Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, Pubic Lice (crabs)
Today, we want to look at the common STDs and how they affect fertility in both male and female. Some of these infections are interrelated and become more dangerous when left untreated. Almost half the people infected with gonorrhoea are also infected with chlamydia. Syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia are all triggered by bacteria. But the underlying cause of most bacterial infections is a promiscuous lifestyle, the constant accumulation of lazy and greedy eating habits, poor nutrition from processed and fast foods and the overindulgence of drugs, sugar, coffee and alcohol that produce an imbalance of friendly bacteria in the intestines and very poor immunity. However, It is very chilling to realise that just one unprotected sexual encounter can lead to an infection that may manifest itself decades later and cause untold pain and suffering and even an early death. If passed onto a foetus in the mother’s womb, the result can be devastating and affect that child for the rest of it’s life. So, the importance of protected sex using a condom, a healthy nutrient rich diet and a concerted effort to stop indulging in damaging substances and foods is not just vital for your own health but all the others you come into contact with in your life.
Chlamydia is a species of bacteria, chlamydia trachomatis, that causes a variety of infections, primarily through sexual contact. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is easily spread because it often causes mild or no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. When symptoms do appear, they are usually noticeable within 1-3 weeks of contact. Chlamydia is known as the “silent” disease because about three-quarters of infected women and about half of infected men show no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they appear in women as abnormal vaginal discharge with or without odour, bleeding between periods or periods that are more painful than usual, abdominal pain with fever, itching or burning in or around the vagina, or pain while urinating or with sex. If men have symptoms, they usually occur in the form of a small amount of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis with burning or itching, painful urination, or pain and swelling around the testicles. Women with severe chlamydial infection may require hospitalization, intravenous antibiotics and pain medicine, especially if the reproductive or urinary systems are affected. Failure to get adequate treatment may lead to several health problems. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can result in damage of the fallopian tubes, scarring, and infertility. This can occur in up to 40 percent of infected women. Scarring in and around the abdomen can also lead to pregnancy outside of the uterus, a serious condition that can potentially be fatal if not diagnosed and quickly treated. Click here for a natural solution for Chlamydia infection.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterium that can infect men and women usually from sexual contact. It affects the urethra, rectum and throat. Gonorrhoea is highly contagious and can cause several serious complications if not treated properly. It can cause serious scarring of the ovarian tubes which can render a woman infertile. Gonorrhoea is caused by the bacteria neisseria gonorrhoea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhoea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even grow in the eyes. Symptoms in men:
- Burning and pain while urinating
- Increased urinary frequency or urgency
- Discharge from the penis (white, yellow, or green in colour)
- Red or swollen opening of penis (urethra)
- Tender or swollen testicles
- Sore throat (gonococcal pharyngitis)
Symptoms in women Can be very mild or nonspecific, and may be mistaken for another type of infection. They include:
- Vaginal discharge
- Burning and pain while urinating
- Increased urination
- Sore throat
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Severe pain in lower abdomen (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
- Fever (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
- If the infection spreads to the bloodstream, fever, rash, and arthritis-like symptoms may occur.
Complications in women may cause
- Salpingitis (scarring of the fallopian tubes), which can lead to problems getting pregnant or ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Infertility (inability to become pregnant)
- Pregnant women with severe gonorrhoea may pass the disease to their baby while in the womb or during delivery
Complications in men may cause
- Scarring or narrowing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body
- Abscess (collection of pus around the urethra)
Complications in both men and women may include:
- Joint infections
- Heart valve infection
One natural treatment alternative to and better than antibiotics for gonorrhoea in women is the Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Remedy Kit which will clear the infection once and for all without any negative side effects. Watch out for the second part of this article where we will discuss about other STDs. If you enjoyed this article, don’t hesitate to share it with others. You can add your comments and questions below.
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