Sexually-active people are urged to take a Chlamydia test. Research has shown that out of all the sexually-transmitted infections or STDs documented in the UK each year, around 30% of these are Chlamydia cases. In the USA, over one million cases are reported annually, making it the most commonly encountered bacterial STD in the nation.

Although it appears like health organizations are monitoring the rise in a number of Chlamydia cases, there are still over two million cases that are undiagnosed and undetected, based on a report. 

How can people get Chlamydia? 

Chlamydia can be acquired in several ways. A mother who is afflicted with the infection can pass it on to her infant. An infected individual can pass it on to someone else via sex, whether it is anal, oral or vaginal.

A report claims that women, particularly the young ones, tend to be more vulnerable to being infected with Chlamydia simply because their cervixes have not attained full development yet. Moreover, anybody who has been with more sexual companions has larger possibilities of getting infected with Chlamydia or some other STDs.

What are the signs and symptoms of Chlamydia? 

In females, a burning sensation while urination can be experienced if they have Chlamydia. There may also be a lumpy discharge, and in even worse scenarios, fever, light bleeding, painful sexual intercourse, abdomen and lower back aches and pains.

In males, the burning discomfort is also typical. In some cases, there will be ache or inflammation in the testicular area.

Great caution needs to be observed since 75% of Chlamydia cases are believed to not have any kind of symptoms completely.

How can Chlamydia affect an individual?

In females, as soon as the bacteria find their way into the cervix, they spread out to the other areas of the female reproductive system, to the fallopian tubes. Sometimes, they could find their way to the rectum. It is essential that women find time to get a Chlamydia test to prevent severe complications. Untreated of the STD could lead to long-term scars in the cervix, fallopian tubes, and uterus. It can also result in PID or pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

People are susceptible to contracting Reiter's syndrome, an uncommon type of arthritis. It brings about painful wounds and the inflammation of the urethras as well as the eyes.

We must always follow extreme caution when having sex since we certainly have little idea if our partners are afflicted with an STD such as Chlamydia. We must always remember that our health and wellbeing is essential to be able to perform our daily routine. We only live once therefore we might as well make the most out of it, clear of any ailments or health problems.

In case you are going through a number of the signs or symptoms mentioned previously or if you are sexually active, just remember to pay a visit to the local clinic or hospital and go through a Chlamydia test. Many of these places give the test free of charge, so there is definitely nothing to lose when it comes to protecting your health and body.