As a common sexually transmitted disease, whether chlamydia infection affects libido has caused concern for many patients.
So, does chlamydia infection in men cause libido to be involved?
Chlamydia is a common pathogen, and men infected with chlamydia may involve several organs and tissues, such as the urethra, prostate, epididymal testes, seminal vesicle glands, and bladder.
Although chlamydia itself may not bring obvious discomfort to patients, its complications of non-gonococcal urethritis, prostatitis, and other inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary system will bring patients urinary discomforts such as frequent urination, urinary urgency, painful urination, and other discomfort, as well as pain and discomfort in the perineum, lumbar-sacral area, inner thighs and other parts of the body.
These symptoms directly or indirectly affect the patient's sexual function, thus affecting the patient's sexual desire, specifically in the following aspects:
1. Physiological Aspects
The discomfort of urination and localized pain associated with chlamydia and its complications can affect the patient's comfort and satisfaction during sex, which can decrease the patient's sexual desire.
2. Psychological Aspects
Some patients may have psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and frustrated self-esteem due to the disease. These psychological problems may lead to the patient's inability to develop an interest in sex, which, over time, will result in sexual dysfunction, such as loss of libido and frigidity.
3. Emotional Aspects
The brain is the command center of sexual desire, and negative emotions such as resentment, anger, tension, and depression can inhibit specific neurochemical systems in the brain, causing people to lose their sexual desire. Sexual desire is closely related to emotional state. Chlamydia may lead to emotional instability and depression, which may affect libido. Negative emotional states may inhibit the expression of sexual desire, making it difficult for patients to engage in sexual activity.
4. Partner Relationship
Since chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia infection in men may trigger a crisis of trust, causing partners to doubt their fidelity, thus affecting communication and closeness between partners, which in turn indirectly affects sexual desire.
In this regard, chlamydia in men can affect sexual desire. Besides, men infected with this disease, if not treated in time, can complicate urethritis, cystitis, prostatitis, epididymitis, seminal vesiculitis, and other diseases, and may even be transmitted to women through sex, resulting in a variety of gynecological inflammation.
Therefore, to avoid this adverse effect, patients should actively receive treatment. This disease is related to the body's immune state, so patients should pay attention to rest during the onset of the disease, avoid drinking alcohol, avoid spicy and stimulating food, not stay up all night, and avoid getting cold.
The patient chooses the clinical medication after the doctor based on clinical experience and laboratory tests, such as drug sensitivity of secretions. Macrolide antibiotics are commonly used, including doxycycline, clarithromycin extended-release tablets, etc. The course of treatment needs to take about ten to fourteen days.
In addition, patients can take traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, which has the function of anti-inflammatory, sterilization, and detoxification, can kill the chlamydia in the patient's body, and can also relieve the symptoms of urethral pain, frequent urination, urinary urgency and so on. In addition, medication adherence can also effectively improve the patient's physical condition and avoid the recurrence of mycoplasma infection.
It is important to note that chlamydia if left untreated, can also affect semen quality and lead to male infertility. Because the inflammation further infects the seminal tract, seminal vesicles, and testicles, it will affect the sperm and semen quality. Therefore, male patients must be actively treated and, at the same time, improve their immunity and avoid unclean sex.