Risk factors to be concerned about
- If you are suffering from Herpes and any other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), you have a probability of having a weakened immune system. This means you are prone to have more and severe outbreaks of Genital Herpes as well as Mouth or Oral Herpes.
- Complications are there in this situation such as developing AIDS and being susceptible to other serious diseases as well.
- Other risk may include suffering from Meningitis, an infection of the Cerebrospinal Fluid and tissues present within the brain and spinal cord, Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and inflammation in the spinal cord region, usually in the lower part, which results in constipation, difficulty in urinating, etc.
- Herpes can also develop on the lips (Herpes Labialis), which are commonly known as “cold sores” or “fever blisters”. This is usually very severe than any other types of Herpes associated with the genitals and eyes, which can lead you to blindness if not treated early and persistent irritations in the eyes causing pain and itching.
- Newborn babies who are born with the infection suffer from brain damage, blindness, and even death.
- Genital herpes can also develop serious and critical bladder problems. This can happen as sometimes, the tube which carries urine from bladder to urethra may get inflamed and due to this, the urethra may remain closed for a certain amount of time. During this period, you may need the help of an artificial catheter to drain the bladder.
Preventive measures for Herpes
- Preventive measures through which contracting Herpes can be reduced to some extent are there to help you out. There are also ways by which you might lessen the frequency of those outbreaks within a short span of time. Follow these measures strictly and prevent Herpes effectively.
- Stop touching your blisters often. Touching it will make you spread the disease to other parts of your body, that too without your knowledge. When you touch the blister, fluids come out and this fluid, if comes in contact with any other unaffected part, will automatically spread the infection.
- Be on your antiviral medicine. It is better to be on medication as soon as you sense the symptoms to prevent the infection from spreading than trying to fix it after it has already occurred.
- Keep your antiviral medicine handy always.
- If you are pregnant and have had outbreaks before, let your doctor know about it in details. Tell him/her if you are suffering from any outbreaks during the pregnancy too. This has to be immediately taken care of.
- Have a safe sexual relationship. Be careful about your sexual relationship. Before making any advancements in your sexual life, talk about STI or STD with your partner, learn about her/his risks of developing an STI. Make sure your partner does not have an STI too. Also don’t indulge yourself in more than one sexual relationship as it increases the chance of infection.
- Use latex condoms during sexual interactions. You can either use female or male condoms depending on the comfort level of you and your partner. Condoms always reduce the chances of spreading Herpes. Avoid having oral sex.
4 noteworthy laptops on saleRead More...
There are many laptops on sale online and offline. However, the idea is to find the best laptop on your budget. This requires extensive screening from a variety of prices, features, and brands. Here, we will discuss some of the best laptops that you can shop for in this article. Do watch out for the online sales on these laptops to ensure that you get more in less.
HP Spectre x360 14
Honestly, it is more or less impossible for us to come up with any complaint or drawback associated with the HP Spectre x360 14. It is a beautiful-looking laptop with a premium look and a sturdy build. But with the HP Spectre x360 14, it’s not just the looks. It has the Iris Xe integrated graphics and Intel’s latest 11th Gen processors, ensuring an excellent performance sans any freezes or slowdowns. Further, you get 10 hours of battery backup with the device. Further, the laptop has a roomy 3:2 display. You can choose between the OLED, FHD, 1,000-nit resolution options. You can use the device as a tablet. However, it is not a cheap offering. So, whenever you find HP laptops on sale, do not miss out on this one.
Acer Swift 3
The laptop comes with Radeon Graphics and AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor, which makes it incredibly powerful. One of the best things about the laptop is that you get premium offerings at a budget price. The graphic performance is unprecedented, and with Acer Swift 3, you get a long battery backup of 11 hours. Further, its comfortable keyboard and good looks only make it desirable. However, the only downside is that it is not as bright as you would want it to be.
Dell XPS 13
This laptop has an immersive 15.6-inch Infinity Edge display. In addition, it has bigger keycaps and a responsive touchpad, about sixty percent larger than its predecessor. Equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU and 10th Gen Intel Core processors, the performance you receive with Dell XPS 13 is incredible.
Microsoft Surface Pro X
It is a visually appealing device, which comes with an SQ1 processor. This laptop and a tablet hybrid are renowned for their sleek and chic design. It is super thin and lightweight. So, you can easily carry it along as desired. The battery life is decent, and the keyboard assures a comfortable typing experience.
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Advanced or stage IV breast cancer is termed as metastatic breast cancer. This is when the cancer spreads from the breast to other organs of the body such as the lungs, brain, or even the bones. Although the cancer has spread to the bones and the lungs, the treatment is still carried out by the same breast cancer killing drugs. It has been estimated that over 250,000 women in the U.S are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer annually. Another noteworthy feature of the metastatic breast cancer is that it occurs in people who have once undergone full treatment for the other three stages of cancer (1, 2 or 3). The people who fully recover from breast cancer can also get diagnosed with the metastatic version after a few months or years of their treatment. This phenomenon is called distant recurrence.
Symptoms of metastatic breast cancer
Metastasis is all about the spreading of cancer cells. Metastatic breast cancer signs are not only localized to the breasts but affect the parts of the body (which are possibly infected) as well. Most common symptom can be diagnosed upon self-examination. These may include lumps visible on the surface of the breasts or in your underarm, nipple discharge (the process of discharge of fluid from the nipples) when pressed or not, bone pain and fractures, decrease in stamina, cough, extreme fatigue, etc. Some people also experience Increased abdominal girth (this is a measurement of the distance around your abdomen), swollen feet and hands, memory loss, headaches, blurry vision, and the like.
Metastatic breast cancer treatments
Metastatic breast cancer can be treated by one or a combination of the following treatments.
Also known as endocrine treatment, this treatment includes, SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators). These compounds hinder estrogen from stimulating cells of the breasts. This is carried out by ingesting a pill orally. Side effects include hot flashes and uterine bleeding.
These are agents which reduce the estrogen levels by blocking the protein that’s responsible for estrogen secretion inside the ovaries. Side effects include bone loss and bone fractures.
These compounds block the impact of estrogen on the cancer-affected breast cells. These compounds are injected monthly. Side effects include hot flashes and pain at the injected site.
Sex steroid hormones
These include estrogens, progestins, and androgens. These agents are employed only in the third or fourth line of treatment.
This is the process of slowing down the growth of cancer cells. It’s done in a cyclic manner. A cycle is the amount of time required to carry out the procedure and letting the body recover from the side effects of the drugs used. A typical cycle lasts from three to four weeks.