Gonorrhea -sexually transmitted diseases - Treatment and Symptoms

Gonorrhea is amongst the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world and is caused by Gram-negative bacterium Neisseria gonorrheae. The term comes from Greek γονόρροια (gonórrhoia), literally "flow of seed"; in ancient times it was incorrectly believed that the pus discharge associated with the disease contained semen.
The first place this bacterium infects is usually the columnar epithelium of the urethra and endocervix. Non-genital sites in which it thrives are in the rectum, the oropharynx and the conjunctivae of the eyes. The vulva and vagina in women are usually spared because they are lined by stratified epithelial cells—in women the cervix is the usual first site of infection.
Gonorrhea spreads during sexual intercourse, whereby the infected partner need not be human.[1] Infected women also can pass gonorrhea to their newborn infants during delivery, causing eye infections (conjunctivitis) in their babies (which if left untreated, can cause blindness). Doctors have often attempted to treat this immediately by applying small amounts of silver nitrate to the eyes of all newborn babies. Gonorrhea among females can also be transmitted from one individual to another via contact to surfaces that may still be damp from prior contact.
Symptoms :
The incubation period varies from two to 14 days with most symptoms occurring between days 2 and 5 after being infected from an infected partner. A small number of people may be asymptomatic for up to a year. Between 30–60% of women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic or have subclinical disease.[2] The woman may complain of vaginal discharge, difficulty urinating (dysuria), off-cycle menstrual bleeding, or bleeding after sexual intercourse. The cervix may appear anywhere from normal to the extreme of marked cervical inflammation (cervicitis) with pus. Infection of the urethra (urethritis) causes little dysuria or pus. The combination of urethritis and cervicitis on examination strongly supports a gonorrhea diagnosis, as both sites are infected in most gonorrhea patients.
More advanced symptoms, which may indicate development of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), include cramps and pain, bleeding between menstrual periods, vomiting, or fever. It is not unusual for men to have asymptomatic gonorrhea. Men may complain of pain on urinating and thick, copious, urethral pus discharge (also known as gleet) is the most common presentation. Examination may show a reddened external urethral meatus. Ascending infection may involve the epididymis, testicles or prostate gland causing symptoms such as scrotal pain or swelling.
Herbs used in treatment Gonorrhea

Balipoovu (Aerva Lanata) Flowers of Kerala

Balipoovu (Aerva lanata) is a herbaceous plant that produces clusters of tiny white to pale red flowers.The other names of balipoovu are cherula and cherpula. Balipoovu is also spelt balippoovu, balipoove, balippoove, bali poovu and other variations.
This herb is used in Ayurveda medicine. The main usable part is root.
The plant is often sites as the best cure for kidney stones.There are different decoctions prepared from this plant, which are used in treating such serious diseases like gonorrhea, problems to kidney and bladder, diabetes, etc. Decoctions prepared from the root of this plant are also used in the treatment of different kinds of headaches.
Aerva lanata belongs to the family amaranthaceae.

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