Herpes Virus and Immune System
Cold Sores And Its Types
Herpes is an infection caused by a type of virus that usually affects your skin. There are two types of herpes virus that forms a herpes family. It is a transmissible disease and it can be transmitted through direct skin to skin touch. This is a common virus throughout the world and it has wrapped around 70-85 % people of the world population. No one is safe from this virus as it can affect anyone from a toddler to an old aged man. So this virus is not age specific. The worst thing about this virus is that once this virus has infected you then there is no way to get rid of this virus that means this virus will remain in your body forever. Symptoms of this virus may not occur Even if you have been infected by this virus long ago, let’s say when you were a toddler. This virus may not show any symptoms of it throughout your life but they are still in latent condition in your body. As discussed above there are two type of herpes virus that is named after Herpes Simplex. Type one virus is called Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and also abbreviated as HSV-1 is a type of virus that mostly affects your mouth and its surrounding area like your lips, upper part of your chin and your nose area. This virus is responsible for causing cold sores, painful blisters and pustules, lesions, redness, eczema or itching and temperature. Outbreak of this virus occur when you will have kiss with an infected people, sharing utensils, sharing infected objects like lipstick and lip balm etc. Another kind of virus is Herpes Simplex Virus 2 also abbreviated as HSV-2. This is a type of virus that usually affects your genitals. This virus is responsible for symptoms like pain during urination, itching, lesions, painful blisters, irritation in your genitals. Outbreak of this virus occurs when you will have unprotected sex with your partner, if you are a feminine, if you have multiple sex partners and cuddling.
Fight With Herpes With Strong Immune System
You must have been thinking that why there is no way to get rid of herpes virus. Well, just let me explain. The reason is your immune system. Your immune system is not that mighty enough to kick out this virus from your body. In fact your immune system has not evolved in a way that it can confront any virus in this world. Scientists also have not developed any technique to fight out with the virus. Your immune system is potential enough to fight out with any kind of disease but different kind of virus is exceptions. So far there is no way to ready your immune system to confront with herpes but weaker immune system causes more trouble when it comes to fight with different kind of virus. Therefore you can’t ready your immune system to fight out with the virus but there are many ways that you can improve health of your immune system. Your immune system plays a very important part in fighting with different kind of diseases but if you have a weaker immune system then you might be at risk of getting numerous diseases that may further weaken your immune system. To improve your immune system the first thing you have to do is to quit smoking and taking alcohol in large quantities. These are the two main reasons that weaken your immune system. Next thing you can do is to eat diet high in fruits, vegetables and grains. These are the natural things that contain lots of vitamins, carbohydrates, calcium, minerals, fibers etc. Avoid foods that are fatty. Adopt a healthy lifestyle, maintain your weight, exercise regularly, you should take control on your blood pressure, Adequate sleep is required in order to improve your immune system, and be aware of infection factors. These entire things you can do to improve your immune system. In addition you can take supplements to support your immune system. You can take supplements that are high in protein and should be sugar free. You can take vitamin A, vitamin D, full of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc supplement and many other supplements that will surely help you improve your immune system.
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