Gonorrhea

What Is Gonorrhea?

Also, commonly known as clap, gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (or STD) that affects men and women. Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, which can be spread by having unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex with an infected person.

Gonorrhoea usually infects the warm and damp parts of the body such as:

  • Urethra (tube via which the urine drains out from the urinary bladder)
  • Vagina, throat, eyes
  • Female reproductive parts such as the fallopian tubes, cervix and uterus, anus

Gonorrhoea can be treated very easily; however, sometimes it may sometimes cause serious complications. When gonorrhea affects the fallopian tubes or the uterus in women, they can suffer from a pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to infertility. And, in men, gonorrhea can cause epididymitis or the inflammation of the sperm tube and may also result in infertility. If gonorrhea is not treated, it can enhance the risk of the person either contracting or transmitting HIV. 

What Is Gonorrhea?

Also, commonly known as clap, gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (or STD) that affects men and women. Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, which can be spread by having unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex with an infected person.

Gonorrhoea usually infects the warm and damp parts of the body such as:

  • Urethra (tube via which the urine drains out from the urinary bladder)
  • Vagina, throat, eyes
  • Female reproductive parts such as the fallopian tubes, cervix and uterus, anus

Gonorrhoea can be treated very easily; however, sometimes it may sometimes cause serious complications. When gonorrhea affects the fallopian tubes or the uterus in women, they can suffer from a pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to infertility. And, in men, gonorrhea can cause epididymitis or the inflammation of the sperm tube and may also result in infertility. If gonorrhea is not treated, it can enhance the risk of the person either contracting or transmitting HIV. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Gonorrhea?

Although a person may have gonorrhea, they may not display any symptoms, which can appear anytime between 1-14 days and the symptoms displayed by women and men vary. Some symptoms of gonorrhea are:

Women

  • Fever, pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse, green or yellow vaginal discharge
  • Swelling of the vulva, heavier periods
  • Bleeding that can occur in between periods
  • Discharge from anus, bleeding, pain, itching or pain during bowel movements
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting
  • Pain in the eyes, sensitivity to light, discharge from eyes that looks like pus
  • A sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, itching, pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Frequent or painful urination, swollen, warm, red and painful joints

Men

  • Pain in the scrotum or testicles
  • White, green or yellow discharge occurring from the urethra that looks like pus
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Discharge from anus, bleeding, pain, itching or pain during bowel movements
  • A sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, itching, pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Swollen, warm, red and painful joints
  • Pain in the eyes, sensitivity to light, discharge from eyes that looks like pus

What Are The Causes Of Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhoea can be got from any type of sexual contact like:

  • Vaginal intercourse, receiving and giving oral intercourse
  • Anal intercourse, touching the infected parts of the person suffering from the disease i.e. vagina, penis, mouth, anus.
  • Women having gonorrhea can pass on the disease to their newborn if they have a vaginal delivery. Gonorrhoea is not passed on to the baby in the case of a C-section birth.

Gonorrhoea cannot be passed on via clothes, toilet seats, etc. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Gonorrhea?

  • The best way to prevent getting gonorrhea is to abstain from sex.
  • Practice monogamy i.e. sex with just one partner.
  • Know the sexual history of your partners and take care especially if the person has had many partners.
  • Use a condom and practice safe sex, as they act as a barrier and prevent STDs like gonorrhea.

Get regular screenings for gonorrhea if you are:

  • A woman under 25 and are sexually active.
  • A man who has sexual intercourse with men.
  • You have multiple sexual partners.
  • If you are pregnant and have a gonorrhoeal infection. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Gonorrhea?

  • Avoid unprotected sex.
  • Avoid the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs, especially intravenous drugs.
  • Avoid having sex with a person displaying symptoms of gonorrhea such as a burning feeling when urinating, having sores in the genital area, etc.
  • Avoid the exchange of bodily fluids like semen, blood, etc. 

What Are The Best Foods For Gonorrhea?

  • Consume a nutritious diet comprising grains and that have high water content such as oats, barley, watermelon, berries, grapes, apples as they help to increase the water level in the body and aid in managing the symptoms of gonorrhea.
  • Have plenty of vegetables as they also have high water content and help in alleviating the symptoms of gonorrhea.
  • Including probiotics in your diet such as yogurt, kefir, Greek yogurt is beneficial for the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Have foods that are rich in vitamin C like strawberries, melons, mango, beans, papaya, radish, carrot, eggplant, oranges, plums, celery, barley, etc., as vitamin C has excellent antioxidant properties and can help to strengthen the immune system, prevent viral infections and reduce inflammation caused by gonorrhoea.
  • Foods rich in vitamin A such as spinach, carrot, asparagus, papaya, basil, pumpkin, etc. are very beneficial for the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Foods like dark chocolate, oysters, sesame seeds, etc. are rich in zinc that help in boosting the immune system and help the body in fighting infections like gonorrhea.
  • It is very important to keep your body alkaline in order to destroy any bacteria or virus and it is a good idea to follow an alkaline-rich diet such as nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, leafy vegetables, wheat grass, etc. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Gonorrhea?

  • Avoid eating spicy and oily foods as they increase the inflammation and irritation.
  • Avoid or reduce the amount of gluten in your diet, as this aggravates inflammation in the body.
  • Avoid fatty foods, dairy foods with a high-fat content and meats that are high in fat, as they aggravate the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Tea, coffee, beverages with caffeine and alcohol can irritate the bladder and worsen the pain and inflammation in the bladder. So, it’s a good idea to avoid the consumption of these beverages.
  • Avoid the consumption of artificial sweeteners and foods and beverages containing them, as they worsen the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Avoid seafood such as crab, prawn, lobster, fish, etc. as the high protein content in these foods increase the load on the kidneys and worsen the condition of gonorrhea.

What Are The Medicines For Gonorrhea?

What Are The Tips To Manage Gonorrhea?

  • Consuming linseeds is a wonderful remedy for urinary infections, cystitis, and gonorrhea. Boiling a teaspoon of linseed powder in a glass of water and consuming with some honey or sugar can be very beneficial.
  • The paste of the herb, Sida Cordifolia, when applied to the infected and inflamed parts, can help to reduce the redness and swelling and is a great remedy for gonorrhea. Other herbs like Ash and Sarsaparilla have also been used as a remedy for gonorrhea.
  • Olive leaf extract contains a compound called oleuropein which has antimicrobial properties and can destroy the gonorrhea-causing bacteria. Olive leaf extract is also very good to strengthen the immune system.
  • Oregano oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties and can help to kill the gonorrhea-causing bacteria. The oil also has immunity building properties and can help to prevent any infections that may arise. Mixing 2-3 drops of oregano oil with some water and drinking this 2 times a day for 12-14 weeks can be very beneficial.
  • Colloidal silver is very beneficial in the treatment of gonorrhea, as this is an excellent antibiotic and surrounds the bacterial and kills it off. Mix 1 teaspoon of colloidal silver in a glass of water and drink it 5 times a day for around 3 months or you can apply the colloidal silver using a cotton swab onto the sores or rashes for fast healing and relief.
  • The use of rosemary has been shown to be very beneficial for the condition of gonorrhea. Rosemary has antibacterial and antiviral properties and you mix a tablespoon of dried rosemary in a glass of water two times in a day for relief from gonorrhea. Adding rosemary to your cooking can also have great benefits. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Gonorrhea?

Although a person may have gonorrhea, they may not display any symptoms, which can appear anytime between 1-14 days and the symptoms displayed by women and men vary. Some symptoms of gonorrhea are:

Women

  • Fever, pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse, green or yellow vaginal discharge
  • Swelling of the vulva, heavier periods
  • Bleeding that can occur in between periods
  • Discharge from anus, bleeding, pain, itching or pain during bowel movements
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting
  • Pain in the eyes, sensitivity to light, discharge from eyes that looks like pus
  • A sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, itching, pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Frequent or painful urination, swollen, warm, red and painful joints

Men

  • Pain in the scrotum or testicles
  • White, green or yellow discharge occurring from the urethra that looks like pus
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Discharge from anus, bleeding, pain, itching or pain during bowel movements
  • A sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, itching, pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Swollen, warm, red and painful joints
  • Pain in the eyes, sensitivity to light, discharge from eyes that looks like pus

What Are The Causes Of Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhoea can be got from any type of sexual contact like:

  • Vaginal intercourse, receiving and giving oral intercourse
  • Anal intercourse, touching the infected parts of the person suffering from the disease i.e. vagina, penis, mouth, anus.
  • Women having gonorrhea can pass on the disease to their newborn if they have a vaginal delivery. Gonorrhoea is not passed on to the baby in the case of a C-section birth.

Gonorrhoea cannot be passed on via clothes, toilet seats, etc. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Gonorrhea?

  • The best way to prevent getting gonorrhea is to abstain from sex.
  • Practice monogamy i.e. sex with just one partner.
  • Know the sexual history of your partners and take care especially if the person has had many partners.
  • Use a condom and practice safe sex, as they act as a barrier and prevent STDs like gonorrhea.

Get regular screenings for gonorrhea if you are:

  • A woman under 25 and are sexually active.
  • A man who has sexual intercourse with men.
  • You have multiple sexual partners.
  • If you are pregnant and have a gonorrhoeal infection. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Gonorrhea?

  • Avoid unprotected sex.
  • Avoid the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs, especially intravenous drugs.
  • Avoid having sex with a person displaying symptoms of gonorrhea such as a burning feeling when urinating, having sores in the genital area, etc.
  • Avoid the exchange of bodily fluids like semen, blood, etc. 

What Are The Best Foods For Gonorrhea?

  • Consume a nutritious diet comprising grains and that have high water content such as oats, barley, watermelon, berries, grapes, apples as they help to increase the water level in the body and aid in managing the symptoms of gonorrhea.
  • Have plenty of vegetables as they also have high water content and help in alleviating the symptoms of gonorrhea.
  • Including probiotics in your diet such as yogurt, kefir, Greek yogurt is beneficial for the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Have foods that are rich in vitamin C like strawberries, melons, mango, beans, papaya, radish, carrot, eggplant, oranges, plums, celery, barley, etc., as vitamin C has excellent antioxidant properties and can help to strengthen the immune system, prevent viral infections and reduce inflammation caused by gonorrhoea.
  • Foods rich in vitamin A such as spinach, carrot, asparagus, papaya, basil, pumpkin, etc. are very beneficial for the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Foods like dark chocolate, oysters, sesame seeds, etc. are rich in zinc that help in boosting the immune system and help the body in fighting infections like gonorrhea.
  • It is very important to keep your body alkaline in order to destroy any bacteria or virus and it is a good idea to follow an alkaline-rich diet such as nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, leafy vegetables, wheat grass, etc. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Gonorrhea?

  • Avoid eating spicy and oily foods as they increase the inflammation and irritation.
  • Avoid or reduce the amount of gluten in your diet, as this aggravates inflammation in the body.
  • Avoid fatty foods, dairy foods with a high-fat content and meats that are high in fat, as they aggravate the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Tea, coffee, beverages with caffeine and alcohol can irritate the bladder and worsen the pain and inflammation in the bladder. So, it’s a good idea to avoid the consumption of these beverages.
  • Avoid the consumption of artificial sweeteners and foods and beverages containing them, as they worsen the condition of gonorrhea.
  • Avoid seafood such as crab, prawn, lobster, fish, etc. as the high protein content in these foods increase the load on the kidneys and worsen the condition of gonorrhea.

What Are The Medicines For Gonorrhea?

What Are The Tips To Manage Gonorrhea?

  • Consuming linseeds is a wonderful remedy for urinary infections, cystitis, and gonorrhea. Boiling a teaspoon of linseed powder in a glass of water and consuming with some honey or sugar can be very beneficial.
  • The paste of the herb, Sida Cordifolia, when applied to the infected and inflamed parts, can help to reduce the redness and swelling and is a great remedy for gonorrhea. Other herbs like Ash and Sarsaparilla have also been used as a remedy for gonorrhea.
  • Olive leaf extract contains a compound called oleuropein which has antimicrobial properties and can destroy the gonorrhea-causing bacteria. Olive leaf extract is also very good to strengthen the immune system.
  • Oregano oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties and can help to kill the gonorrhea-causing bacteria. The oil also has immunity building properties and can help to prevent any infections that may arise. Mixing 2-3 drops of oregano oil with some water and drinking this 2 times a day for 12-14 weeks can be very beneficial.
  • Colloidal silver is very beneficial in the treatment of gonorrhea, as this is an excellent antibiotic and surrounds the bacterial and kills it off. Mix 1 teaspoon of colloidal silver in a glass of water and drink it 5 times a day for around 3 months or you can apply the colloidal silver using a cotton swab onto the sores or rashes for fast healing and relief.
  • The use of rosemary has been shown to be very beneficial for the condition of gonorrhea. Rosemary has antibacterial and antiviral properties and you mix a tablespoon of dried rosemary in a glass of water two times in a day for relief from gonorrhea. Adding rosemary to your cooking can also have great benefits.