What You Need to Know About STDs
STD statistics seem to show an upward trend year after year in the US and other places in the world. The increase of syphilis cases among men and women alike form a huge part of this alarming trend. If it is not syphilis then increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are also to watch out for.
There may also be a problem as far as STD statistics is concerned. It is very possible that the statistics does not include the undetected cases, for example with chlamydia, because you normally do not exhibit symptoms so you might be aware that you have it. Still, the growing numbers are frightening even if at times the numbers are understated.
One the other hand, there is a high percent of people who have gonorrhea, Chlamydia or syphilis. For instance, ten years ago in the united States, there were more or less a million people documented to be suffering from Chlamydia. That number was obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. At the same time, there were 350000 diagnosed with gonorrhea in 2007. The number appears to grow higher each year.
The STD statistics also show that the most common among STDS is chlamydia and gonorrhea. Chlamydia may not easily manifest symptoms but can diagnosed easily. The same is true with gonorrhea. The good news is that when diagnosed early, they can be treated. If these diseases are not cured it can lead to other health issues like in women, PID or pelvic inflammatory disease and possibly infertility in both men and women. A women who has untreated STD is at high risk of developing chronic pelvic pain and suffering ectopic pregnancy.
Although men suffer from chlamydia less, this does not mean that they can’t be affected by complications. Oppositely, gonorrhea poses more health risks among. if left untreated, it can lead to infertility or it can travel to the blood stream and the joints. There have been worst cases that end up in fatality.
What does this mean? This goes to show that awareness about STDs should be increased. The key to avoiding the spread of STD is awareness and at the same time it also help you know what steps you need to do if you get infected.
As the STD statistics show increase in the number of these cases, the more should people should practice safetly. The statistics is basically a reminder that it is better to monogamous as much as possible or avoid having multiple partners. The right use of latex can also help avoid the spread of these diseases.
Get your self checked if you have someone new in your life. For cases where your partner is having an affair, it is better to get screened. Awareness will help keep the numbers low.