How to Live With HPV

How to Live With HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It causes more inconvenient for patients and makes them stress. Not only that, it is the reason leading cancer, especially cervical cancer for women and penile cancer for men. It’s estimated that about 38,900 new cases of cancer related to HPV in the US in May 2017.

There are more than 100 types of HPV. Most of them don’t cause any special symptoms and can be gone away, but others can infect to the body. About 15 kinds get a high risk to cause cancer in cervix, anus and other sex organs. Two kinds of HPV- HPV 6 and HPV 11 have been considered low risk HPV because they just cause genital warts and don’t lead to cancer or health problem. However, HPV 16 and HPV 18 are so dangerous, they are the main reasons that lead to cancers.



But there is a fact that some people don’t know they contract HPV because they don’t have any symptoms. After that, they can spread the virus to another person by having sex. The virus will enter the body through skin contact during unprotected sex or touching hurt of an infected person. When getting this disease, you will realize some changes in your body, especially in genital areas. Warts can be appeared on the vulva, in the vagina, or in the penis. They look as cauliflower. You can itch and even pain in the infected area. And you may feel painful during urination.

Although you can realize your disease and accept it, it’s still difficult for you live with it. When contracting this disease, you can feel so terrible and don’t know what you should do. Here are some tips that help you live with HPV

Learn HPV symptoms

Understanding the symptoms of HPV, you can find ways to protect yourself and your partner from infection. When having some initial of outbreaks, you can prevent them by using some treatments. Genital warts usually occur in people who get HPV. It’s about 30% of genital warts can disappear. However, they can develop if not treated. Thus, it’s important for you to learn its symptoms that can help protect yourself and your partners. If you or your partner have some initial signs related to infections, try to avoid having sex.



Use condom when having sex

HPV is one of the most highly contagious diseases. It can be spread by unprotected sex, so you should use a condom when having sex- from start to finish. The virus can be on any areas of the skin that isn’t covered by the condom. Hence, you need to use a condom during intercourse and avoid reusing condoms. Even though condom cannot eliminate the virus completely, it will reduce your danger for HPV infection.

Practice good personal hygiene

Personal hygiene is essential for removing the virus. Although you cannot get rid of fully, you will still prevent it a part. Thus, after having sex, you should wash your genital areas with mild soap and warm water. It’s also necessary for you to urinate. These steps will clean away germs before they have time to infect your body.

Tell your partner about your disease

You shouldn’t be shy when sharing this trouble with your partner. She or he needs to know about your disease. Besides, they may have infected you, so they need to know it. Telling the truth can also help your relationship last longer. Your partner will respect and appreciate you honestly, he or she will help you treat this disease. Your psychology will be better to fight against this infection, so you shouldn’t be worried about it. Even though your partner can be contracted HPV, she or he still finds way to reduce the danger.

Take medications

There is no treatment for HPV, the virus that leads to genital warts. However, some treatments can be used to remove warts. And when getting this disease, the virus will exist in your body and may cause outbreaks at a later time. You can also transmit the virus to other person even you don’t have symptoms. Thus, to treat warts and prevent outbreaks, some medications are necessary for you. Doctor can give you some treatments such as Aldara, Gardasil, Condylox, Trichloroacetic acid and VidaroX. These products are beneficial in treating warts. Especially, VidaroX has been used widely by HPV infected people. It’s used for treat genital warts and stops them before they spread effectively.


Get tested regularly

The way you can find out your disease is to get tested. Some people don’t have any noticeable symptoms, even when they contract HPV. If this virus doesn’t go away, it will exist in the body and cause a lot of serious health problems. Thus, it’s important for you to go the hospital and get tested regularly. After that, you can have right treatment to reduce the signs as soon as possible. Besides, it also can decrease the seriousness of HPV.

Eat healthy diet

Healthy food is really important to promote your immune system as well as prevent a lot of diseases. With HPV infection, healthy diet plays an important role in preventing outbreaks. You need to add more cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale, broccoli and Brussels sprout. Besides, you should eat foods that are rich in anti-cancer properties like pumpkin, eggs, carrots and spinach. These foods will create more energy for your body and fight against HPV

HPV can cause more stress and make discomfort in your life, but you still have a normal life with it. Based on these tips, you can find ways to make your life better. It’s also necessary for you to encourage your partner to get HPV vaccine that help he/she prevents this disease.




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