10.05.2018

Recommendations For Nutrition During STD Treatment

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections that everybody would like to avoid, but, unfortunately, not everybody is lucky enough to do so. Today more than 30 varieties of sexually transmitted diseases are known. It is highly possible that you will catch one of these infections if you don't use protection during sexual contact. Depending on the causative agent of the infection, the treatment may include the use of antibiotics, antiviral, or antiparasitic drugs. Throughout the entire course of treatment, it is very important to keep your immune system healthy.

The right nutrition during such a difficult period is a powerful tool that will help your body better fight the disease. Therefore, for a speedy recovery, you will need to pay more attention to the foods and beverages you consume.

Rule #1: Exclude dairy products

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After your doctor prescribes an STD treatment, the first thing you need to do is exclude any  milk-based products, including the following:

-kefir;

-yogurt;

-sour cream;

-cottage cheese;

-butter;

-hard and processed cheeses;

-sourdough;

-ice cream.

This is very important for two reasons. Firstly, the consumption of these products increases the number of lactic acid bacteria in the body. As a result, infections develop immunity to a wide range of antibiotics. In other words, the treatment will simply become ineffective. Secondly, in combination with certain medications, dairy products can provoke the development of dysbacteriosis.

Rule #2: Basic diet adjustment

During the treatment of STDs, it is important to completely eliminate, or at least reduce to the absolute minimum, consumption of the following food groups:

-spicy dishes, herbs, and spices;

-industrially produced mayonnaise, sauces, and ketchup;

-products containing dyes, baking powder, or additives;

-premium delicacies containing food mold;

-salty and smoked dishes;

-confectionery products;

-fast food and prepared foods;

-sweetened carbonated drinks;

-alcohol.

All of these categories of products provoke the growth of bacteria and fungi, which slows down the treatment and intensifies the symptoms.

Rule #3: Approved and recommended products

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In order to accelerate your recovery and make it as comfortable as possible for the body, it is recommended to include the following products in your daily ration:

-products rich in calcium, for example dill, grapes, apricots, gooseberries, blackberries, carrots, strawberries, cucumbers, cherries, oranges, turnip greens, onions, the peels of most vegetables and fruits, dandelion greens, spinach, bran, bee honey , almonds, green peas, apples, whole wheat, cauliflower, radishes, beans, and lettuce;

-cowberry, brambleberry, blueberry, red beet, cranberry, and black currant juices;

-cereals.

It is highly recommended to include in your nutrition program foods that are rich in various vitamins in order to accelerate the treatment process:

-D – oatmeal, potatoes, alfalfa sprouts, nettle leaf, dandelion greens, horsetail plant;

-Е – vegetable oils (soy, olive, and sunflower), nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews), leguminous crops (soybeans, beans), as well as tomatoes, bananas, and pears;

-С – avocado, pineapple, watermelon, baked sweet potato, fresh peas in pods, grapefruit, guava, broccoli, brussels sprouts, sauerkraut, corn, lemons, raspberries, mangoes, mandarin oranges, green peppers, peaches, parsley, turnips, beets, celery, plums, mulberries, and pumpkin.

Healthy nutrition will boost your immunity and give your body the strength to fight infections. It is important to remember that you should start a treatment course as early as possible to fight any disease. Don't postpone visiting a specialist if you have not excluded the possibility of an STD. As soon as you observe any symptoms, immediately seek medical help!

Source: Nutritionist Anna Yudovinskaya

This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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