Sexually transmitted Diseases or more commonly known as STDs are one of the most haunting infections and diseases in man’s history. Aside from having claimed millions of lives all over the world, people with any of the STDs may also experience embarrassment from other people. As we all know, infections that are transmitted through sexual acts are a lot difficult to handle compared to regular diseases. This is the reason why a lot of us are now making moves and steps in order to lessen the incidence and the risk of having these destructive infections. One of these moves is through the spread of proper education and information with regards to the different types of diseases under this category. This could be effectively done by discussing also the different symptoms of STDs, particularly among women. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of STDs in women.
• Chalamydia – this type of STD causes women to experience vaginal discharges including burning sensation upon urination. Some women may also experience lower abdominal pain during long courses of the disease and as well as the presence of eye inflammation and skin lesions. Chlamydia is also known to cause PID or pelvic inflammatory disease, which includes the inflammation of the woman’s pelvic organs. Fortunately Chlamydia is a curable disease with the use of proper medications and interventions.
• Genital Herpes – herpes is another common STD in both sexes. However, herpes is known to cause open sores, blisters and red bumps on the woman’s vagina. Pain upon urination is also common alongside itching and swollen glands near the genital area. Nevertheless, some people may not exhibit any symptoms of this type of STD. Unfortunately, no cure has yet been found for herpes; however, medications for the symptoms are already available.
• Gonorrhea – Gonorrhea is another STD that can cause burning sensation and discharges. However, its discharges are usually yellowish or bloody in color and are more prominent among women. This type of STD is treatable, but Gonorrhea can be manifested or acquired again and again if no appropriate and correct sexual practice is done.
• Hepatitis B – Hepa B is another STD that no one would ever want to have. This STD causes mild fever, headache, joint pain and even muscle aches. It can as well cause loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Since heap B mostly affects the liver, jaundice is also present or the yellowing of the skin. Although many medications are now available in helping the liver fight the virus, no drugs are still available in curing the main problem itself. However, routine Hepa B vaccines given to infants may be able to help fight off the virus if ever it attacks the system later in life.
• HIV/AIDS – this is probably one of the most common and unpopular STDs of all time. AIDS usually exhibit the symptoms after only 10 years or more. This disease caused extreme fatigue, rapid weight loss, night sweats and yeast infection in mouth. Women may also show vaginal yeast infections, PID and as well as other STDs. Unfortunately, no cure for STD are yet discovered, but medications in order to hinder the replication of these viruses are already available.
These are just some of the most common STDs as well as some of their signs and symptoms in women. As what we have noticed, most of these STDs do not have any treatments, which is why prevention should always be practiced in order to hinder the possibility of obtaining these terrifying diseases.