Womens Health

Natural Remedies for Chlamydia

Conventional Chlamydia Treatment

Although Chlamydia is deemed the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States, and although Chlamydia is difficult to detect and diagnose due to the low incidence of symptoms accompanying the disease, treatment for Chlamydia is relatively straight forward, simple to administer, and successful.

Conventional treatment for Chlamydia for both men and women involves antibiotic medications such as azithromycin and doxycycline. Azithromycin is administered as a single dose, meant to eradicate the bacterial infection. The treatment protocol for doxycycline is different as it is prescribed twice daily over the course of one week.

However, in addition to completing the full course of prescribed antibiotics, it is essential that infected individual's sexual partners also be tested and if necessary treated so as to prevent the continued spread of bacteria and subsequent re-infection.

'Natural' Remedies for Chlamydia

The Number One natural means of preventing infection from STDs such as Chlamydia is abstinence from sexual activity or the practice of safe sex strategies. The risks of being infected with Chlamydia are greatly reduced when:

- Condoms are used properly and consistently for all sexual activity

- Sexual contact is limited to a monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested for and declared free of STD infections

- Both partners are screened annually for STDs

- New or prospective sexual partners are questioned regarding their sexual history and any previous or possible infections

- In the case of infection, the full round of antibiotic treatment is completed, during which time couples abstain from sex

Natural Lifestyle Remedies for Chlamydia

Certain foods and dietary supplements aid the body in fighting bacteria and viruses in general, and as such might be beneficial as part of a remedy for Chlamydia.

For example, Vitamin C is said to assist with healing; aids healing; Acidophilis replenishes friendly bacteria destroyed by antibiotics; Vitamin E strengthens the immune system and red blood cells; Garlic works as a natural antibiotic; the pairing of Echinacea and Goldenseal support the body's immune system through their anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, and Red Clover, Coenzyme Q10, and Astragalus aid in healing.

Herbal remedies can also play a role in the prevention and treatment of Chlamydia as they boost the immune system and help fight infections. Moreover, natural herbal remedies are non-harmful, non-addictive and improve overall well being. For example, the root of Anthocleista (a flowering tree) fights bacteria and has traditionally been used to treat STDs. Additional herbs that help bolster the immune system and act as natural rejuvenators include Hypoxis Rooperi (African Potato extract), Olea Europea (olive leaf extract), Astragalus Membranaceus, and many more.

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