HIV has been with humans for some time now and it still remains one of the viruses we should never joke with. Now read the full article to know why you shouldn’t ignore some Symptoms
In men, Early symptoms of HIV are usually bearable and frequently mistaken for flu or another mild condition. People may easily underestimate them or mistake them for minor health conditions.
Demographic data confirms what medical professionals stress: Women live longer than men. Or, stated more bluntly, men die earlier. This reality raises the question: Is the behavior of men to blame? Studies have shown that men are less likely to make time for preventive care. Compared to women, they meet with doctors less frequently and visit emergency rooms less often.
Ignoring physical symptoms means a lower likely hood of being diagnosed with one of the leading causes of death, which for men includes HIV, heart disease, and cancer. Additionally, when health symptoms are ignored, quality of life issues are at stake.
When an infection occurs, the immune system will launch an attack to try to remove the cause. A high body temperature is a normal part of this reaction.
A fever will usually resolve on its own. However, if body temperature rises too high, it may be a symptom of a severe infection that needs medical treatment. In this case, a doctor may recommend medication to reduce it.
Perspiration is the body’s natural response whenever it’s overheated, emotionally or physically stressed, or affected by a disease-causing agent such as HIV.
In some people, this can occur spontaneously and without apparent reason (a condition called hyperhidrosis). In others, it occurs specifically and profusely at night. This is something we call “night sweats,” or, more specifically, sleep hyperhidrosis.
Have a low appetite
When you have HIV, things that can cause you to lose weight include The HIV virus itself. HIV drugs, which dull your appetite, make food taste bad, or make it harder for your body to absorb nutrients. Symptoms like nausea and mouth sores can make eating unpleasant.
Dehydration occurs when more water and fluids leave the body than enter it. Even low levels of dehydration can cause headaches, lethargy, and constipation.
The human body is roughly 75 percent water. Without this water, it cannot survive. Water is found inside cells, within blood vessels, and between cells.
Have increased sensitivity to pain
Various forms of pain are more common among people living with HIV. The types of pain related to HIV depend on the specific causes and can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping.
Pain can have a profound effect on people’s overall quality of life and daily functioning. It is important that healthcare providers identify the causes of pain in people with HIV and try to find effective treatments for them.
Lack energy and feel sleepy:
Tiredness and fatigue are common problems among people with HIV. There are many possible causes and treatments and there are also things you can do to help you cope with fatigue.
It may sound obvious, but many people feel tired during the day because they are not getting enough sleep. Insomnia, difficulty sleeping, and disturbed sleep can also have several different causes, and tackling them can make a big difference to your mood and wellbeing.
Have difficulty concentrating:
Sometimes HIV can damage certain sections of the brain, which can lead to mild cognitive (thinking) problems. This can include difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss.
HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, destroying a specific type of cell that helps the body fight off infections and diseases. In the United States, a higher number of men are living with the virus than women.
With effective treatment of antiretroviral medication, people with HIV can live healthy lives without the risk of transmitting the virus to others.