Of the many venereal diseases that exist, chlamydia (chlamydia) is one of the most common diseases. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection because it can easily attack a person through unsafe sex. Sounds pretty dangerous, but can people who have chlamydia get better? You can check this disease by doing home std tests.
Chlamydia is usually transmitted through vaginal fluids or semen, either by means of oral, vaginal, or anal (anus) sex. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), quoted from the Everyday Health page, there are more than 1.4 million people worldwide who are infected with chlamydia. In other words, chlamydia is a venereal disease as well as a fairly common sexually transmitted disease. The reason is the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria which causes chlamydia can easily spread, even without causing certain symptoms. So, many people are not aware that they have these bacteria in their bodies.
Usually, this disease is characterized by symptoms such as abnormal discharge from the vagina or a burning sensation when urinating. If you do experience it, don’t get discouraged and give up hope just yet. The reason is, chlamydia can still be cured and eliminated from the body. It’s just that you must routinely undergo and comply with all the medications recommended by your doctor. If not, the bacteria that cause chlamydia disease that infects the body can cause various other complications that endanger your health.
What are the consequences if chlamydia is not treated promptly?
Complications from chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, resulting in damage to the fallopian tubes in the reproductive system. This condition will also cause problems with the ovaries and uterus. As a result, you may find it difficult to get pregnant and have children, and it can lead to an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb). Meanwhile, for men, chlamydia can cause non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) or non-gonorrhea, epididymitis, and proctitis (inflammation of the anus).
As previously mentioned, chlamydia can be completely cured and will not turn into complications if you get treatment as soon as possible. The doctor will prescribe 2 types of antibiotics to inhibit the development of bacteria that cause chlamydia in the body, namely azithromycin (Zithromax) and doxycycline.