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Chlamydia



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What Is Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the United States.  It is 3 times more commone than Gonnorhea and 50 times more common than Syphilis.  Roughly 3 million American men and women, especially those who are under the age of 25, contract Chlamydia every year.  It is a bacterial infection that is transmitted during sexual contact (vaginal, anal, or oral) that  but it is also easily treated.  Chlamydia can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, urethra, eye, or throat. 

Signs Of Chlamydia

It is common for people, especially women, who have Chlamydia to not experience any symptoms.  About 75% of women with Chlamydia don't have symptoms and 50% of men with Chlamydia don't have symptoms.  If Chlamydia symptoms do show, they commonly occurn 5-10 days after the person gets infected. 

Symptoms for Women:

  • Bleeding Between Periods
  • Abdominal Pain with Fever
  • Pain While Having Sex
  • Pain when Urinating
  • Itching or Burning in or around the Vagina
  • Abnormal Vaginal Discharge (which may have an odor)

Symptoms for Men:

  • Painful Urination
  • Burning or Itching around the opening of the Penis
  • Pain and Swelling around the Testicles
  • A Small Amount of Clear or Cloudy Discharge Emerging from tip of Penis
What Causes Chlamydia

Chlamydia is passed through unprotected sexual contact, be it vaginally, anally, or orally.  When a non-infected person has sexual contact with an infected person, they can likely catch the bacteria.  Some condoms can help decrease the chance of catching the virus.  A person can also catch the virus without penetration.  Touching genitals or coming in contact with the infected area can transmit the disease.  New born babies can also contract the virus during birth if the mother has Chlamydia. 

  • Sexual Contact (vaginally, anally, or orally) with an Infected Person(s)
  • During Childbirth

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Natural Remedies
  • If your partner or you have Chlamydia, the most effective way to not pass the bacteria is to abstain from sexual contact.  To decrease the chances of getting Chlamydia, avoid having sexual contact with multiple partners at a time.  Always ask if the sexual partner has Chlamydia or any other STD.
  • You may not think a healthy diet can help treat Chlamydia, but a healthy diet can help boost the immune system, making it more capable of combating infections.  Maintaining a diet comprised of raw nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, lots of water, probiotics, and wheatgrass can be very beneficial.  Avoid eating meat, processed foods, dairy, sugar, salt, alcohol, and smoking.
  • Consuming goldenseal and echinacea increases the strength of the immunse system.  Both of these have natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory substances, which can help to get rid of Chlamydia.  
  • Drinking concoctions, which include sage, about 4-5 times a day can help the body eliminate infections.  Make sage tea by steeping fresh sage in boiling water.  You can even add lemon juice or organic, raw honey to help increase the power of the elixir.   
  • Saw Palmetto, which has been used to treat Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in both men and women, has anti-bacterial properties that help fight off bacteria and heal infected tissues.  It is a natural antiseptic, which makes it effective in treating infections of sexual organs. 
Things you should eat
  • Beans
  • Raw Seeds
  • Leafy Greens like Alfalfa or Kale
  • Wheatgrass
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Sage
  • Oregano Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
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