Inflammation of the prostate gland or chronic prostatitis are quite common and common urological diseases. According to medical research, about 90% of men after the age of 35-45 are faced with this nasty disease.
Who is at risk?
At risk are those men who follow an unhealthy lifestyle: inactivity, overweight, sedentary lifestyle. The disease is due to the fact that in men who follow an unhealthy lifestyle, the blood circulation (circulation) in the pelvic area is disturbed. Then there is stagnation of blood in the reproductive system, which leads to the development of prostatitis. During the development of prostatitis, the prostate gland also increases, therefore the level of urine increases, which remains in the body and poisons the health of men.
Types of diseases
The types of chronic prostatitis are: bacterial and non-bacterial.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute)
This is a type of disease in which the main causative agent is a bacterial infection. The onset of the disease and its symptoms always occur unexpectedly. This type of disease is very serious and requires a mandatory visit to the doctor. In some cases, hospitalization is recommended. 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 do not behave as hostilely as in the acute form of the disease. Most of the time, there are no particular symptoms of the disease or the symptoms appear very slowly and for a long time.
Reasons for the development of chronic prostatitis
The main causes of the disease include bacteria that enter the prostate gland through the urine (through the ureters). Bacteria cause both chronic bacterial and acute bacterial prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis is not contagious, it can not be contracted through sexual intercourse (sexual intercourse). There are some factors that increase the likelihood of developing this disease.
Growth factors include:
- Problems with the development of the urinary system.
- Bladder catheterization.
- Early infection of the urogenital system.
- Symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
Every man experiences a variety of symptoms of the manifestation of the disease, but in its main manifestation there are similar symptoms.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute) manifests itself with strong and acute symptoms, appears suddenly, as a rule, scares a man and immediately goes to the clinic.
Acute prostatitis, symptoms of symptoms:
- Pain when urinating.
- Fever (possible chills).
- Feeling full bladder even after emptying.
Chronic prostatitis has similar symptoms, but is less acute than acute prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis, characteristics of symptoms:
- Frequent desire to empty the bladder.
- Temporary (periodic) pain in the testicles.
- bladder pain;
- Low back pain (lower back).
- Pain during ejaculation.
- During the palpation examination, pain may occur and prostate gland swelling may be detected.
Diagnosis of the disease: chronic prostatitis
In order to rule out other diseases of the urogenital system, an accurate diagnosis must be made by a specialist doctor in the clinic. Often, with different diseases of one of the body systems, there are similar symptoms, so do not engage in independent research and self-medication, but consult a doctor immediately with the first symptoms.
To make an accurate diagnosis, there are several test methods. After all, prostatitis can manifest with symptoms similar to cystitis, adenoma or urethritis.
During the study, the doctor examines the rectum with the help of fingers (in medical gloves) that have been treated with Vaseline. This type of test is called a rectal exam. The prostate gland is palpated through the wall of the rectum, as it is in front of it (in front of the rectum). Using this method, the doctor will be able to determine if the prostate gland is enlarged and if pain occurs during the study.
If a man has chronic prostatitis, then the palpation examination will cause the patient only temporary pain and minimal discomfort, which will pass very quickly.
Is advanced form of chronic prostatitis dangerous?
In most cases, men are unaware of some of the symptoms of the disease, which exacerbate the further development of inflammation of the prostate gland. Such a "careless" treatment of one's health can lead to a decrease in the normal production of hormones in the male body and problems with the hormonal background can lead to a decrease in a man's libido (sexual desire). Problems with erectile function are also possible. Overall, these diseases are very difficult to cure.
During inflammation of the prostate gland, the normal production of secretion is slowed down and therefore the sperm lose their activity. Most often, the consequences of advanced chronic prostatitis are infertility and reduced potency.
Effective treatment for prostatitis
Treatment methods depend on the form of inflammation and the type of prostatitis.
At the diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis (acute), the doctor may prescribe antibiotics for a course of about two weeks to the patient. 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 (urethra) connection. In many cases, bacterial prostatitis is treated this way.
If a patient has 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 fully recover.
If the disease or its symptoms return after treatment, the doctor may change the treatment approach, such as using other pills or massaging the prostate.
Effective treatment of chronic prostatitis depends to a large extent on timely treatment in the clinic.
Men do not like prostate massage therapy, because the whole procedure is very unpleasant. It is worth noting that when choosing a good specialist, you can avoid all the unpleasant moments and sensations when massaging the prostate. Massage refers to those methods that give an almost immediate tangible result.
Prostate massage has many positive aspects, one of the main ones being that massage increases blood flow to the prostate gland. It also increases muscle tone, frees the pores of the prostate gland, reduces inflammation, has an antibacterial character and enhances the effect of other treatments.
In chronic prostatitis, massage therapy is an important necessity!
Traditional medicine includes many ways to treat prostate problems, but the effect occurs more than once and is not as effective as during medication.
The treatment of chronic prostatitis with traditional medicine has no side effects. The best recipes include treating prostatitis with chestnut shells and propolis.
To treat prostatitis with chestnut shells, hot water is required, which is poured into chestnut shells, after which they insist for a while and take the infusion as a tea.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis with propolis is a very popular method. Due to the rich composition of propolis, prostate problems can be cured already from the first symptoms of their manifestation. Special anal propolis suppositories that have antibacterial action are used for treatment.
You can also use a special propolis tincture, which has antibacterial action and removes the symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
For prostatitis treatment to be effective, you need to pay attention to the patient's diet. When treating chronic prostatitis, you should give up the wrong lifestyle, especially tobacco and alcohol.
A man should include more fruits, vegetables, berries, special teas (herbal tinctures), as well as fermented dairy products in his diet. Heavy foods should be abandoned: smoked foods, fatty foods, carbonated beverages, convenience foods, fast food.
To choose the right foods during treatment, you can consult a doctor who will suggest or prescribe a special diet.
Men need to undergo vitamin therapy (to drink a range of vitamins), as well as to enrich their body with essential trace elements.
As mentioned earlier, prostatitis develops more often in those people who follow 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 need to exercise in the morning, it can be both light exercises and active squats. The older a man gets, the more time he needs to devote to his health and sports. The fact is that the whole male reproductive system depends on the general state of male health and also on the normal hormonal background. And, as you know, sports are actively involved in the normal production of the hormone testosterone, which is the basis of male sexual health. Exercise activates all processes in the body and increases the production of the male hormone testosterone.
In the treatment of prostatitis, the psychological mood of a person is important. If a person is positive about the fact that there will be a recovery soon, then it will most likely happen. But if a person in his thoughts doubts his recovery, then usually the cure of any disease is delayed for a long time.
A man has to set himself up for good, he can also seek support from loved ones in such a difficult time. After all, any treatment is a small stress. Therefore, during the treatment of chronic prostatitis, it is important to have people nearby who will raise morale and believe in a quick cure for the disease.
A 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 attitude directly affects the health of his reproductive system. Effective treatment of prostatitis is possible only with a positive mood!
Predictions for the future after treatment of chronic prostatitis?
In most cases, chronic prostatitis responds well to treatment and has no negative consequences for a man's health.
Prostatitis develops slowly, so the main thing is not to start the development of the disease and in the first manifestations of the disease, you should consult a specialist.
Early stage prostatitis responds well to treatment. It should also be warned that prostatitis has the ability to aggravate problems with the genital area. Prostatitis is often the cause of a man losing sexual desire and desire. Men may not even be aware that they have inflammation of the prostate gland, deleting the short-term symptoms for fatigue or other reasons, so they delay treatment. Such an attitude towards health can have the most negative consequences. Therefore, try to have an ultrasound examination of the prostate gland 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. It is easier to prevent a disease than to deal with its consequences.