Herpes sufferers are always worried about futures outbreaks. Those little sores have a high chance of showing their heads again and provide misery and discomfort once again. When outbreaks become more frequent, a snowball effect of despair can turn into an avalanche.
In this post, we will talk about some ways that a sufferer can do to minimize outbreaks and speed up a recovery during an outbreak. We will not go into details about the symptoms of outbreaks, how herpes is transmitted, etc. because any genital herpes sufferer already knows this. What a sufferer needs to know are the measures to take for future prevention.
Many sufferers may not be aware of this, but stress is one of the main causes of outbreaks. This is a classic chicken and egg scenario. We get stressed about herpes and worries when it will show off again. When it appears and disappears, the worry of another outbreak strikes again.
Managing stress can prevent future outbreaks. Some people resort to alcohol for relaxation. On the other hand, alcohol has negative effect to the immune system. This will only trigger another outbreak. Smoking has also a similar outcome. It releases many toxins into the blood streams, which compromises the immune system. If you are feeling stressed, then try to minimize or stop alcohol and cigarette.
Also when feeling stressed, turn that negative energy to something constructive. You should do something that will put a smile on your face. A relaxing music, good soak in the tub, nice long walk, dim lighting, etc. Whatever it is, deal with your stress in a positive way to prevent outbreaks.
It is proven that daily intake of lysine can also help prevent future outbreaks. This element destroys the protective shell of herpes, which prevents the virus from attacking the immune system. Lysine is also effective in reducing the time frame of outbreaks. If taking lysine is not comfortable with you, there are other great foods that can help you produce it naturally.
Not a workout person? Then working out at the gym is very beneficial for preventing herpes outbreak. You can divert your negative feelings into workout that in return generates endorphins in the brain ad positive substances that naturally make you feel happy and boost your moral. The benefit of regular working can strengthen the immune system and wards of herpes!
However, this does not mean that you become some sort of a super athlete. That would be silly. But the benefits of working out are numerous aside from herpes off and fighting stress.