Hopefully, many of you are aware of what are sexually transmitted diseases. According to the statistics shared by the WHO, every year, almost 10 lakh people get infected from this ailment. Mostly, people are scared of it and think of the end of this world. However, health science evolved and came with cures for certain infections.
As a result, today the medical community changed this disease term into infections. Today, it is also called an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections). There are several facts associated with it. We bet that many of you are unaware of them. Hence, read on and explore what are those lesser known facts.
Unknown facts about the STI
1. All of us are prone to it.
No matter what your age, gender, and ethnicity are. Anyone sexually active with their partners is prone to have this infection. Today, even teenagers are suffering from this disorder. According to few health reports worldwide, some teens get infected by this ailment by 25 years. Hence, it is a matter of concern.
Therefore, there are several ad campaigns and preventive measures to avoid such infections. Not just teens, but every adult should be aware of it. After all, precaution is better than cure!
2. Some infections may not show symptoms
Although many STIs show symptoms like infertility (which becomes the major issue in the human female reproductive system) is for gonorrhoeic. But, some infections are there which do not show any kind of symptoms. In fact, few of the infections take prolonged durations, like weeks or months, to make you aware. Moreover, there are a few which disappear before getting serious.
The best and easiest methods to detect them are tests. Go and test yourself if feeling any uncomfortable. Common symptoms include sores, itching, bumps, pelvic inflammatory diseases, and much more. Remember that every disease has different symptoms. So, it is better to take a doctor’s consultation in such cases.
3. Chances are high if there are no symptoms
It is not that if there are no symptoms, then you are not prone to it. As mentioned above, sexually active partners can quickly get the infection, and symptoms may not occur. That is why health practitioners always recommend adults and teens who indulge in these activities get regular consultation from doctors.
It is not that these infections are not curable. Few of them are curable, but it is better to get a doctor’s consultation and get tested to know whether you are infected or not. Proper treatment and early diagnosis will be beneficial for an infected person.
4. Few of them are treatable.
It is a myth that all STIs cannot be cured. Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and Chlamydia are a few of them which can be cured through proper diagnosis and medical consultation. However, few diseases like HIV/AIDS can be controlled but cannot get cured completely. So, do not believe in the myth that it is the end of life if you are infected with these diseases! Take a doctor’s consultation immediately.
But, those who feel shy to share this problem with doctors must know one thing. If these diseases are left untreated, they may lead to serious health problems and even cause death. Also, newborn babies can get infected with STIs during their birth. Hence, always take a proper doctor’s consultation if you feel there is a chance of infection.
The final line
Being infected from STI is not a social taboo. However, you must take all precautionary measures to stay away from it. But, if still you are infected, take a doctor’s consultation immediately. It will save your life!