Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria.
It is the most common STD seen in the US. It is usually seen in a sexually active person with multiple partners.
Most cases go undiagnosed due to lack of awareness about the infection and absence of symptoms.
It can lead to serious complications if left untreated.
In women, it can cause infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancies. It may also be passed on to the baby from the mother.
It can be treated with antibiotics. As with all other diseases, prevention is better than cure. All partners should be informed about the infection and measures should be taken to prevent the transmission of infection by practicing safe sex.
The biggest hurdle in treatment is the delay in diagnosis of the condition.
Herbal remedies have shown good results in Chlamydiasis.