Is There a Cure for HPV?

HPV CureHPV affects millions of people across the globe with over 30% of all cases transmitted through sexual intercourse. The transmissions usually cause genital warts and/or abnormal cellular changes in genital areas, which may culminate into cancer. Yet, there is no specific HPV cure. The good news, however, is that many times the symptoms clear on their own without application of any HPV cure. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that more 90% of all HPV infections clear on their own. Nonetheless, experts are divided on whether the body’s immune system clears the virus completely or whether the virus is just reduced to levels that cannot be detected.

While there is no cure for HPV currently available, there are treatments that can eliminate the symptoms of the infection. In addition, there are new and effective HPV vaccines that reduce the rates of infection by the virus. Some of the symptoms usually targeted by HPV treatments include genital warts (that are often related to low-risk HPV types which never result in cancers) and the pre-cancerous symptoms that are linked to high-risk HPV types.

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Overview of a Low Residue Diet

Low Residue DietA diet low in fiber is commonly referred to as being a low residue diet. Residue is any food substance, including fiber, which bypasses body digestion and lingers in the colon. A low fiber diet restricts these food substances and, in turn, restricts the quantity of undigested materials that are allowed passage through the colon.

A low fiber diet may be prescribed in certain situations. Examples of these circumstances include constriction of the bowel as a result of an inflammatory ailment or a tumor, following bowel surgery, or radiation therapy that causes damage or pain to the gastrointestinal tract.

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Five Basic Fitness Tips You Should Follow

Do you have difficulty in staying motivated to exercise on a regular basis? If so, don’t worry because you’re not alone. Many people struggle with exercising on a regular basis. However, there are some ways to help you stay motivated. The following tips might help you get in a routine of exercising regularly.

Make Time for Exercise

One of the best ways to make time for exercise is to put it on your daily schedule as you would a meeting or appointment. With the busy lifestyles we have, exercise is often last on our priorities. You have to get in the habit of making exercise an important part of your daily routine. You’re more likely to workout if it is on your daily “to-do list.”

You might have to vary your workout schedule and exercise at a different time each day. On the other hand, some people will be able to workout at the same time each day. Either way, try to get in a routine. Exercising with a friend is another good way to help you stay motivate. This way you will feel more obligated to workout and meet with your friend at a specific time. Find out what works best for you and just be sure to stick with it.

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