Prostatitis or chronic prostatitis is a fairly common and common urological disease. According to medical research, about 90% of men experience this unpleasant disease after the age of 35-45.
Who is in danger?
Men who lead unhealthy lifestyles are at risk: inactivity, being overweight, a sedentary lifestyle. The background of the disease is that in men who have an unhealthy lifestyle, the blood circulation in the pelvic region is disturbed. Blood stagnation then occurs in the reproductive system, leading to the development of prostatitis. During the development of prostatitis, the prostate gland also grows, increasing the level of urine that remains in the body and poisoning the health of men.
Types of diseases
Types of chronic prostatitis: bacterial and non-bacterial.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute)
It is a type of disease whose main cause is a bacterial infection. The disease and its symptoms always come as a surprise. This type of disease is very serious and requires a mandatory medical visit. In some cases, the patient is recommended for hospital treatment. This type of disease most often affects middle- and young men.
Bacterial prostatitis (chronic)
This type of disease is caused by bacterial microorganisms that are not as hostile as the acute form of the disease. Most often, the disease has no special symptoms, or the symptoms appear very slowly and for a long time.
Causes of chronic prostatitis
The main causes of the disease include bacteria that enter the prostate gland through the urine (through the urinary tract). Bacteria cause both chronic bacterial and acute bacterial prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis is not contagious and cannot be obtained through sexual contact. There are factors that increase the likelihood of developing the disease.
The development factors are:
- Problems with the development of the urinary system.
- Bladder catheterization.
- Early infection of the urogenital system.
- Symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
Every person experiences different symptoms of the disease, but its main manifestation has similar symptoms.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute) occurs with bright and acute symptoms, occurs suddenly, usually frightens a person, and goes to the clinic immediately.
Characteristics of acute prostatitis, symptoms:
- Pain while urinating.
- Fever (possible chills).
- Feeling full bladder even after emptying.
Chronic prostatitis has similar symptoms but is less acute than acute prostatitis.
Characteristics of chronic prostatitis, symptoms:
- Frequent urge to empty the bladder;
- Temporary pain in the testicles;
- pain in the bladder;
- Pain in the lumbar region (lower back);
- Pain during ejaculation;
- On palpation, pain and swelling of the prostate may occur.
Diagnosis of the disease: chronic prostatitis
An accurate diagnosis should be made by a physician qualified in the clinic to rule out other diseases of the urogenital system. It is common for different diseases of one body system to have similar symptoms, so do not engage in independent research and self-treatment, but seek medical attention immediately for the first symptoms.
Different test methods are used to make an accurate diagnosis. After all, prostatitis can present with symptoms similar to cystitis, adenoma, or urethritis.
During the test, the doctor examines the rectum using Vaseline-treated fingers (in medical gloves). This type of test is called a rectal test. The prostate is palpable through the wall of the rectum as it is in front of it (before the rectum). This method allows the doctor to determine if the prostate gland is enlarged and if the pain is present during the test.
If a man suffers from chronic prostatitis, palpation causes only temporary pain and minimal discomfort to the patient, which resolves very quickly.
Is an advanced form of chronic prostatitis dangerous?
In most cases, men ignore some of the symptoms of the disease, which aggravate the further development of inflammation of the prostate. Such "careless" treatment with 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 male libido (sexual desire). Problems with erectile function can also develop. diseases are very difficult to cure.
During prostatitis, normal secretion production slows down, so the sperm lose their activity. The most common consequences of advanced chronic prostatitis are a decrease in infertility and potency.
Effective treatment of prostatitis
Treatment methods depend on the form of the inflammation and the type of prostatitis.
When diagnosing bacterial prostatitis (acute), your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic for about two weeks. If the prostatitis is advanced, the patient may be hospitalized and given an intravenous injection.
If the patient has difficulty urinating, the doctor may order a catheter (urethra) to be attached. In many cases, bacterial prostatitis is treated in this way.
If the patient has chronic bacterial prostatitis, antibiotic treatment may last from one month to three months. This type of treatment is very effective, in many cases the patients recover completely.
If the disease or its symptoms return after treatment, your doctor may change your approach to treatment, such as taking other tablets or a prostate massage.
Effective treatment of chronic prostatitis is highly dependent on timely treatment in the clinic.
Men do not like prostate massage treatment because the whole process is very uncomfortable. It is worth noting that when choosing a good specialist, you can avoid unpleasant moments and feelings during prostate massage. Massage refers to methods that give tangible results almost immediately.
Prostate massage has many positive aspects, one of the main ones being that the massage increases the blood flow to the prostate. It also increases muscle tone, frees prostate ducts, reduces inflammation, is antibacterial in nature and enhances the effects of other treatments.
Massage therapy is an important need in chronic prostatitis!
Traditional medicine has a number of methods for treating prostate problems, but the effect occurs more than once and is not as effective as with medication.
There is no side effect of treating chronic prostatitis with conventional medicine. The best recipes include treating prostatitis with chestnut peel and propolis.
Treating prostatitis with chestnut shells requires hot water, which is poured into chestnut shells and then adheres to it a bit and takes the infusion like tea.
Propolis treatment of chronic prostatitis is a very popular method. Thanks to the rich composition of propolis, prostate problems can be cured from the first symptoms of their appearance. Special rectal propolis suppositories are used for the treatment, which have an antibacterial effect.
In addition, you can use a special propolis tincture that has an antibacterial effect and removes the symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
In order for the treatment of prostatitis to be effective, the patient's diet must be monitored. When treating chronic prostatitis, you need to quit bad lifestyles, especially smoking and alcohol.
A man should include more fruits, vegetables, berries, specialty tea (herbal tincture), and fermented dairy in his diet. Heavy foods should be omitted: smoked foods, fatty foods, carbonated drinks, ready meals, fast food.
To choose the right foods during treatment, consult a doctor who recommends or prescribes a special diet.
Men need to take vitamin therapy (drink a vitamin cure) and enrich their bodies with essential trace elements.
As mentioned earlier, prostatitis most commonly develops in people who live a sedentary and sedentary lifestyle. To maintain good health in men, you need to run or walk a lot. Running and walking improve blood circulation and the blood supply to the genitals. Such optimal physical activity has a beneficial effect on a person's health.
Men should work out in the morning, it can be easy exercises and active squats. The older a man is, the more time he should devote to his health and sports. The fact that the entire male reproductive system depends on the general health of men and their normal hormonal background. And, as you know, sports are actively involved in the normal production of the hormone testosterone, which is the foundation of male sexual health. Sport activates all processes in the body and increases the production of the male hormone testosterone.
The psychological mood of a person is important in the treatment of prostatitis. If a person is positive about the fact that healing is about to happen, it will most likely happen. But if a person has doubts about his or her recovery, the treatment of any illness is most often delayed for a long time.
A man has to be good, he can ask for support from his loved ones even during such a difficult time. After all, any treatment is a little stressful. Therefore, when treating chronic prostatitis, it is important to have people nearby who raise morale and believe in a rapid recovery from the disease.
The man should also try not to get nervous during the treatment, especially if the treatment does not give a quick result. As you know, a person’s psychological attitude directly affects the health of his reproductive system. Effective treatment of prostatitis is only possible in a positive mood!
Predictions for the future after the 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 developing the disease, and you should consult a specialist for the first manifestations of the disease.
It responds well to treatment in the early stages of prostatitis. It should also be warned that inflammation of the prostate can exacerbate genital problems. Prostatitis is often the reason a man loses sexual desire and desire. Men may not even know they have inflammation of the prostate, which describes short-term symptoms due to fatigue or other reasons, so they delay treatment. Such an attitude to health can have the most negative consequences. Therefore, try to have an ultrasound scan of your prostate gland at least once or twice a year.
In addition, men over the age of 40 need to see a doctor more often, not only to check the prostate gland but also other organs of the reproductive system. It is easier to prevent a disease than to treat its consequences.