Are Genital Warts Curable?

The first question that pops into the head of a person that has just discovered that they have genital warts is: "Are Genital Warts Curable?". In this article I will answer this question for you. I would like to start of by telling you a bit about genital warts and how you contract them. Warts on the genital region are caused by certain strains of HPV or Human Papillomavirus. In order for you to display these warts you must have first contracted HPV.

HPV is an extremely contagious virus that is passed from person to person via skin to skin contact. It is possible to contract HPV even when you are practicing safe sex. There are over 100 strains of HPV and only about 3 of these cause warts on the genitals. Other strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer, so it is not a virus that should be taken lightly.

In order for you to cure your genital warts you will first have to get rid of the HPV. There is bad and good news here. Unfortunately, HPV is not curable. Once you contract HPV there is no way to get rid of it. Therefore, genital warts are not completely curable. The good news is that it is possible to get rid of the warts so that you do not have to live your life with your genital region covered in warts for the rest of your life.

If you discover that you have genital warts and you want to get rid of them here are a few steps that you should take:

Build up your immune system

If your immune system is healthy and functioning at its best, it is possible that your immune system will suppress this virus to the point that it lies dormant in your body and is not active and not producing the chemicals that cause the growth of warts on your genital. The best ways to ensure that your immune system is functioning at its best is to eat healthily, quit smoking, cut back on alcohol intake and exercise regularly. Treat the warts that you currently have so that they do not spread and multiply. There are multiple ways that you can do this.

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