Gonorrhoea


Overview

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that is also colloquially known as the clap. It infects both male and female. It involves the mucus lining of genitals, rectum and mouth. If left untreated, it will lead to infertility and susceptible to other infections.

Symptoms

In many cases, gonorrhoea infection causes no symptoms. Symptoms, however, can affect many sites in your body, but commonly appear in the genital tract.

In male

  • Painful urination
  • Pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain or swelling in one testicle
  • Swelling and redness at the opening of the penis 
  • Frequent urination

 In Female 

  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods, such as after vaginal intercourse
  • Painful intercourse
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • A sharp ache in the lower abdomen
  • Frequent urination

Gonorrhoea can also affect the following parts of the body:

  • Throat - Signs and symptoms of a throat infection might include a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
  • Joints - If one or more joints become infected by bacteria (septic arthritis), the affected joints might be warm, red, swollen and extremely painful, especially during movement.
  • Eyes - Gonorrhoea that affects your eyes can cause eye pain, sensitivity to light, and pus-like discharge from one or both eyes.
  • Rectum - anal itching, pus-like discharge from the rectum, spots of bright red blood on toilet tissue and having to strain during bowel movements.

Causes

 Caused by infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, through

  1. Unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex with someone who has the infection.
  2. People with numerous sexual partners.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at: 

  • Giving relief from abnormal discharge, pain and swelling, treating inflammation due to bacterial infection.
  • Prevent recurrence by healing and repairing the tissue.
  • Regular intake of supplements can help in long term relief and maintain a normal reproductive system.
  • Rejuvenating the body and overall health.

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol:

  1. Genital: Pus discharge, Pain or swelling, redness, vaginal discharge or bleeding, Painful intercourse -Infection of the bacteria irritates the tissue lining resulting  in inflammation, redness, pain and swelling. Tankana, Kiratatikta, Sariva, Gandhaka Rasayana, Khadira, Kumari helps to purify the blood and fight against the microbes reducing inflammation and preventing further infection.
  2. Rectum, joints, eye, throat: pus discharge, redness, pain, etc - Bacteria can spread easily to yours eyes or mouth either by touching it with your infected hands or unusual sexual activities (oral sex). And when the infection is more severe it circulates through the body swelling the lymph nodes and affecting the joints. Guduchi, Amalaki, Gokshura, Patha will arrest the infection, normalise the doshas and increase immunity
  3. Rejuvenate the reproductive system and  restore overall health with Ashwagandha, Gokshuradi guggul.

Herbs

Tankana, Kiratatikta, Sariva, Gandhaka Rasayana, Khadira, Kumari, Guduchi, Amalaki, Gokshura, Patha, Ashwagandha, Gokshuradi guggul

When to see a doctor?

Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any troubling signs or symptoms, such as a burning sensation when you urinate or a pus-like discharge from your penis, vagina or rectum.

Also make an appointment with your doctor if your partner has been diagnosed with gonorrhea. You may not experience signs or symptoms that prompt you to seek medical attention. But without treatment, you can reinfect your partner even after he or she has been treated for gonorrhea.


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