Invisible infection with serious consequences

Chlamydia may be a long time to reproduce, without showing anything.But if left untreated, complications can not escape.

Some infections may not be felt for years, gradually multiplying in the cells of the body and causing serious complications.One of them - chlamydia.Thus, according to a study in the United States about 90% of the adult population have the disease, but only a few know about it.

Chlamydia - a contagious disease transmitted sexually, the causative agent of which are hlamidii- pathogenic intracellular bacteria that during the primary infection hit the main barrier cells of the body systems.Chlamydia as viruses, have the ability to exit the cell without destroying it, which enables moderate often asymptomatic infection.

Among the complications arising in women should be noted:

  • cervical inflammation - cervicitis
  • urethral inflammation - urethritis
  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterus - endometritis
  • Inflammation of Bartholin glands - Bartholinitis
  • Inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries(complex inflammation of the pelvic organs vplo to pelvic peritonitis)
  • formation of abscess in the pelvis
  • Infertility

in the case of activation hlamidinoy infection during pregnancy there is a threat:

  • premature birth
  • fetal death
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • preterm rupture of membranes
  • chronic pelvic pain.

In addition, if a woman has chlamydia, becomes pregnant and gives birth, her baby will be infected with chlamydia.Infants in utero infected with chlamydia also raises a number of serious complications:

  • Premature birth and as a result, prematurity
  • Chlamydial conjunctivitis
  • Pulmonary disease - pneumonia
  • middle ear defeat - otitis

In men, chlamydia infection also provokes a number of seriousdiseases:

  • Urethritis
  • Prostatitis
  • epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis)
  • orchitis (testicular inflammation)
  • orhiepididimit (testicular inflammation in conjunction with its appendages)
  • funiculitis (inflammation of the spermatic cord)
  • vesicles (seminal defeatbubbles)
  • Cooper (inflammation of the bulbourethral glands)
  • Infertility

in addition, chlamydia can trigger a number of common complications such as

  • proctitis, an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the rectum, in the case of infection during anal sex;
  • Reiter's syndrome, characterized chlamydial conjunctivitis, joint disease (ankle, knee, hip and spine) with the development of reactive arthritis, urethritis of chlamydial etiology .;
  • lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV.It is caused by a rare type of chlamydia, however, is becoming more common as a result of homosexual relations.It is open sores in the genital area, headaches, fever, fatigue and swelling of the lymph nodes in the groin.

Moved chlamydial infection does not produce proof of immunity, once treated chlamydia does not guarantee against re-infection, so in case of change of sexual partner, it is desirable to be tested for the presence of this infection.Also provides easier Chlamydia infection with HIV, when held with a carrier of the virus.

Although such serious complications, it is worth remembering that chlamydia is almost not dangerous if treated promptly it started.Therefore, regular monitoring for the presence of infections will allow to take timely measures to eliminate it.

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