Inflammation in the prostate gland or chronic prostatitis is a fairly common and common urological ailment. According to medical research, about 90% of men after 35-45 years old are faced with this unpleasant disease.
Who is at risk?
At risk are those men who lead an unhealthy lifestyle: inactivity, overweight, sedentary lifestyle. The disease is associated with the fact that in men leading an unhealthy lifestyle, blood circulation (circulation) in the pelvic region is disturbed. Further, blood stagnation occurs in the reproductive system, which leads to the development of prostatitis. During the development of prostatitis, the prostate gland also enlarges, therefore, the level of urine increases, which is retained in the body and poisons men's health.
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 manifestation of the disease and its symptoms is always unexpected. This type of disease is very serious and requires an obligatory visit to a doctor. In some cases, the patient is offered hospitalization. Most often, this type of disease affects men of middle and young age.
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 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 causes of the development of the disease are bacteria that enter the prostate gland along with the urine (through the urinary canals). The 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 percentage of the possibility of developing this disease.
Development factors include:
- Problems with the development of the urinary system.
- Bladder catheterization.
- Early infection of the genitourinary system.
- Symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
Every man experiences various symptoms of the manifestation of the disease, but in its main manifestation there are similar symptoms.
Bacterial prostatitis (acute) manifests itself with bright and acute symptoms, occurs suddenly, as a rule, it scares the man, and he immediately goes to the clinic.
Acute prostatitis, characteristics of symptoms:
- Pain while urinating.
- Fever (chills possible).
- Feeling of full bladder even after emptying.
Chronic prostatitis has similar symptoms, but they are less severe than acute prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis, characteristics of symptoms:
- Frequent urge to empty the bladder;
- Temporary (intermittent) testicular pain;
- Bladder pain;
- Pain in the lumbar region (lower back);
- Pain during ejaculation;
- During the examination by palpation, pain may appear and the swelling of the prostate gland can be felt.
Diagnosis of the disease: chronic prostatitis
In order to exclude other diseases of the genitourinary system, an accurate diagnosis should be carried out by a qualified 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 immediately consult a doctor at the first symptoms.
In order to make an accurate diagnosis, there are different examination techniques. After all, prostatitis can manifest itself with symptoms that are similar to cystitis, adenoma or urethritis.
During the examination, the doctor examines the rectum with the help of fingers (wearing medical gloves) treated with petroleum jelly. This type of examination is called a rectal examination. 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 is manifested during examination.
If a man has chronic prostatitis, then a palpation examination will cause the patient only temporary pain and minimal discomfort, which will go away very quickly.
Is the neglected form of chronic prostatitis dangerous?
In most cases, men ignore some of the symptoms of the manifestation of the disease, and this aggravates the further development of inflammation of the prostate gland. Such a "negligent" appeal to one's health can lead to the fact that the normal production of hormones in the male body decreases, and problems with hormonal levels can lead to the fact that a man's libido (libido) decreases. It is also possible to develop problems of erectile function. Together, these diseases are very difficult to treat.
During inflammation of the prostate gland, the normal production of secretions slows down, and therefore the sperm lose their activity. Most often, the consequences of advanced chronic prostatitis are infertility and decreased potency.
Effective treatment of prostatitis
Treatment methods depend on the form of inflammation and the type of prostatitis.
During the 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 using different pills or massage the prostate.
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 when choosing a good specialist, you can avoid all the unpleasant moments and sensations during prostate massage. Massage is one of those methods that give tangible results almost immediately.
There are many positive aspects to prostate massage, one of the main ones being that massage increases blood flow to the prostate gland. It also increases muscle tone, releases the ducts of the prostate gland, reduces inflammation, is antibacterial and enhances the effect of other treatments.
With chronic prostatitis, massage treatment is an important necessity!
Traditional medicine includes many ways to treat problems with the prostate gland, but the effect does not come immediately and is not as effective as during treatment with medications.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis with traditional medicine methods has no side effects. The best recipes include treating prostatitis with chestnut shells and propolis.
For the treatment of prostatitis, chestnut shells will require hot water, which is poured into chestnut shells, after which they insist a little and take the infusion, like tea.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis with propolis is a very popular method. Thanks to the rich composition of propolis, prostate problems can be cured even at the first symptoms of their manifestation. For treatment, special rectal propolis suppositories are used, which have an antibacterial effect.
Also, you can use a special propolis tincture, which has an antibacterial effect and removes the symptoms of chronic prostatitis.
In order for the treatment of prostatitis to be effective, you should pay attention to the patient's diet. During the treatment of chronic prostatitis, you should abandon the wrong way of life, especially tobacco and alcohol.
A man should include in his diet more fruits, vegetables, berries, special teas (herbal tinctures), as well as fermented milk products. Heavy foods should be avoided: smoked foods, fatty foods, carbonated drinks, convenience foods, fast food.
In order 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. In order to maintain good male health, you should jog or walk a lot. Running and walking improves circulation and blood flow to the genitals. Such optimal physical activity will have a beneficial effect on the health of a man.
Men should do exercises in the morning, it can be both light exercises and active squats. The older a man gets, the more he needs to devote time to his health and sports. The fact is that the entire male reproductive system depends on the general state of male health and also on the normal hormonal background. And, as you know, sport takes an active part 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.
When treating prostatitis, the psychological mood of a person is important. If a person is positive about the fact that soon there will be a recovery, then, most likely, this will happen. But if a person in his thoughts doubts his recovery, then most often the treatment of any disease is delayed for a long time.
A man should set himself up for good, he can also ask for support from loved ones, in such a difficult period. After all, any treatment is a little stress. Therefore, during the treatment of chronic prostatitis, it is important that there are those people nearby who will raise their 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, the psychological mood of a man directly affects the health of his reproductive system. Effective treatment of prostatitis is possible only with a positive mood!
Predictions for the future after chronic prostatitis treatment
In most cases, chronic prostatitis responds well to treatment and has no negative health consequences for men.
Prostatitis develops slowly, so the main thing is not to start the development of the disease, and at the first manifestations 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 problems with the genital area. Often, prostatitis causes a man to lose his sexual desire and desire. Men may not even be aware of the presence of inflammation of the prostate gland, attributing short-term symptoms to fatigue or other reasons, so they postpone treatment. This attitude towards your 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 after 40 years should visit a doctor more often, check not only the prostate gland, but also other organs of the reproductive system. Preventing a disease is easier than treating its consequences.