Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) In Women

Written by Michael Wight
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

What Is A STD in Women (Sexually Transmitted Disease)?

An STD refers to any disease which can be spread and contracted sexually. There are many, many different types of STD’s, some being curable while others being fatal. However, all STD’s should be treated very seriously and should be avoided at all costs. An STD can easily change or even end your life, all because of poor decisions.

What Are The Different Types Of STD?

There are many different types of STD’s circulating throughout the world. Some of the most common STD’s are herpes, HIV-AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, and more. Depending on which type of STD a person has, treatment may be available. Many STD’s are not curable however though, and can even end a person’s life. HIV-AIDS is perhaps the most severe STD there is within today’s world. This STD can cause many years of pain, symptoms and can lead to death. Though people cannot die from AIDS within itself, having AIDS makes one’s body a perfect victim for other infections such as pneumonia, which can cause death. This is because those with AIDS lack the anti-bodies to fight infection. Every STD is dangerous however, and should automatically become treated upon infection.

What Causes STD in Women?

Many studies are being done on what definitely causes STDS. Anyone who has sex puts themselves at risk for contracting an STD. These diseases are spread through bodily fluids such as blood, spit, sperm, vaginal fluid, and even breast milk. Even limited sexual activity could result in an STD. Many STD’s are caused by a blood mutation or some other, which is spread through fluids of one’s body. STD’s are also easily spread, and safe sex should always be practiced.

What Are The Symptoms Of STD?

Depending on which STD a person has, symptoms are sure to present themselves. Symptoms may be different for each type of STD. For herpes, the appearance of sours and oozing is a common symptom. For HIV-AIDS, lesions, low immunity and more are common. Many STD’s present themselves with localized symptoms, such as genitalia itching, burning, oozing, sores and so forth. However, not all STD’s may be evident to the person who has one. This leads to a rather large epidemic, which the world is currently battling. If you suspect you have an STD, seek help right away.

Who Is At Risk?

Anyone who has any sexual contact with another person is at risk of one day contracting an STD. However, some people are more likely to fall victim than others. Promiscuous people are much more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease than those who aren’t. People who practice sex without some sort of precaution such as a condom are also more likely to one day catch an STD. Drug users who use needles are also more likely to catch such a disease. Those who make poor choices, are at a much higher risk essentially.

What are The Diagnosis and Treatment Option For STD?

Many STD’s are diagnosed by either blood test or mouth swab. DNA must be collected by some way to diagnose an STD. Treatment for an STD depends on which one a person has. Anything from creams, medications to even blood transfusions may be used. Treatment depends solely on which STD a person has contracted.

What are The Prevention Methods for STD in Women?

Preventing an STD is much easier than most would think. The first obvious answer would be to always practice safe sex. This can be done by wearing a condom and being aware of who you choose to have sex with. It may also be wise to only have sex once in a committed relationship. Limiting the number of sexual partners you have is also a way to help prevent STD’s from getting to you. However, the most preventive measure would be to not partake in sexual activities.

STD’s are serious, and can lead to the end of your life. Always practice safe sex and be careful of who you choose to have sex with. Getting tested for STD’s is also a great way to be sure you’re safe, or to stop the spread of the disease if you already have it. Always be sure to take care of your body and your sex life, and limit sexual partners. By doing so, you may save your own life and many others along the way.


Contributor : Michael Wight ()

This Article Has Been Published on December 23, 2013 and Last Modified on March 7, 2018

Michael Wight is a full-time freelancer who contributes to different websites in the health and fitness niche. He loves to read and share his experiences with the online community. In his free time, he plays with his dog and plays music. Over the last few years, Michael has researched and written tons of articles on diet, exercise, weight-loss, nutrition, men's and women’s health. Before working with Consumer Health Digest, he authored content for a range of popular websites, including: Business 2 Community, Michael Words, and Marie Claire. You can connect with him on Linkedin.

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