quinta-feira, janeiro 15, 2009

Genital warts and cervical cancer

Nowadays it is very important to have information about health conditions and the most commons diseases.

To gather information on diseases and symptoms can make the difference between the cure and the early treatment, and some very difficult and more expensive ways of treat some diseases.

There are diseases that can be transmitted by air, like the flue or influenza, or by intimate contacts like the genital warts.

Genital warts, is a sexual transmitted disease caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that can evolve to cervical cancer. Medical studies point that 70% of cervical cancer is caused by HPV special the types 6 and 11 of this virus.

The genital warts symptoms are visually detected by the physicians and the appearance is like a small cauliflower bump with flesh colour and they occur in the vagina, cervix and uterus in the women, and also around the anus, men can have genital warts around the anus and at the penis, the size can be as small as 2 mm, but it can grow. The biggest problem with genital warts is that the transmission is made by the single touch of the skin.

Pregnant women who had HPV in the past, can have healthy pregnancies, and the good news is that genital warts do not pose a major risk to the baby life during pregnancy. The only big problem is that genital warts if nor treated can pass to the baby during the birth. So Genital warts and pregnancy is something to be seen with some careful.

However it is important to know that genital warts has no cure yet, and the best way to deal with this disease caused by human papillomavirus is prevention by immunization trough a vaccine.

Immunization is the only secure way of prevent human papillomavirus infection, and the occurrence of genital warts and cervical cancer.

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