Chlamydia is considered one of the most common illnesses on our planet. Statistics says that every year about 100 million people become infected with it. Today we will talk about why chlamydia occurs. Symptoms in men of this disease often do not appear, making it difficult to diagnose and treat.
Why does the disease occur?
Chlamydia pathogens are pathogenic agents that belong to a specific group of infectious microorganisms. Symptoms and treatment of this pathology in men differ depending on the location of the disease. Most often, chlamydia develop inside the cells of the genitourinary system. According to statistics, representatives of the strong half of humanity in the age group from 20 to 40 years old, that is, during the period of maximum sexual activity, are in the risk group.
As medical practice shows, chlamydia does not belong to the group of bacteria or to the number of viruses. When injected into the male body, these parasites infect the epithelial layer. Often, it is impossible to diagnose the disease in the primary stages, because chlamydia is characterized by a long incubation period, as well as mild symptoms.
Chlamydia are considered fixed pathogenic microorganisms. Most often they affect the following organs:
- urethral canal;
- mucous coating of the eyeball;
- seed paths;
- oral cavity.
Chlamydia is a very cunning infectious agent. They can enter the body and not manifest for a long time, as if they hibernate. And the first signs of illness appear when the immune protection is weakened.
Chlamydia under the microscope: types of parasitic agents
Symptoms of chlamydia in men and women depend on the type of pathogenic agent. Experts identify four main types of chlamydia:
The first two types of infectious pathogens are considered the most dangerous for the human body. They can provoke the development of complicated consequences.
Often chlamydia affects only the epithelial layer of the genital and urinary organs. However, in medical practice there are cases when parasitic microorganisms multiply in other internal organs, in particular:
- in the heart muscle;
- in mucous covering of the respiratory system;
- in the lymph;
- in articular tissue;
- on the teeth;
- in the auditory and visual apparatus.
In adherents of heterosexual or homosexual relationships, chlamydia can multiply in the epithelial layer of the rectum.
As a rule, chlamydia penetrate into the human body as a result of sexual intercourse without the use of contraception. Doctors say that even with oral sexual contact is possible infection. In addition, chlamydia can enter the body through household items, towels, toilet seat, contaminated skin of the hands.
According to statistics, chlamydia can hurt married couples and even entire families. In this case, the representatives of the weaker sex are sick more often than men.
Symptoms of the disease: how to recognize chlamydia?
As already mentioned, in most cases, chlamydia in men can be completely asymptomatic. Often this disease is detected during the treatment of couples from infertility. The symptoms of the disease and their severity are inextricably linked with the type of infectious agent. Independently recognize the disease will not succeed. Symptoms of chlamydia are very similar to non-specific urethritis.
The main symptoms of chlamydia in men include:
- discharge from the opening of the urethra, which are characterized by scarcity and colorlessness;
- an increase in subfebrile temperature to the level of 37.5 °;
- the appearance of discomfort and pain when urinating;
- general weakness;
- pain in the testicles, urethra, scrotum, lumbar spine;
- reduced activity and performance;
- discoloration of urine;
- excretion of urine with purulent or blood admixture.
Many men do not pay attention to the symptoms. But it is important for the primary signs to immediately contact the hospital. Over time, if untreated, the symptoms disappear, and many representatives of the stronger sex think that they have overcome the disease. However, this is not the case. The disappearance of the old symptoms indicates the overflow of chlamydia in the chronic form of development.
Consider the consequences
It is well known that the majority of men do not rush to seek qualified medical assistance in the event of any illness. In no case can one ignore the signals of your body. As medical practice shows, if chlamydia is not treated, then over time it will not only become chronic, but also provoke the development of a number of complicated consequences.
Often, against the background of running chlamydia, urethritis develops in an infected representative of a strong half of humanity. Reproduction of chlamydia can lead to the appearance of inflammatory processes in the testicles, appendages, testes. In addition, the following illnesses can develop against the background of chlamydia:
- chronic pyelonephritis;
- narrowing of the urethra;
- Reuter's pathology;
- chronic prostatitis.
Against the background of active reproduction of chlamydia in a man, his sexual strength is weakened. Often an erection tends to zero. Also, men who have chlamydia rarely have an orgasm, and during intercourse they often have quick ejaculation.
So, we have already figured out what symptoms of chlamydia can occur in men. As for the treatment, an individual scheme is drawn up in each specific case. The determining factor is the type of pathogen. Basically, treatment of chlamydia is carried out with the help of pharmacological preparations.
As a rule, the course of treatment is always complex and includes various groups of pharmaceutical agents:
- antibiotic drugs;
- immunomodulatory agents;
- enzyme therapy drugs;
Depending on the form of chlamydia, the location of infectious agents and the presence of complications, the doctor may prescribe two antibiotic drugs. The following pharmaceutical products of this group are most commonly used in medical practice:
- "Digran" and so on.
Also for the treatment of chlamydia can be prescribed drugs that have antifungal effects, for example, "Pimafucin" or "Fluconazole". As already mentioned, for a long time, chlamydia can occur without clearly expressed symptoms. Most often, infectious pathogens begin to multiply actively due to a weakened immune system. To restore the natural barrier, drugs belonging to the group of immunomodulatory drugs are prescribed, in particular:
- "Taktivin", etc.
Often, treating specialists prescribe immunomodulatory drugs made from plant extracts, for example, Eleutherococcus tincture, Aralia or Saparal.
Along with taking antibiotics, pharmaceuticals are always prescribed, the action of which is aimed at restoring liver cells and intestinal microflora. This group of drugs includes:
- Wobenzym et al.
During the development of chlamydia in any form, intoxication of the body occurs, so patients are advised to take pharmacological agents from the group of antioxidants:
- "Ascorbic Acid";
- "Sodium thiosulfate", etc.
Enzyme preparations are needed to restore proper digestion. These include Festal, Pancreatin or Mezim. An important role in the treatment of chlamydia is played by physiotherapeutic procedures. An effective way to treat this disease is ultrasound therapy or a magnetic laser. As medical practice shows, electrophoresis with the use of effective drugs also helps to cope with chlamydia.
Always listen to the signals of your body. Chlamydia can provoke the development of complicated consequences, including infertility. Do not try to self-medicate, but entrust your health to qualified doctors. Be healthy!