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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Since approximately 75% of women and 50% of men have no symptoms, most people infected with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and therefore may not seek health care. When diagnosed, chlamydia can be easily treated and cured by conventional medical means. Untreated, chlamydia can cause severe and costly reproductive and other health problems which include both short- and long-term consequences, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which is the critical link to infertility, and potentially fatal tubal pregnancy.
 

 
 

Signs, symptoms & indicators of STD Chlamydia:
 
 
Symptoms - Reproductive - General  Genital sores

Symptoms - Urinary

  Urinary discharge
 
 

Conditions that suggest STD Chlamydia:
 
 
Symptoms - Reproductive - STDs  Chlamydia

Uro-Genital

  Female Infertility
 As many as 40% of women with untreated chlamydia will develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Undiagnosed PID caused by chlamydia is common, resulting in a 20% infertility rate.


Counter-indicators:
  Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection
 
 

Risk factors for STD Chlamydia:
 
 
Symptoms - Reproductive - STDsCounter-indicators:
  History of chlamydia

Symptoms - Urinary

  History of urinary discharge
 
 

STD Chlamydia can lead to:
 
 
Risks  Increased Risk of Cervical Cancer
 In a five year follow-up study, women whose blood had shown signs of infection with any type of chlamydia were about 2 1/2 times more likely to develop cervical cancer, compared with those who had had no signs of infection. Women with one particular subtype of chlamydia in their blood (serotype G) were 6 times more likely to develop cervical cancer, and several other subtypes were linked to risks 3 to 4 times that of uninfected women.
 
 

Recommendations for STD Chlamydia:
 
 
Drug  Antibiotics
 Chlamydia can be easily treated with antibiotics. A single dose of azithromycin or a week of doxycycline BID are the most commonly used treatments. All sex partners must also be treated.

Oxygen / Oxidative Therapies

  Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
 Chlamydia is one of the many infections that have been treated successfully with ozone. Vaginal insufflation in females is the usual route of administration.
 
 


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