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What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK as well as among rest of the European nations. According to the 2009 and 2010 data released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), the number of new patients with chlamydia infection is 482,700 and 424,782, respectively. According to the same source, compared to 2009 though in 2010 the number of chlamydia patients has declined but the change is not significant enough for the health department of the UK to claim that the situation is under control. Caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, the rate of infection is higher among women, compared to men. It has also been specified that a significant number of chlamydia patients are young and belong in the age group of 19 to 25 years. It has also been brought under the attention of people that 10% of the already infected people have been found to be re-infected by this bacteria.

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

A major obstacle in the path of chlamydia diagnosis is the lack of symptoms or appearance of non-specific symptoms. It means the symptoms caused by chlamydia match with symptoms caused by other physical conditions; consequently it becomes difficult for an already infected person to realize that he is a carrier of the STI. While it takes in general 7 to 21 days for the symptoms of appear, on the other hand, these are often so minor at the early stage that people often tend to ignore them. However, after a few days of unprotected sexual intimacy if you find any of the following symptoms you need to be extra cautious and undertake an STI test to confirm whether you are infected by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria:

In men –

  1. At an early stage, a man faces unusual fluid secretion from the penis accompanied by mild itchy feeling at the head of the penis. It is quite likely that these problems stop bothering you after 48 to 72 hours since the time of commencement.
  2. In the later stage an infected male is more likely to experience problems like inflamed and swelled testicles.

In females –

  1. The feeling of inflammation in the urinary bladder and urinary tract
  2. Changed or unexplained vagina discharges
  3. Mild pain in the lower abdomen

How is Chlamydia spread?

People with the habit of not using proper protection during sexual intimacy and changing partners are under the highest risk of being infected by this disease. The bacterium that causes the infection is highly contagious and in several cases it gets transferred to the physical system of another through a single unprotected sexual act. An infected mother can transfer germs of this disease to her baby while giving birth or during breastfeeding. Considering all these aspects it is important that an infected person gets a diagnosis at the earliest opportunity and starts his/her treatment with adequate consultation from an expert.

Is it dangerous?

Leaving chlamydia undiagnosed and untreated may cause serious and painful physical conditions for both men and women. The most serious concern about leaving chlamydia untreated is gradual weakening of the natural immunity and finally getting exposed to terminal infections like HIV/AIDS. Apart from this, chlamydia may also lead to other physical complications such as,

  1. The chances of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) increase considerably
  2. It may also cause salpingitis or burning feeling of the Fallopian tubes with pain
  3. The chance of becoming infertile in the case of both men and women increase considerably
  4. In some cases join inflammation can also be caused by chlamydia in men

What chlamydia treatments are available?

The best treatment option for chlamydia is the administration of antibiotics after proper consultation with a physician. The two most common and effective treatment options for chlamydia treatment are Azithromycin and Doxycycline. While the former medication is prescribed if the state of the infection is found to be serious, the latter is prescribed if the infection is diagnosed at an early stage.

Are chlamydia treatments available online?

The leading online pharmacies of the UK and Europe can help you to purchase chlamydia treatments online. Once you are recommended by your physician to use any of these two medications, Azithromycin and Doxycycline, then you can order the requirement of your medication from any of the authentic online pharmacies of Europe.