Effects of Chlamydia

Venereal or sexually transmitted diseases are round and about in today’s world. It is a very subtle disease that absolutely no one can know about if he or she does not have himself or herself checked.

This particular type of disease is very hard to detect without the presence of symptoms because normally, it is only when people encounter the first signs of a particular disease that they are able to realize that something is dangerously wrong in their health. For people who have been sexually active with more than one partner, they are treading on perilous ground because these types of sexually transmitted diseases have devastating effects.

One of these so-called diseases is Chlamydia which is a general term for infection with any particular bacterium which belongs to the phylum Chlamydiae. This is definitely one of the many dangerous venereal diseases that a lot of people are afraid of. Chlamydia Trachomatis is a particular infection that is able to cause major infections in the human eye.

This specific disease because of the bacteria which resides only in human cells. This is one of the most commonly transmitted venereal diseases in the world. Estimates count approximately four million cases of chlamydia infection which occurs only in the United States annually. This is a staggering number because of that number, around half of all men and three-quarters of all women which have chlamydia have absolutely no symptoms. These people do not know that they are infected which means they can involuntarily and easily transmit this disease without them and their partner knowing.

This is a disease which has serious implications as it can normally lead to unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge for women. Other symptoms that have been observed in women are pain in the abdomen, pain during sexual intercourse, occasional fever, painful urination or the urge to urinate more frequently than usual. For men, it does not normally accompany any symptoms but for those select few, they have symptoms that range from a burning and painful sensation whenever they urinate, swollen or tender testicles, fever and abnormal discharge from the penis.

The disease is easily curable with antibiotics if they are detected in time. Apart from the different symptoms, the one other thing that is important to note regarding Chlamydia is that it is one of the most common cause of preventable blindness in the world today. This particular type of blindness occurs as a complication of trachoma or “chlamydia conjunctivitis.

This is definitely one of the most important reasons why detection and treatment of this appropriate disease is urgent. This is to prevent discomfort and permanent eye damage. This is one of the things that you must be able to understand with this disease that even though it affects and is transmitted through sexual intercourse, it has the ability to affect one of the most important organs that a person has, which is the eye. It is up to the person who is having more than one partner to have himself or herself checked for such a debilitating disease.

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