Wonder What Causes Genital Warts?
The most common causes of genital warts is the Human Papillomavirus, or simply HPV. Nearly 90% of genital wart cases are directly linked to HPV.
This viral infection is very commonly known as a sexually transmitted infection. In fact, in just the United States alone genital warts affects nearly 60% of all men and women who have engaged in sexual activity.
The body’s natural defenses usually overtakes the infection before it’s noticeable effects can be seen. However in rare cases, the body can’t fight the infection and the pathogen can cause visible changes around the infection site. These visible changes are warts, and they will usually appear within a matter of weeks from the time of intercourse.
Genital Warts Pathogens
There are over one hundred different types of pathogens of HPV. About forty out of the hundred can lead to genital warts. In very extreme cases, the infection could develop into cervical cancer, penile cancer, or other forms of ano-genital cancer.
Reducing Your Risk of Genital Warts
Here are a few easy tips to follow to avoid genital warts:
- Get vaccinated against HPV
- Use condoms when having intercourse
- Avoid any form of contact with an infected individual
If you have been infected with genital warts you should seek the help of a wart remover to mitigate the warts before they are transmitted to any sexual parter.
Having an open relationship with your sexual partner(s) is essential to reducing your risk of this infection. If you have genital warts it’s essential you notify you partner(s) so they can be tested and mitigate the infection if need be.
If you speak to your local physician they may prescribe drugs or surgical procedures as a remedy. Both of these options come with their own set of side effects that you need to be aware of and discuss prior to using.
More popular the past years has been at home treatments, for the convenient and cheaper cost. Wartrol is a fast, safe, and effective way of controlling and eliminating genital warts infection. This is an FDA registered treatment for genital warts.