By Dr. Prof. Hod. Bhavesh Acharya , Homeopathy
Among the sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacterial infections, Chlamydia is one of the most common. The bacterium responsible for Chlamydia is chlamydia trachomatis and it can infect both men and women.
A serious health hazard-
Chlamydia may lead to serious health problems such as infertility and complications during pregnancy. It can also affect other organs of your body such as eyes, throat, urethra and vagina among many others. Severe cases of Chlamydia may even require hospitalization, intravenous (through the veins) medications and painkillers. It has replaced gonorrhea as the most widespread sexually transmitted disease.
You can get Chlamydial infection during vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact with an infected partner. When transmitted, the bacteria can infect the urinary and reproductive organs.
Chlamydia bacteria live in vaginal fluid and in semen. In many cases, Chlamydia causes only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Symptoms usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after you are infected. These early symptoms may be very mild.
In females, Chlamydia symptoms can include:
- vaginal irritation
- vaginal discharge
- lower abdominal pain
- burning feeling with urination
Most of the times however, and unfortunately enough, there may be no specific symptoms that would alert a woman to the presence of the infection. Hence, she should always bring to the attention of her doctor any changes in her sex organs, however minor they may be.
The bacterial infection may move inside your body if it is not treated. It can lead to such serious health problems as scarring of the fallopian tubes and chronic pelvic pain, both of which can affect fertility.
Untreated Chlamydia also can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can affect the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. In some cases, PID has no symptoms, but often causes abdominal or lower back pain, painful urination, pain during intercourse, bleeding between menstrual periods, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or fever.
In males, Chlamydia symptoms can include:
- An odorless discharge from the tip of the penis
- a mild burning feeling during urination
- In men, Chlamydia usually first attack the urethra, the tube in which urine and semen are transported through the penis.
Untreated infections can lead to bacteria infecting the urinary tract and the epididymis, causing epididymitis, an inflammation of the coiled tubes (the reproductive area) in the back of the testicles. This can result in testicular swelling, pain, and even infertility.
Treatment Options in Homeopathy-
Homeopathy is a popular system of medicine which follows a holistic approach and it has very little or zero side effects. Homeopathy does not aim to solely focus on removal of symptoms, but it addresses the underlying cause of the symptom as well as its individual susceptibility. The infections caused by Chlamydia can be treated by the homeopathic medicines such as-
- Cannabis sativa
You should always remember that the treatment of Chlamydia should be on the basis of individual assessment taking into account the various causes, sensations and manifestation of pain. The treatment will vary from person to person. It is highly recommended that your homeopathic doctor be consulted after you get proper screening tests done and detect it early enough if harmful consequences at a later stage are to be avoided. Chlamydia is capable of spreading to the other parts of your body and can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and pelvic disorders and it is important to arrest the problem before that.