Inflammation of the prostate gland or chronic prostatitis is a fairly common and common urological disease. According to medical research, about 90% of men after the age of 35-45 face this unpleasant disease.
Who is at risk?
At risk are those men who lead an unhealthy lifestyle: inactivity, overweight, sedentary lifestyle. The disease is related to the fact that in men leading an unhealthy lifestyle, the blood circulation (circulation) in the pelvic area is disturbed. In addition, blood stasis occurs in the reproductive system, leading to the development of prostatitis. During the development of prostatitis, the prostate gland also increases, therefore the level of urine increases, which is retained in the body and poisons the health of men.
Types of diseases
The types of chronic prostatitis are bacterial and nonbacterial.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute)
This is a type of disease in which the main cause is a bacterial infection. The onset of the disease and its symptoms are always unexpected. This type of disease is very serious and requires a visit to the doctor. In some cases, the patient is offered hospitalization. Most often this type of disease affects middle-aged and young men.
Bacterial prostatitis (chronic)
This type of disease develops due to bacterial microorganisms that are not as hostile as in the acute form of the disease. Most often there are no special symptoms of the disease or the symptoms appear very slowly and for a long time.
The reasons for the development of chronic prostatitis
The main reasons for the development of the disease are bacteria that enter the prostate gland along with urine (through the urinary tract). Bacteria cause both chronic bacterial and acute bacterial prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis is not contagious and cannot be contracted through sexual contact. There are some factors that increase the chance of developing this disease.
Development factors include:
- Problems with the development of the urinary system.
- Bladder catheterization.
- Early genitourinary tract infection.
- Symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
Every man experiences different symptoms of the disease, but in its main manifestation there are similar symptoms.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute) manifests itself with bright and sharp symptoms, occurs suddenly, usually scares the man and he immediately goes to the clinic.
Acute prostatitis, characteristics of the symptoms:
- Pain during urination.
- Fever (possible chills).
- Feeling of a full bladder even after emptying.
Chronic prostatitis has similar symptoms, but they are less severe than acute prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis, characteristics of the symptoms:
- Frequent urges to empty the bladder;
- Temporary (intermittent) testicular pain;
- Bladder pain;
- Pain in the lumbar region (lower back);
- Pain during ejaculation;
- On examination by palpation, pain may appear and swelling of the prostate gland may be felt.
Diagnosis of the disease: chronic prostatitis
To rule out other diseases of the genitourinary system, an accurate diagnosis should be made by a qualified physician at the clinic. Often, various diseases of one of the body's systems have similar symptoms, so do not engage in independent research and self-medication, and immediately consult a doctor at the first symptoms.
To make an accurate diagnosis, there are various testing techniques. Eventually, prostatitis may present with symptoms similar to cystitis, adenoma, or urethritis.
During the examination, the doctor examines the rectum with the help of fingers (with medical gloves) treated with Vaseline. This type of test is called a rectal test. The prostate gland is felt through the wall of the rectum, as it is located in front of it (in front of the rectum). With the help of this method, the doctor will be able to determine whether the prostate gland is enlarged and whether its pain appears during the examination.
If the man has chronic prostatitis, then the palpation examination will cause the patient only temporary pain and minimal discomfort, which will disappear very quickly.
Is the neglected form of chronic prostatitis dangerous?
In most cases, men ignore some of the symptoms of the disease and this complicates the further development of inflammation of the prostate gland. Such a "careless" attitude to health can lead to a decrease in the normal production of hormones in the male body, and problems with hormone levels can lead to a decrease in male libido (libido). Erectile function problems may also develop. Taken together, these diseases are very difficult to treat.
In inflammation of the prostate gland, the normal production of secretions slows down and therefore the sperm lose their activity. The most common consequences of advanced chronic prostatitis are infertility and reduced potency.
Effective treatment of prostatitis
The methods of treatment depend on the form of inflammation and the type of prostatitis.
At the time of diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis (acute), the doctor may prescribe the patient to take antibiotics for a course of about two weeks. If the prostatitis is advanced, the patient may be hospitalized and given intravenous injections.
If the patient has difficulty urinating, the doctor may prescribe a catheter (urethral) connection. In many cases, bacterial prostatitis is treated with this method.
If the patient is diagnosed with chronic bacterial prostatitis, then antibiotic treatment can last from one month to three months. This type of treatment is very effective, in many cases patients recover completely.
If the disease or its symptoms return after treatment, the doctor may change the approach to treatment, such as the use of various pills or prostate massage.
Effective treatment of chronic prostatitis largely depends on timely admission to the clinic.
Men do not like prostate massage treatment because the whole process is very unpleasant. It is worth noting that by choosing a good specialist you can avoid all the unpleasant moments and sensations during a prostate massage. Massage is one of those methods that give tangible results almost immediately.
Prostate massage has many positive aspects, one of the main ones is that the massage increases the blood flow to the prostate gland. In addition, it increases muscle tone, frees the ducts of the prostate gland, reduces inflammation, has an antibacterial effect and enhances the effect of other treatments.
In chronic prostatitis, massage treatment is an important necessity!
Traditional medicine includes many ways to treat prostate problems, but the effect does not come immediately and is not as effective as during drug treatment.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis with methods of traditional medicine has no side effects. The best recipes include treating prostatitis with chestnut and propolis shells.
To treat prostatitis, chestnut shells will require hot water, which is poured into chestnut shells, after which they insist a little and take the infusion as tea.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis with propolis is a very popular method. Thanks to the rich composition of propolis, prostate problems can be cured at the first symptoms of their manifestation. For treatment, special rectal suppositories with propolis are used, which have an antibacterial effect.
You can also use a special propolis tincture, which has an antibacterial effect and eliminates the symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
In order for the treatment of prostatitis to be effective, you must pay attention to the patient's diet. During the treatment of chronic prostatitis you should abandon the wrong lifestyle, especially tobacco and alcohol.
The man should include in his diet more fruits, vegetables, berries, special teas (herbal tinctures), as well as fermented dairy products. Heavy foods should be avoided: smoked foods, fatty foods, carbonated beverages, processed foods, fast food.
To choose the right food during treatment, you can consult a doctor who will advise or prescribe a special diet.
Men should undergo vitamin therapy (drink a course of vitamins), as well as enrich their body with essential trace elements.
As mentioned earlier, prostatitis most often develops in those people who lead a sedentary and sedentary lifestyle. To maintain good male health, you need to run or walk a lot. Running and walking improve blood circulation and blood flow to the genitals. Such optimal physical activity will have a beneficial effect on a man's health.
Men should exercise in the morning, this can be both light exercise and active squats. The older a man gets, the more time he has to devote to his health and sports. The fact is that the entire male reproductive system depends on the general state of male health, as well as on the normal hormonal background. And, as you know, sport is actively involved in the normal production of the hormone testosterone, which is the basis of male sexual health. Sport activates all processes in the body and increases the production of the male hormone testosterone.
In the treatment of prostatitis, a person's psychological mood is important. If a person is positive about the fact that there will be a recovery soon, then most likely it will happen. But if a person in his mind doubts his recovery, then most often the treatment of any disease is delayed for a long time.
One has to be good, he can also ask for support from relatives in such a difficult period. After all, any treatment is a little stressful. Therefore, during the treatment of chronic prostatitis, it is important to have people nearby who will raise their morale and believe in a quick cure of the disease.
The man should also try not to be nervous during treatment, especially if the treatment does not give quick results. As you know, a man's psychological mood directly affects the health of his reproductive system. Effective treatment of prostatitis is possible only with a positive mood!
Forecasts for the future after treatment of chronic prostatitis
In most cases, chronic prostatitis responds well to treatment and has no negative consequences for men's health.
Prostatitis develops slowly, so the main thing is not to start the development of the disease and at the first signs of the disease you should consult a specialist.
Early prostatitis responds well to treatment. It should also be warned that prostatitis has the ability to aggravate genital problems. Prostatitis often causes a man to lose his sexual desire and lust. Men may not even be aware of the presence of inflammation of the prostate gland, attributing short-term symptoms of fatigue or other causes, so they delay treatment. This attitude towards your health can have the most negative consequences. So try to have an ultrasound of your prostate at least once or twice a year.
Also, men over 40 should visit a doctor more often, to check not only the prostate gland, but also other organs of the reproductive system. Preventing the disease is easier than treating its consequences.