If left untreated, STD’s can be extremely dangerous to your health with some effects including infertility, and increased susceptibility to other diseases – with some potentially life-threatening cases.
So, what are some of the most dangerous STD’s? The experts at House Call Doctor have put together a list of some examples.
Chlamydia is a common example of an STD which sometimes does not show any symptoms, and as repeated infections of chlamydia are common, it is important to always wear a condom to protect against the disease.
Although antibiotics can cure chlamydia, if left untreated, there can be an increased risk of infertility in men, miscarriage and urethritis for example.
Gonorrhoea can be transferred by any of the body’s orifices including the penis, vagina, eye, and mouth, and it can be transmitted without penetration. Gonorrhoea can be treated with antibiotics, though if left untreated can increase the risk of miscarriage, contracting HIV, inflammation of the prostrate and infertility.
Herpes is another STD where some people affected do not even realise they have contracted the disease as they show no symptoms, particularly as it can also be spread via oral sex. The disease is incurable, so medications can only help relieve symptoms including redness, itching, and tingling. Some medications can shorten outbreaks or decrease infectiousness.
It is difficult to determine how herpes can affect a person as some people may have a few outbreaks before the virus disappears for some time, while others will have frequent outbreaks.
Hepatitis B is a virus typically transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. As symptoms can sometimes take six months to appear, the disease often goes unnoticed. Currently, there is no cure for hepatitis B, though there is a vaccine to help prevent against the disease.