According to the CDC gonorrhea (aka "the clap") is officially resistant to 1 of the 2 remaining antibiotics used to successfully treat the disease.
These two antibiotics (according to NPR) are in the same family, so it's only a matter of time before it's officially resistant to both. This is one more good reason to reserve the use of antibiotics to life threatening conditions only. This alone can slow the process of more bacteria strains becoming completely antibiotic resistant.
Gonorrhea is a bacterium, bacteria are smart! They were here long before us and I surmise that they will outlive humankind as well. They morph and change to suit their surroundings and can circumvent antibiotics that man has developed. When men get gonorrhea, symptoms include painful urination, burning during urination or discharge from the penis. With women it's a bit different and can manifest itself in the form of Urinary Tract disorders such as UTI's, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, discharge and so on. However, 50% of women are completely asymptomatic, meaning they show no symptoms.
I likely don't need to comment on how you get gonorrhea- it's a venereal disease and while condoms help- abstinence is the only way to guarantee that you won't contract it. It can be contracted by oral or vaginal sex as well- which I didn't know until today.
So where does this leave us?
Luckily we have herbs. Herbs work in tandem with the body. They do not suppress healthy bacteria. They do not destroy the immune system. They build the body, build the immune system- and are literally smart antibiotics in the way that they naturally gravitate towards bad bacteria and allow good bacteria to remain.
What are some herbs you can use for Gonorrhea?
- Echinacea Root
- Oregano Leaf
- Olive Leaf
- Golden Seal Root
- Colloidal Silver (not an herb, but natural & doesn't destroy health)
I'm sure there are more but that's what I have for now. The point is, don't look at antibiotics becoming resistant to bacteria as a dooms-day prediction. In health, or disease, we have options. This in NO WAY is a good thing, but I feel like this is unfortunately what must happen for us to change our ways. Humans don't change (myself included), without pain and suffering. Antibiotics must be used sparingly so that they can remain the miraculous thing that they are. (in the context of saving lives, of course)
When we realize what the earth provides has a natural intelligence, fortitude and ability that we can not recreate in the lab- we'll stop destroying the land, plants, water and air. We'll turn over a new leaf, (pun intended) using what works best! What has been used for a thousand of years- Plants.