If you had a reason to believe you might be at risk for heart disease or a stroke, you wouldn’t think twice about getting your cholesterol checked.
You can also get a blood test to give you those answers.
The same concept is true for anyone concerned they might have a sexually transmitted disease.
You can get tested for a sexually transmitted infection just as easily as you can get your cholesterol checked.
You’re going to benefit enormously by doing either one.
In April, Personalabs is offering a 50 percent discount on our Syphilis blood test.
Most of all, it’s important to keep in mind that these blood tests are entirely confidential.
Symptoms of Syphilis
Syphilis is a highly contagious disease. People spread it by sexual contact.
Since it can lie dormant, some people will not have any symptoms.
Without proper testing, it can go unnoticed for years.
That’s why testing is crucial. Syphilis is a curable bacterial infection. A single dose of penicillin can be enough to destroy the infection when it’s in the early stages.
However, in later stages of the disease, more doses may be needed to combat it.
Therefore, if a syphilis infection isn’t detected early, it can have long-term health implications.
You could suffer from damage to the brain, blindness and infertility.
If a pregnant woman has the infection, it can be passed on to unborn babies.
The common symptoms of the infection can include:
• A small, painless sore or ulcer on the body;
• Swollen glands in your neck, groin or armpits;
• Small skin growths;
• White patches in the mouth;
• Flu-like symptoms, such as tiredness, headaches, joint pain and a high temperature;
The initial sore on the body might clear in four to six weeks. That doesn’t mean the infection has run its course or cleared up.
Even though there are no signs of the infection at this stage, syphilis continues to spread throughout the body.
Stages of Syphilis
There are four stages of syphilis: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. Syphilis is infectious in the first two stages.
Tertiary syphilis is the most damaging to human health. Primary as well as secondary syphilis are often treated with a penicillin injection.
Antibiotic penicillin is effective in the treatment of syphilis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note there are no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs that will cure syphilis.
But it is easy to cure in its early stages.
Treatment will kill the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage. It will not repair damage already done.
A Global Problem
Syphilis was once called the ‘French disease.’ The first record of an outbreak was in 1494.
Today, Syphilis remains a global health concern. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 36 million cases of syphilis got reported in 2013 globally.
More than 11 million new cases occur annually.
Especially relevant is that about 90 percent of the syphilis cases occur in developing countries.
In 2013, more than 56,400 cases of syphilis were reported in the U.S.
The rate of women infected with syphilis has been declining in the U.S.
But the rate among men, particularly gay men, has been on the rise.
The publishers of the Journal of American Medical Association recommended that doctors increase their screenings of high-risk individuals.
Still, voluntary testing remains one of the most effective ways to combat Syphilis.
Syphilis Blood Test Available
Personalabs has a blood test used to screen for the bacteria Treponema Pallidum (Syphilis).
It’s recommended for:
* People who have symptoms associated with syphilis;
* Anyone who has had sexual contact with someone who has been diagnosed with syphilis;
* People with multiple sex partners or who practice unsafe sex.
You don’t need to take special preparations before the blood sample is collected.
Patients can get the results in 2-3 business days.
Conclusion: People need to know that syphilis is still a problem.
The managers of Personalabs are responding to that. Because of the rise in Syphilis cases, in April Personalabs is offering a 50 percent discount on the Syphilis blood test.
Anyone concerned about this STD should take advantage of this discount today.
You can get the treatment you need.
You can also get peace of mind.