Genitourinary Chlamydial Infection

Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the genitourinary tract is the most common bacterial STD in both the United States (>4 million new cases per year) and worldwide (>50 million new cases per year). Many infected individuals of either sex are asymptomatic; but symptomatic urethritis is common in men, whereas women may present with a mucopurulent cervicitis and acute salpin-gitis. The most serious complication of infection in men is epididymitis. Without treatment, more than 40% of infected women may develop pelvic inflammatory disease, which may lead to tubal infertility or increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. Pregnant women may transmit their infection to their babies as they pass through the infected endocervix at the time of delivery. The baby may develop a mild, neonatal conjunctivitis and/or afebrile pneumonia. Infection stimulates host inflammatory and immune responses, but the immunity is of short duration and reinfection occurs frequently.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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