Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and is produced by Chlamydia trachomatis. It is considered one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, twice as common as gonorrhea and six times more common than genital herpes. In the absence of treatment, the disease leads to infertility.
Furthermore, doctors claim this disease is 30 times more common than syphilis. More serious is that the illness is set in motionless, most of the time years go by until symptoms occur. At the same time, the infection can also be transmitted from the carrier mother to the child during delivery.
Affection that is transmitted through unprotected sex will affect women's urethra, vagina and cervix and in men affect the urethra. Also, the disease can affect other organs, including eyes.
What are the symptoms:
Cervicitis – Inflammation of the cervix – is the most common manifestation of the infection. Women also have yellow vaginal secretions, sometimes with a bad smell, but abnormal bleeding between menses, pain in sexual contact, lower abdominal pain. Urinary burns are present, but there may also be nodules in the genital area.
In men the disease is manifested by the existence of purulent leaks from the penis, leaks that occur in the morning. Pain also occurs during urination, as well as itching in the genital or anal area.
Careful! In the absence of treatment, the disease leads to infertility caused by pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Another complication is conjunctivitis. Chlamydia infection is associated with an increased incidence of premature births. Furthermore, the baby may be infected during delivery, and the consequences for the newborn being serious eye damage or frequent pneumonia.
The only precaution is the use of condoms during sexual intercourse, especially if you often change partners. Also, because the disease does not sign up for many years, go annually and do your test that can diagnose the disease.