The Effects of Trichomoniasis After You Get it

The Effects of Trichomoniasis After You Get it Caused by the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, trichomoniasis affects 7.4 million people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MedlinePlus points out that the largest number of trichomoniasis cases occur in women ages 16 and 35. Antibiotics can treat trichomoniasis, though the sexually transmitted disease can affect patients' bodies while they are still infected. When women get trichomoniasis, the infection can affect the vagina and vulva, the external female genital organ. Planned Parenthood notes that trichomoniasis commonly causes vaginitis, or an irritation of the vulva and vagina. For example, women can have itching of both the vagina and vulva; that itching can also affect the thighs. Vaginal discharge can occur, which MedlinePlus describes ... read more

Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Trichomoniasis is an infectious disease that is transmitted through sexual activity with a partner who has infected with it. Trichomonas is a parasite that is sometimes referred to as "trich". It is considered the most common curable sexually transmitted diseases in young women who are sexually active. It is estimated that about 3.7 million individuals in the US suffer from trichomoniasis. But do you know trichomoniasis isn't just a disease among women? Trichomoniasis in men is also a common finding and there are ways to diagnose and treat the condition. The disease of trichomoniasis is the result of an infection by a protozoan parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis. It causes vaginal infections in many women and in men, trichomoniasis affects the male urethra. Most men who suffer from th... read more

Migraines, tension headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome share common genetic links, says study

Migraines, tension headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome share common genetic links, says study Migraines, tension headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been found to share a common genetic link. Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects nearly 45 million people in the U.S. The exact cause of IBS is still unknown and many patients can go undiagnosed for years. Symptoms of IBS include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. Study author Dr. Derya Uluduz said, “Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are unknown, discovering a possible link that could shed light on shared genetics of the conditions is encouraging.” The study involved 107 individuals with episodic migraines, 53 tension-type headaches, 107 people with IBS, and 53 healthy individuals as controls. Migraine and tens... read more

Why male immune cells are from Mars and female cells are from Venus

Why male immune cells are from Mars and female cells are from Venus Michigan State University researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress, resulting in women being more susceptible to certain diseases. The novel finding could be considered a good example of the pop culture metaphor that men and women are from two distinct planets and respond very differently under stressful situations. Led by Adam Moeser, an endowed chair and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the federally funded study found that females were more vulnerable to certain stress-related and allergic diseases than males because of distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that's part of the immune system. "Over 8,000 differentially expres... read more

Girls, What You Should Know About STI Symptoms and Treatments

Girls, What You Should Know About STI Symptoms and Treatments Check out the STI symptoms, tests and treatments for common infections below. ChlamydiaWhat is it? Chlamydia is a very common STI caused by bacteria. Women who have chlamydia are much more likely to get HIV if they are exposed to it. Also, if it’s not treated, chlamydia can cause serious problems, like not being able to have a baby. What are some signs of chlamydia? Because chlamydia often doesn’t cause symptoms, experts recommend that teens who have sex get tested for it every year. Symptoms can include: Unusual vaginal discharge (not the clear or slightly white fluid women often have) Burning when urinating Bleeding between periods Stomach pain Back pain Nausea Fever Pain during sexHow could you get it? It is passed through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. A mother also can pass it to her... read more

Types of STDs (STIs)

Types of STDs (STIs) Stay safeLearn how to avoid STDs (STIs) and what to do if you may have one.If you're having sex, talk to your doctor about testing for STDs.Learn about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get by having sex or skin-to-skin contact between genitals with someone who has an STD.STDs are also sometimes called sexually transmitted infections or STIs. Whatever you call them, they can cause serious health problems. And they happen a lot to young people: About half of all new infections happen to people ages 15 to 24.There are more than 25 STDs caused by many different bacteria and viruses. Each STD has its own symptoms, but some have similar symptoms. One thing is clear: If you get an unusual discharge, sore, or rash, esp... read more