Wuhan Dr. Lee Clinic Accepts New Guidelines for Chlamydia Treatment Issued by WHO

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In response to the growing threats of drug resistance, WHO has released new guidelines to limit the use of antibiotics in chlamydia treatment. Wuhan Dr. Lee Clinic accepts the new guidelines against the growing drug resistance of antibiotics.

People use antibiotics more frequently, but strains of chlamydia do not respond to available antibiotics as before.

Chlamydia, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STIs). It is estimated that each year, 131 million people are infected with chlamydia. And antibiotics are regarded as the most common treatment for the chlamydia infection. However, due to the misuse and overuse, this widespread infection manifests as incurable with antibiotics. (If you want to know more about chlamydia, please vist: http://www.99eyao.com/english/d/chlamydia.html)

People use antibiotics more frequently, but strains of chlamydia do not respond to available antibiotics as before. Because growing antibiotic resistance has reduced treatment options of STIs, the older and cheaper antibiotics have lost their effectiveness of the infections.

According to the statistics, not only antibiotics, resistance of other STIs like gonorrhea, syphilis to the effect of antibiotic also has increased rapidly. "Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples' quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death. The new WHO guidelines reinforce the need to treat these STIs with the right antibiotic, at the right dose, and the right time to reduce their spread and improve sexual and reproductive health. To do that, national health services need to monitor the patterns of antibiotic resistance in these infections within their countries," says Ian Askew, Director of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO. Except that, other STIs like mycoplasma, ureaplasma urealyticum also face the increasing risk of drug resistance of antibiotics. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/antibiotics-sexual-infections/en/

“New guidelines issued by WHO is objective to provide an evidence-based guidance on chlamydia treatment, and are calling on countries to update their national guidelines for chlamydia treatment.” Dr. Lee, the professor in Wuhan Dr. Lee TCM Clinic, says, “We support the decision of WHO to limit the use of antibiotics and observe the guidelines stated by WHO.”

Governments at the World Health Assembly endorsed "Global Health Sector Strategy for Sexually Transmitted Infections (2016-2021)" in May 2016. And these guidelines are in line with the approved documents of “Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance" in May 2015.

About Dr. Lee Xiaoping:
Dr. Lee Xiaoping is a highly experienced medical professional with more than 30 years’ experience. She specializes in the field of male and female reproductive and urinary system diseases including prostatitis, chlamydia, and endometriosis etc. She created Wuhan Dr. Lee TCM Clinic http://www.drleetcmclinic.com/.

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