common sexually transmitted diseases are HIV, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, and syphilis amongst others.

There are various symptoms associated with sexually transmitted diseases. It is necessary to be aware of these symptoms for a timely diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Males suffering from STDs often complain of penis discharge and sores around the penis region.

Similarly, women suffering from STDs display symptoms like itching around the vaginal region, unusually vaginal discharge, and sores around the genital parts. In addition, sexually transmitted diseases can also lead to severe abdominal pain which is not related to either stomach infection or menstrual cycle.

One of the most common ways to prevent yourself from sexually transmitted diseases is by avoiding physical contact with a person who is suffering from such disease. In addition, you should use a condom during sexual activity, especially if you are in relationships with different partners.

If your partner is suffering from STD, then it is necessary that you too get a check-up done, even if you are not displaying any of the above given symptoms.

Usually people hesitate to openly talk about sexually transmitted diseases. However, if you have any doubts, then you must get them clarified by a doctor. In addition, it is necessary that you recognize the problem in time and get a timely treatment to avoid undesirable consequences.