[toc]Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. These bacteria target the sex organs of both men and women. The areas that are commonly infected with this disease are the penis, cervix, vagina, anus, urethra, throat and eyes.
The symptoms of Chlamydia are mild or non-existent. The disease can be treated, but most of the time it so happens that Chlamydia is undiagnosed and therefore, goes untreated. There are many reasons responsible for causing this disease. In this write-up, we have compiled some of the most common causes of Chlamydia. Let us take a look!
6 Causes Of Chlamydia
If you indulge in unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, then you stand at a risk of acquiring Chlamydia. The bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis can be easily passed on from one person to another during sex. Indulging in intercourse with a person already infected can result in coming into contact with infected vaginal fluids or infected semen, thus passing Chlamydia.
Therefore, it is advised to use a condom in order to practice safe sex and stay free from such infections that lead to Chlamydia.
Sharing Sex Toys
Chlamydia can spread by sharing sex toys. If you do not wash sex toys or cover them with a new condom each time they are used, then there stands a great risk of acquiring Chlamydia. This is one of the most common reasons through which Chlamydia spreads. It is because of this reason that this disease is more common in the urban areas than in the rural regions of the world.
While Giving Birth
If a woman is infected with Chlamydia then there are high chances that the mother will pass on the infection to her baby. If Chlamydia develops into the baby then the symptoms might not become prominent instantly.
Chlamydia in a newborn baby can cause swelling or inflammation, pneumonia and discharge from the baby’s eyes. The discharge can be a symptom of conjunctivitis.
Eye To Eye
If a person is infected by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, then the infection can spread from his/her eyes to another person’s eyes by fingers, shared clothes or towels and through flies that are eye seeking. To be precise, if you happen to use a towel that has been used by a person whose eyes are infected with the bacteria then you can also acquire the infection easily.
Multiple Sexual Partners
If you have multiple sexual partners then you are at a high risk of being infected with the Chlamydia causing bacteria which is termed as Chlamydia trachomatis.
Having multiple partners for sex or frequently changing sexual partners is considered as a very bad sexual habit and this can lead to a wide variety of sexually transmitted diseases including Chlamydia. Indulging in sex with sex workers is also one of the major reasons responsible for the spreading of Chlamydia.
Coughing And Sneezing
Chlamydia can spread eye to eye to through coughing and sneezing. If a person’s eyes are infected with Chlamydia then the bacteria can be transferred to another person’s eyes through coughing and sneezing.