The herpes simplex virus is a highly contagious viral disease. Once a person is infected with the virus it stays in your body for the rest of your life. There are two strains of the herpes virus. Type 2 is the strain responsible for genital herpes. Once infected, many have minimal symptoms. One can be infected with the virus and not know. Many think that if you are not going through an outbreak they can’t pass it on to their partner. The truth is, even if the herpes is dormant you can still transmit it to your partner. Being infected with the herpes virus does not have to control your life. The first step is prevention of an outbreak and being honest with your loved one. Below are a few ways that you can prevent an outbreak of the virus.
Tip 1. Take a daily vitamin and mineral supplement, preferably one that contains the antioxidants Beta-Carotene, Zinc and Vitamin C. These antioxidants can help heal a current outbreak and help your body fight and prevent the infection from coming back.
Tip 2. Reduce the stress in your life whether it is at home or at work, it can affect the virus. Stress is known to trigger an outbreak. Try natural ways to de-stress such as exercising, relaxation methods such as meditation and yoga.
Tip 3. The amino acid Lysine taken daily during an outbreak can lessen the severity of it. After that you can take up to 500 MG of Lysine a day to prevent another occurrence. Lysine can be found in tea or you can take them in supplements. Always consult with your doctor before starting any new vitamin treatment.
These are just 3 ways that you can prevent an outbreak for good. There are a number of ways to treat the herpes virus so why not find out more.