Several men suffers from some or the other diseases in their life and STD is one of them. This is a very harmful condition occurs in men and women both. This is almost known to everyone as this is the disease that nobody wants to suffer from.
So today we will discuss about STD disease and how to get rid of it with prevention ways.
What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
Sexually transmitted disease (STDs) is very well known disease and I don’t think that people don’t know about it. This is an infection transmitted while sexual contact. It occurs at the time of sexual activity.
Many of the STDs have symptoms whereas others are considered for other reasons. The lack of symptoms in men is not the exact measure to know whether he is suffering from STD or not.
Whatever may be the signs or symptoms, men should be aware of the fact and they should always try to prevent from such infections.
Basically in men STDs can be categorized into three groups. They are mentioned below:
1 – STDs that is cause inflammation of the Urethra
2 – STDs that is cause genital lesions (abnormalities or sores on the genital organs)
3 – STDs that is cause symptoms and signs throughtout the body (systemic STDs)
Some of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) that cause local lesion or urethritis, including syphilis and gonorrhea that can cause damage to others organs and spread within the body if not treated.
It totally depending upon the exact infection, STDs that cause genital lesions may cause painful bilsters, ulcers or genital warts. STDs that cause urethritis cause symptoms often related with a urinary tract infection, including burning or painful, sensation during urination and discharges from the urethra.
Common STD symptoms in men:
- Blisters around the penis
- Painful urination with painful ejaculation
- Sometimes no symptoms occurs
- Rashes in the penis or on the testicles
- Bumps or spots on the penis
- Itching on the penis tip
Less common STD symptoms in men:
- Pain and swelling in testicles with high fever
- Swelling in the epididymis
- Sore throat or chronic flu-like symptoms
- Swelling in urethra also known as urethritis
- Rectal pain, bleeding, swelling on non-sexual joints
Who is at the risk for STDs
This disease is so harmful that it can happen to anyone, especially to those who engages in any sexual activity. You might have heard that always be safe and secure when you are doing any kind of sexual activities with your partner.
It is always recommended to use latex condoms while sexual play because it helps to reduce the chances of contracting STDs but you should also keep in mind that no method is totally safe.
One of the report from U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that every year almost 20 million new STD infections occur. And among these 20 million, the half of the people are around the age of 25 to 24.
Both men and women are infected equally. Those who are bisexual, sexually active gay or men who have sex with other men are at high risk to suffer from such problem. So, this is a kind of infection that should be avoided otherwise there is no chance to get relief from it.
List of STDs in men
There are different range of STDs that can affect sexually active men.
1 – Gonorrhea – It is the infection that is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. It is the most common symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) that young and teens adults symbolize to almost all of the cases that are reported. If it is not treated in this condition then, then it can lead to infertility in both male and female.
2 – Chlamydia – This occurs frequently in young and teens adults, with females more likely to infected than male. Even this also caused by bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
3 – Syphilis – Even this is also a bacterial infection that is less famous but it still remains a reason for concern. It has frequently gets dropped from the late 1990s, but fater that the rate of growth has increased mainly in Canada.
4 – Human papillomavirus (HPV) – This causes genital warts. Again it is one of the very common STI that is found mainly in Canada. Experts reveal that the virus that causes genital warts is also one of the symptoms that give rise to cervical cancer.
5 – Hepatitis B – It is caused by one kind of virus that infects the liver. It is truth that there is no cure for this condition, but there is a Vaccine available for you to protect against this virus.
6 – Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – It is the viral infection that can give rise to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). This virus infects cells of the immune system, leaving a individual defenceless against other several infections.
7 – Chancroid – It is also a bacterial infection of the genitals and it has spread and become more popular in North America. It can easily cause genital ulcers.
8 – Public Lice – which is also famous by the name of “crabs” which is an infestation of the genital area by lice.
9 – Genital herpes – It produces cold sore kind lesions which are also caused by virus. Ones the herpes virus infects the individual it remains for the rest of your life. Symptoms of this infection may occur without any warning.
How STD can be treated in men
Generally, STD is caused by bacteria known as Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis. They are cured with antibiotics. Some viral STDs can be cured on its own like HPV. However, there is no such treatment for HPV infection but it does not make any harm.
Some antiviral drugs works well that manages long-term infections but they don’t cure the infection. In the same way, HIV infection can manage the infection but don’t cure it completely.
Prevention tips for STDs
The very first thing you should know that while you are sexual engaged, don’t forget to use condoms. This is the best way to prevent from STD infection.
Sometimes prevention becomes difficult because men don’t show any sign or symptoms of it. So it means that if you are not sexually engaged or not doing any sexual activity then it is the best way to prevent from such STDs infection.
Even if you have more than one partner then it can be a problem. So try to limit it and you will not get infected with STD. try to recognize the symptoms you have and do a early diagnosis because only better counseling of STDs can help to avoid from further spreading the condition.
STD is a harmful disease that cannot be easily cured once it occurs. Therefore, men should be aware of such condition and they should try their best not to get infected from it. Also don’t forget to visit to your doctor when you see any signs or symptoms of such condition.
Prevention is the only cure for STDs and better tries to stay away from sexual activities more than one person as chances increases when anyone does thus type of activities.