Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate gland, one of the most common diseases in men. From 30 to 85% of men over 25 years old suffer from this disease. Fortunately, modern methods can effectively treat prostatitis.
The prostate or prostate gland, figuratively called the “second heart of a man,” looks like a flattened mandarin about 3-4 cm in diameter. On the one hand, it produces substances that contribute to the normal maturation of sperm and the maintenance of sperm activity, on the other hand, it is involved in testosterone exchange, ensuring normal functioning mechanism of erection. The smooth muscle fibers of the capsule of the prostate and seminal vesicles, contracting, contribute to the release of seminal fluid into the urethra – the actual process of ejaculation (ejaculation).
Currently, acute and chronic prostatitis is distinguished in terms of duration. According to the etiological (causal) factor, the simplest classification is the isolation of abacterial (non-bacterial), specific and non-specific bacterial prostatitis, as well as prostatitis of viral etiology.
Factors contributing to the development of prostatitis
Decreased body defenses, hormonal disorders, venereal diseases, unhealed foci of infection, from which microbes penetrate the prostate gland and contribute to the development of inflammation.
The risk of prostatitis as a result of reduced immunity is higher in frequently ill people, against the background of nervous overloads, chronic stress, smoking and alcohol. All of these factors either facilitate the pathway of infection to the prostate gland, or lead to a deterioration in the blood supply to the pelvic organs, congestive processes that promote the reproduction of microorganisms and the development of the inflammatory process.
Symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis
Discomfort and pain in the perineum, pronounced urination disorders, such as increased frequency, decreased potency and pain during ejaculation, may increase the temperature to subfebrile numbers (37-38), malaise, sweating. The positive results of urine tests for microorganisms and a loose, enlarged and painful prostate gland during rectal examination are characteristic. It should be noted that patients often have stones in the prostate gland, which may contain bacteria and subsequently cause recurrent infections.
Symptoms of chronic prostatitis
characterized by persistent bacterial infection and the presence of inflammatory cells in the prostate gland secret, despite repeated courses of long-term antibiotic therapy. Such patients for a long time are often disturbed only by discomfort and moderately pronounced difficulty urinating. Only a qualified urologist can figure this out. It should be noted that in the neglected form of prostatitis can lead to serious complications that create a lot of problems not only for the man himself, but for his whole family.
What is dangerous prostatitis?
Unfortunately, with prostatitis, not only does libido decrease (sexual desire), but the erectile function itself is also impaired. The saddest thing is that in about 40% of cases, one or another form of infertility may threaten the patient, since the prostate is no longer able to adequately produce enough quality secrets to ensure sperm motility in sufficient quantities. Hence it is so important to diagnose prostatitis at the earliest stages of development. And the success of the treatment really depends on it.
Prostatitis and its treatment.
This is a complex, multifunctional process. After the necessary examination, the doctor selects an individual program, including antibacterial therapy, herbal medicine, immunomodulators, physical therapy, and preventive measures. It is absolutely certain that only a complex of these events can be marked by the desired effect. Unfortunately, one cannot afford to neglect any of the described methods of treatment.
All over the world, men pay no less attention to their health than women. Every man, after 25 years, at least once a year, as a preventive measure, should visit a specialist doctor and undergo the necessary examination, and if necessary, start treatment for prostatitis. If you have any health problems, do not postpone your visit to a specialist doctor “for later”. Prostatitis is treated successfully when treatment is started on time.
We strongly recommend that patients who have undergone treatment should exclude alcohol and tobacco use for a period of 2-6 months after treatment, maintain a mobile lifestyle (it’s enough to walk 2-3 km a day to remove the negative effects of physical activity), play sports, fresh air, protect yourself from stressful situations and, most importantly, have a regular sex life. Moreover, normal sex life is beneficial for the proper functioning of the prostate gland. And vice versa: if the spouses have intimate contact sometimes with small intervals, then with a break lasting weeks and even months, this aggravates the course of prostatitis. Patients who have undergone prostatitis should be under the supervision of a urologist for another two years. Every six months, in spring and autumn, it is necessary to undergo ultrasound diagnostics in order to avoid recurrence and exacerbation of the disease.
From prostatitis do not die, but he can spoil life badly. Remember, prostatitis is treated! It is necessary to treat prostatitis, because the disease can affect not only you, but also your girlfriends, create serious problems with the conception of a child.