Chlamydia Information - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Although you may not have heard its name, chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Chlamydia infection is very common among young adults and teenagers. Chlamydia trachomatis is believed to be twice as common as gonorrhea. This infection can be transmitted or contracted during anal, oral, or vaginal sex with an infected partner. Each year, some 4 million new cases are diagnosed and an estimated 50,000 women are rendered sterile by the disease.
Women who have been infected with chlamydia may have three to five times the risk of becoming infected with HIV if they are exposed to it. Babies born to mothers with chlamydia may suffer from pneumonia or conjunctivitis (an eye infection).
Chlamydia Symptoms and Signs
Usually, 50 percent of the men and 75 percent of the women who have chlamydia experience no symptoms at all, or symptoms so mild that they do not seek treatment. However some of the common symptoms are :-
The symptoms appear within one to three weeks of contact with an infected partner. These symptoms can appear in both men and women.
Information on the causes of chlamydia
Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. The chlamydia infection is transmitted in 2 ways:-
Diagnosis and testing information
Diagnosis of chlamydia infection is made on the basis of bacteriologic examination of urine or vaginal or urethral discharge. There are also a number of tests available today that can supplement or even replace the traditional culture.
Vitamins and nutrients to cure chlamydia
Considerations and prevention tips
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