Genital Herpes – Symptoms, Causes and Natural Treatment Options in 2018
Herpes has become the bane of human existence. Its prevalence is rapidly increasing as more and more people are getting infected by this seemingly invincible virilely agent that not only creeps into your body but nestles in to make it its home for life.
According to CDC health statistics, Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is now one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections and HSV type 2 is the strain that majorly causes genital and or anal lesions whereas HSV type 1 is typically responsible for orofacial and or orolabial blisters. However, it is important to note that their site of infection is not exclusive and both strains are capable of causing cold sores in the mouth and the genital area depending on the area to which they have been exposed.
Of course, getting infected is never good news and a positive diagnosis can lead to several complications in one’s life because herpes doesn’t only affect one physically; it has mental and emotional implications as well. But, you don’t have to beat yourself blue, for health data suggests that as many as one in five people are infected with herpes. The real concern is getting yourself a cure.
Is there a Genital Herpes Cure?
The answer to that question depends where you seek them from. Conventional medicines only resort to anti-virals like Acyclovir, Valacyclovir, and Famciclovir and these drugs have proven to do nothing beyond managing the manifested symptoms like relieving pain or speeding blister healing time. They are completely useless when the virus lies dormant snuggled in the nerves and behind the blood-brain barrier.
Once the herpes virus breaches your body’s defense mechanism, it quickly takes root in the nerve ganglia and in the event of a trigger, travels nerve paths to the surface of the skin, causing an outbreak. So, an anti-viral may help during an outbreak, not to eliminate the virus but to ease its effects. Of course, the drugs can do nothing till a trigger cascades a reaction and herpes triggers are highly subjective, but the most common identified factors include:
- A weakened immune system
- Poor diet
- Stress (emotional, mental or physical)
- Certain medications such as immunosuppressants
So, if these factors are controlled, you are in a better position to cope with the virus and you may not even need an anti-viral, which by the way also ends up causing a host of unpleasant side effects.
In fact, a robust immune system can not only suppress the virus, but can also eventually eliminate it completely from the system, and this is one area that is often ignored by the allopathic medicinal system and you will find no drug formulated to specifically boost your immune system.
On the bright side, there are several herbs and homeopathic ingredients that have been extensively studied for their immune boosting properties against foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, and other micro-organisms and ongoing clinical testing have shown promising results in stopping the most prevalent infections in their tracks.
So, although there are no promising drugs that can be the elusive cure of herpes in 2018, there are many herbs and other natural ingredients that have shown immense potential in enhancing immunity, rejuvenating skin, and improving the body’s potential to handle stress and could well be the answer that many patients suffering in silence hope to hear one day.
A French trial demonstrated that 82% of the patients taking herpes homeopathic nosodes benefitted. 1
Another clinical study on Hyperisince-a polyherbal formulation that contains clinically tested herbs such as Hypericum mysorense, Withania somnifera, Phyllanthus niruri, etc. showed that the formulation potentially reduced nerve pain, healing time of herpes outbreaks to one-three days, and the likelihood of future outbreaks. Over 76% of patients reported relief and over 80% of patients that took Hyperisince for 4 months or more never had another outbreak. 2
Other herbs with potential anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and immune enhancing properties include:
Astragalus: Research has shown that the herbal extract may possess anti-herpes simplex virus activity.
Olive leaf extract: This extract appears to form a barrier around the infected cells, inhibiting their access to other healthy cells.
Prunella vulgaris: This herb has innate immune boosting properties that may prove beneficial in making the body repel infectious agents effectively.
So, if you’ve had enough of anti-viral drugs and are looking to restore and regain your health holistically, you should learn more about these natural alternatives. Research findings on our precedent-setting formulation- Hyperisince is published in the peer-reviewed “International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy”. All the other ingredients that make up our immune boost protocols have been chosen based on the meticulous research done on each of them. We’re happy with the way our protocols have helped people like you live a normal life again. The proof of our methods has become evident in the last 15 years since we’ve embarked on this journey to get Nature’s medicine the respect it deserves. So, if you think you’ve been infected, make sure you get yourself screened as soon as possible.
How Do You Ascertain You’ve Been Infected?
Although the viral infection is so widespread, surprisingly a major portion of the population remains unaware of it being infected and potential hosts of the virus because some never experience an outbreak or have very mild symptoms, which often go unnoticed or are mistaken for another skin condition.
Moreover, after transmission, some develop symptoms within days, whereas others experience their first outbreak after weeks, months, or even years. However, the tell-tale signs of an HSV – 2 infection include:
- Sore, tender and red inflamed skin, in and around the genitalia
- Painful sores or blisters on the groin, anus, buttocks, or thighs
- Painful urination
- Vaginal discharge
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches or swollen glands.
Most of the people who experience an initial outbreak can encounter repeated episodes of a flare-up; however, that depends on the severity of infection, stress levels, innate immune strength and nutritional levels of the individual.
How Do you get Infected with HSV-2?
HSV-2 is primarily transmitted sexually during oral, vaginal or anal sex and through direct skin to skin contact. Because the virus thrives on oral, genital, or anal mucosal surfaces; any form of direct contact with sores on the mouth, buttocks or genitals can also cause the virus to spread. This is why you should always take measures to protect yourself.
How Do you Remain Protected?
The best option hands down is to refrain from any kind of unprotected sexual encounter and limit your intimacy to a monogamous relationship. If that is a challenge, the only other thing you can do is fortify your immune system to such an extent that it is formidable enough to fend off any invader who tries to break in. Our years of experience have shown us that herbs like Ashwagandha, Hypericum, Echinacea, etc. are very good at potentially enhancing your immunity and phytochemical research has also highlighted that they have other beneficial properties that may go a long way in helping you regain and sustain your health and freedom.
So, to know more about these versatile herbs, discuss your condition or get any health-related information, do speak with our dedicated team of doctors available round the clock for your assistance at www.biogetica.com and get going on the road to healing today.
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.