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One of the most common STI’s is chlamydia. Men and women between the age of 18 and 25 worldwide are the most diagnosed and treated for the chlamydia infection.
Chlamydia is passed on from one person to another during sexual intercourse, anal or oral sex and can also be passed down from mother to child during vaginal childbirth. Sharing sex toys is another way the infection can be passed on to people.
Chlamydia is sometimes referred to as the ‘silent infection’, as most men and women don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms. Between half and three-quarters of all women who have a chlamydia infection of the neck of the womb don’t even know they are infected.
All men and women who are sexual active should be tested yearly for chlamydia along with other sti’s.
How do the treatments work?
Antibiotics can treat chlamydia infections such as; Zithromax, Amoxil, and Doxycycline. Most medications stop the bacteria from multiplying in the body, because it affects peptide activity and protein production. These two functions help bacteria stay alive and if these are inhibited, the infection can’t spread, leaving it vulnerable to the body’s defense mechanisms and eventually killing the infection.
These medications are available online through loxdoc and can help reduce the severity of symptoms. Make sure if you are taking antibiotics to treat chlamydia that your sexual partner is also treated at the same time, otherwise the treated partner will become re-infected.
What is chlamydia?
Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterium that is responsible for chlamydia. It infects your cervix and urethra or rectum in both men and women. Chlamydia can survive inside the vagina; penis or rectum and there are usually traces of bacterium found within the male sperm and fluid from the vagina of women who have contracted chlamydia.
- Change in vaginal discharge
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal discharge or pain
- Discharge from the penis and irritation (men)
A lot of the time people don’t even experience symptoms and chlamydia can remain undetected for years. Unfortunately this is when people can pass the infection on to sexual partners without even knowing. Protection should always be used during sexual intercourse and remember to get a regular check up from your doctor especially if you suffer from any of the above symptoms.
How does it spread?
A person can become infected by having vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse with an infected person. Ejaculation is not necessary for a man to spread the infection; furthermore, a person who has had and has been treated for Chlamydia can become infected again. Chlamydia is not like the chicken pox; you do not become immune to it after getting rid of the initial infection. An infected pregnant woman can also transmit the infection to her baby.
Male latex condoms, when used correctly, can reduce the risk of Chlamydia transmission. Abstinence from sexual activity is also effective. All sexually active people under the age of 25 should get tested for STIs if they have been engaging in unprotected sex.
Why is chlamydia so dangerous?
As mentioned before, Chlamydia is a “silent” disease – no symptoms are felt in the majority of cases and the disease goes untreated. Because of this, women may not know they’ve had the infection until they discover that their reproductive organs have sustained severe damage.
When untreated, Chlamydia can spread to the fallopian tubes and uterus, which in turn can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may also be asymptomatic. PID can lead to the inability to get pregnant, long term pelvic pain, and in some cases, ectopic pregnancy, which can be fatal to the woman.
Also frightening is the fact that untreated Chlamydia may increase a person’s chances of getting or transmitting the HIV virus.
How do I buy chlamydia treatments?
First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase Zithromax, Amoxil, and Doxycycline as they are prescription medications. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved for chlamydia medication, it will be sent out to you as soon as possible.