Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is infectious and it affects the mouth and the sex organs. It is a very serious disease, especially if it is left untreated. Some people who have contracted the disease clear up by themselves, researchers are baffled as to why this happens, however it is extremely important that it is treated as soon as possible. There are three stages of syphilis.
The first stage:
The lymph nodes near the groin may be swollen and ulcers and sores will appear on the genitals, mouth and rectum, 9 days - 7 weeks after having sexual intercourse with an infected person.
The second stage:
A non-itchy rash might appear anywhere on the body, sores may appear around the sex organs, mouth or in the throat. There may also be flu like symptoms. If syphilis is not treated the symptoms may come and go.
The dormant stage:
If the infection is not treated it will eventually disappear and it can lay dormant for an indefinite amount of time. You will show no symptoms and it will not be infectious, however women will pass it on to their children when giving birth to them.
The third stage:
This stage can start at any time and serious diseases and disorders can occur if it is still left untreated. You may suffer from paralysis, ulcers, blindness, heart disease and insanity.
Treponema palladium is the bacteria that causes syphilis. It gains entrance to the body through minor cuts and abrasions in the skin or mucous membranes, and mostly during sexual intercourse. The disease is also transmitted during birth..
Try to incorporate plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet and avoid any high fat, processed or salty foods as they can make your system sluggish and less able to fight off the disease.
Eat a balanced diet to help build up your immune system and use acupressure massages to help rid your body of any toxins.
The best way to prevent syphilis is to wear a condom while having sexual intercourse.
When to seek further professional advice
As soon as you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above.
If you suspect that you are suffering from syphilis, consult your doctor immediately as you need to put on some form of antibiotics as soon as possible. Alternative treatments can be used to relieve some of the symptoms associated with the disease. Herbalists recommend using Sarsaparilla to treat the disease.
Syphilis can be cured with antibiotics if it is caught in its early stages, however if it is left untreated you will run the risk of incurring irreversible damage to your nervous system or heart. You will need regular check ups after you have finished your treatment.
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