Genital Herpes in Women

(c) 2011, Written by Will Blesch and guest blogger, Sharen Scott

- Herpes or Genital Herpes is a kind of virus caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. Herpes is transmitted through contact of mucous covered linings in the vagina or the genital skin and sometimes through the mouth as well. The virus breaks into the human body by entering the linings or the skin through microscopic tears. Once they get inside, the virus travels all the way to the roots, making its way to the spinal cord and settling there permanently.

Herpes is more common in women than in men.

It has been estimated that every 1 out of 4 woman in theU.S.is infected. In women, a herpes outbreak can lead to various conditions with different manifestations but in some cases show no symptoms at all.

It’s easy to detect early signs of illness in women before any outbreak through symptoms such as an itching or burning sensation in the upper leg, buttocks and surrounding areas; urinary pain and difficulty in urinating, swelling etc. Outbreaks of herpes show signs like sores or blisters of different sizes, and can go on to appear on the genitals, anus, buttocks and thighs. Other evidence of the virus’s presence includes unusual vaginal discharges etc. Such symptoms can appear as often as on a  monthly basis in women and if effective treatment is not carried out, they keep on recurring regularly.

Today, thanks to development in natural and medical sciences there are effective ways to control herpes (there is no cure) although, it is wisest to work toward prevention in the first place.  

One of the most effective alternatives in treating herpes is Herpeset. Herpeset, an all natural genital herpes treatment has a unique delivery system. It is available in the form that can be sprayed under the tongue twice or three times a day. Herpeset has been proven to act faster and more effective than other herpes antiviral medicines.

The makers of Herpeset also claim their product reduces the healing time from 2 weeks to 4-5 days. For more info, please visit http://www.herpeset.com

Another product worth mentioning is Acyclovir. This is the most often prescribed antiviral for Herpes. Acyclovir significantly reduces the extent and duration of symptoms of herpes but has significant side-effects. On the plus side, the antiviral drug hinders the enzyme actions taking place inside the body that are responsible for replication of the herpes virus in the body. On the downside, side effects include headaches, nausea, swelling, sore throat etc. At such times, proper intake of food is a good way to offset those effects.

There are also antiviral, natural supplements on the market which claim to help lower the viral load in one’s body. A Google search can easily be done on these. It’s wise to remember that the Herpes virus has a complicated life cycle and taking antiviral drugs or antiviral supplements can help keep viral activity at the lowest possible levels.

Genital herpes has a lot of non-physical factors that can go along with it. As a matter of fact, genital herpes carries a social stigma and can therefore make you more socially depressed, ashamed, and anxious. Thus, one should seek treatment as soon as possible before accidentally spreading the disease, or experiencing painful outbreaks.

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The Epstein Barr Virus and You: Symptoms and Antivirals

(c) 2011, Written by Will Blesch

Raise your hand if you like kissing! You do? Me too. I love it. I loved it when I was a teenager, and I love it now. When I was a teenager, I think I probably loved it slightly more. It was new. It was exciting. Thankfully, I never got Mononucleosis…the kissing disease. At least, I wasn’t aware that I’d gotten it.

You see, Mononucleosis, or Mono for short is directly linked to the Epstein Barr virus. According to the CDC, in the U.S. alone, up to 95% of the population over the age of 35 has been infected.

Around the world, many people are infected during childhood, and their symptoms are similar many other childhood colds. In the U.S., this isn’t the case. Many people aren’t infected until they’re teenagers…and then it’s frequently transmitted through kissing since the virus is carried in the saliva. When transmitted during early adulthood, it turns into infectious Mononucleosis about 35% – 50% of the time.

Symptoms can be nasty. They include fever, sore throat, and painful, swollen lymph glands. Additionally, “heart problems or involvement of the central nervous system occurs only rarely, and infectious mononucleosis is almost never fatal.” (CDC.gov)

Yet one other creepy thing about the Epstein Barr Virus is that it behaves in a similar fashion in some regards to the Herpes family of viruses in that it: “… establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body’s immune system. …” (CDC.gov)

It can also reactivate later in life and you won’t know it because this time, it doesn’t show any symptoms. However, when it does this (if it does this) it is linked to, “…the emergence of Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, two rare cancers that are not normally found in the United States.” (CDC.gov)

So…this chronic infection by the Epstein Barr Virus is something we humans could do without. No?  But, in modern medicine there is no treatment or cure for the virus itself. Antiviral drugs like Acyclovir have little to no effect. (MedLine Plus)

There are only treatments for the symptoms the virus causes.

That’s what the conventional medical pundits would have you believe anyway. The truth is different!

Curcumin was found to be highly effective in decreasing TPA-, butyrate-, and TGF-beta-induced levels of BZLF1 mRNA, and of TPA-induced luciferase mRNA, indicating that three major pathways of EBV are inhibited by curcumin. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) showed that activator protein 1 (AP-1) binding to a cognate AP-1sequence was detected at 6 h and could be blocked by curcumin.” (Molecular Carcinogenesis.)

What’s that mean? It means a common Indian cooking spice contains antiviral properties to such a degree that it prevents the replication of the Epstein Barr Virus. There’re antiviral supplements out there that contain Curcumin.

Just google’em. Read about’em. Then tell others.

Genuine health is better than having medicine “practiced” on you. Wouldn’t you agree?

References:

National Center for Infectious Diseases , “Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis”, CDC.gov, WEB

MedLine Plus, “Mononucleosis”, nlm.nih.gov, WEB
Hergenhahn M, Soto U, Weninger A, Polack A, Hsu CH, Cheng AL, Rösl F., “The chemopreventive compound curcumin is an efficient inhibitor of Epstein-Barr virus BZLF1 transcription in Raji DR-LUC cells.”, Molecular Carcinogenesis, March 2002

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