Sexual transmitted diseases (STDs)
In Western Europe, around 17 million people are infected every year with a sexually transmitted disease. Despite this large number, STDs are a taboo subject for many people and those who have them are very reluctant to talk about it. Therefore, these diseases are often treated too late, as people only dare to go to the doctor when they are in great distress. Fortunately, now you can skip the embarrassment! At Apomeds, you can have a virtual consultation with UK-certified and experienced doctors, who will give you an online prescription after you complete a medical questionnaire. You will then receive the drug in discreet packaging, within 24-48 hours, directly to your home.
Among the most common sexually transmitted diseases worldwide is the chlamydia infection, which is caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. Around 10% of the world's population is or has been infected with chlamydia. Besides, both women and men can be affected by this infection, while also being the transmitters of these bacteria. However, the risk of infection is greater in young girls and women, as the cervix can easily become infected. According to a study, around 300,000 women are diagnosed each year with this infection.
The consequences of chlamydia infection
Chlamydia bacteria, also called chlamydia trachomatis, multiply in human body cells and form chlamydia subgroups such as chlamydia pneumonia and chlamydia psittaci. Chlamydia pneumonia, for example, can cause inflammation of the pulmonary system and paranasal sinuses. Chlamydia psittaci, on the other hand, causes severe pneumonia. In men, uncured chlamydia infection may result in inflammation of the testes and infertility. If a woman leaves chlamydia infection untreated, the inflammation of the uterine lining, fallopian tubes and ovaries may cause scarring and obstruction of the fallopian tubes, posing a high risk of ectopic pregnancies as well as infertility. It is estimated that around 100,000 women in the U.K. have become infertile due to this infection.
The symptoms of Chlamydia infection
The first symptoms manifest themselves one-three weeks after infection. It generally starts with itching, a purulent discharge, pain, and burning in the genital area while urinating. However, there could also be no symptoms at all and then the infection is not recognized or treated. In men, the prostate, urethra, and epididymis often become inflamed. A strong urge to urinate, as well as urethral pulling pains, are common symptoms. In women, purulent inflammation of the uterine lining, fallopian tubes and ovaries may be the result. These symptoms are usually associated with fever, diarrhea and severe abdominal pain.
For the treatment of chlamydia, Apomeds offers the following prescription medications:
The eponymous drug Azithromycin is an azalide antibiotic from the group of macrolides, which prevents sensitive bacteria from growing. The highly effective drug combats the bacteria in a short time and cures the condition quickly.
The causes of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) are genital herpes viruses of type 1 and type 2. In 20% - 30% of the cases, the cause of a genital herpes virus is type 1. Virus type 1 also causes the known cold sore or herpes labialis. Currently, about 90% of the world's population is affected by this virus. The virus is transmitted through direct skin contact, coughing or sneezing. In addition, around 10%-20% of humans worldwide suffer from type 2 virus, which is transmitted through close mucosal contact like sexual intercourse.
The symptoms of genital herpes
Genital herpes develops on the vagina or the penis. In most cases, genital herpes takes its course, without complications. It starts with redness and tingling in the genital area. Shortly after, genital herpes forms blisters, which are filled with liquid. The blisters heal within 10 - 20 days, depending on each individual.
Possible complications of genital herpes
Once herpes has broken out, it can be transmitted to other areas through contact. For instance, eye infections can occur and cause visual impairment or even blindness. If it spreads to larger areas of the skin, the so-called eczema herpeticatum can happen. In addition, the inflammation in the body can spread and cause meningitis, lung and in rare cases, liver inflammation.
Available genital herpes treatments at Apomeds
Apomeds has two highly effective drugs in its range:
Valtrex is a so-called antiviral medicine that is used for the treatment of various sexually transmitted diseases, including genital warts. The drug can only be purchased through a prescription.
Aciclovir is an active ingredient in the antivirals group, which is used worldwide to treat infectious diseases caused by certain viruses of the herpes virus family. The application should be quick, to prevent the spread of genital herpes.
Genital warts are benign tissue growths that occur on the external genitals – anus, vagina, and rectum. Millions of people suffer from this sexually transmitted disease. Genital warts are only pinned size and can grow into cauliflower-like growths if left untreated for a long time. Triggered by human papillomavirus (HPV), they are transmitted through sexual contact with infected individuals. In rare cases, they can also develop in the mouth and throat. As a result, cervical cancer in women can be triggered by the HPV virus. In people with weakened immune systems (due to HIV or taking immune-suppressants), colon cancer can develop.
Symptoms of genital warts
Genital warts are not painful and do not cause itching. However, you may experience a foul-smelling secretion and slight bleeding from warts
Treatment for genital warts at Apomeds
We have the following prescription medications available for the treatment of genital warts:
The sooner sexually transmitted diseases are treated the better it is for your overall health and the sexual health of others. As soon as you discover any symptoms or suspect any of these genital diseases, go to a doctor immediately or consult one of our licensed doctors online.
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