is a very common sexually transmitted disease, it is passed
from partner to partner during sexual intercourse, oral, and anal sex as well.
It can be transmitted by contact with any body fluids containing the
organism. Gonorrhea is more common among people who have multiple sex partners.
The incubation period for the disease varies between women and men.
For women, it takes a little longer, between 7 and 21 days. In men, symptoms
occur between 2 - 14 days after infection. Men normally develop a thick yellowish discharge from the penis and experience pain and
problems urinating. Although some women have a cloudy vaginal discharge and feel a hot, burning sensation on urination,
more than 50% of infected women have no symptoms at all in the early stages. As the disease progresses,
an infected woman may go on to experience abnormal menstrual bleeding, rectal itching, and acute
inflammation in the pelvic area. At this stage, a woman is usually diagnosed as suffering from pelvic
inflammatory disease, or ND, caused by the gonococcal bacteria.
Gonorrhea that is not properly treated can spread to other parts of the body. In men, it can cause an
inflamed prostate or inflammation of the testes, and may affect
fertility. A woman who develops PID can suffer damage to the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes,
and may result in infertility The bacteria can also cause
gonococcal arthritis, which causes pain and swelling of the joints around the body. This
health condition can be misdiagnosed by your doctor as
used to be treated by penicillin, however there are now strains that
Gonorrhea contracted through oral sex can cause gonococcal pharyngitis, or inflammation of the throat.
This may cause a very sore throat, although many infected person's have no symptoms. If the infection
affects the eyes, it is called gonococcal conjunctivitis, and it can lead to scarring and
sometimes blindness. Anal sex with an infected partner can cause gonococcal
proctitis, resulting in inflammation of the rectum and anus. This form of the disease causes symptoms, such as pain and discharge from the anus, in
around 10% of those people infected.
A woman who is infected whether she knows it or not can transmit the disease to her baby during
childbirth. During passage through the birth canal, an infant may contract gonococcal
ophthalmia, a severe inflammation that can affect one or both eyes. Neisseria gonorrhoeae organisms in the bloodstream can
cause blood poisoning, with symptoms that include fever and exhaustion. If the bacteria reaches the brain or heart, then the infection can
There are many health disorders that may cause a vaginal or penile discharge, a
exact diagnosis of gonorrhea must be made by laboratory tests. If a laboratory culture confirms the diagnosis,
then quick and effective treatment is important.
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Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else