Symptoms and treatment of prostatitis in men

The first signs and symptoms of prostatitis in men

Prostatitis is a terrible disease of the male genitalia that often affects young men under the age of forty. Symptoms - decreased libido, difficulty urinating, pain in the groin - can be very painful, however, men are not in a hurry to see a doctor.

The reason for this is the lack of information about this disease, there are many myths and prejudices about it.

However, the symptoms of prostatitis worsen over time, so it is necessary to consult a qualified urologist at the first signs of prostatitis.

Causes of prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Doctors classify the acute and chronic stages of the disease. If the former is not treated, the inflammation quickly turns into a chronic form and is fraught with many complications such as sexual dysfunction and even the development of a malignant tumor of the prostate.

What are the causes?

Just a few of them:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases. Often men are unknowingly carriers of this or that infection, because the disease is completely asymptomatic. But this picture is very misleading. As the immune system malfunctions, for example, under the influence of a stressful situation, it stimulates the development of prostatitis. The most common causes of the disease are herpes virus, Candida fungus, Escherichia coli and others.
  • Untreated bladder infections. In this case, the infection easily spreads to the nearby prostate gland.
  • Blood stasis in the pelvic region. A sedentary lifestyle, irregular sex life can cause it. In this case, the so-called non-bacterial prostatitis occurs.
  • Constant hypothermia, stress, the presence of infectious foci in the body, including decayed teeth.
  • Prostatitis can develop as a complication after severe infectious diseases - influenza, tonsillitis and others.

The main symptoms of prostatitis

The most common symptoms of this disease, regardless of the cause, are:

  • reduced power;
  • pain and difficulty urinating;
  • Pain of varying severity in the groin and genitals.

Symptoms of Acute Bacterial Prostatitis

As mentioned above, the first stage of bacterial prostatitis is acute, does not last more than 3-5 days, and then gradually becomes chronic.

It is very important not to miss the first signs of the disease:

  • Pain in the groin and scrotum;
  • Acute pain during urination;
  • Pain in the eyes after contact;
  • Deterioration of erection, shortening of intercourse.

A few days after the first symptoms appear, the pain subsides and men give the false impression that the threat has passed. However, this indicates that prostatitis is slowly but surely becoming a chronic form.

This course of the disease is characterized by:

  • Alternative remission and exacerbation of prostatitis;
  • The above symptoms of the disease are accompanied by difficulty urinating, frequent urination, a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder.

During the exacerbation of chronic bacterial prostatitis, patients suffer from symptoms as well as acute forms.

Even seemingly harmless factors can trigger it:

  • Hypothermia;
  • Cold;
  • An erection without understanding;
  • Avitaminosis;
  • Stress and overwork;
  • sedentary lifestyle;
  • constipation;
  • Irregular sex life;
  • Smoking and alcohol abuse.

Symptoms of non-bacterial prostatitis

This disease is commonly called stagnant prostatitis. This is the most dangerous and most common type of pathology. Its development is directly related to the lifestyle of a modern man.

Medical researchers compare chronic congestive prostatitis to dangerous diseases such as tuberculosis or cancer in terms of harmfulness and prevalence, because the advanced form is a direct route to oncological damage to the prostate gland.

This form of the disease can be discussed when inflammation of the prostate is caused not by any microorganisms, but by other factors - prolonged lack of sexual intercourse, sedentary lifestyle, regular stressful situations.

This result can be obtained from the results of bacteriological studies showing the absence of pathogenic microorganisms.

The symptoms of this form of the disease are slightly different from bacterial:

  • Patients complain of periodic or persistent dull pain in the pelvic region, lower abdomen, groin and genitals;
  • Sexual dysfunction and urinary problems;
  • Patients' mental state

Symptoms of chronic asymptomatic prostatitis

This is a latent form of the disease. As the name suggests, it is asymptomatic, ie there is an inflammatory process in the prostate, but it does not affect the patient's condition in any way.

Some medical researchers consider this pathological form as a normal age change that occurs only due to the blood supply to the normal organ in the prostate gland.

This disease is often found in a patient by chance, for example, during abdominal surgery associated with a completely different diagnosis.

You need to know the causes to prevent prostatitis.

Thus, the main measures to prevent prostatitis:

  1. The main measures to prevent prostatitis, as mentioned many times, even if you have a regular sex life, you should avoid casual sex or be sure to use barrier contraception. This measure is mandatory because about 30% of prostatitis is associated with sexually transmitted diseases. An alternative to sex - masturbation is also welcomed by urologists, because a full-fledged sexual intercourse helps to improve the blood supply to the prostate gland.
  2. Physical activity, active lifestyle. Physical education and sports are useful as a general strengthening measure, but it is worth paying attention to exercises that improve blood circulation in the pelvic region. These include running, ice skating, skiing, etc.
  3. Regular preventive examinations by a urologist or andrologist, at least once a year.
  4. Timely treatment of foci of infection in the body, such as oral hygiene.

Diagnosis of prostatitis - complex and multifaceted

The diagnosis of prostatitis is primarily associated with determining the cause of the disease, covering the following stages:

  1. To clarify the picture of the disease, it is important to question the patient, who should describe in detail his complaints - the localization of certain feelings, duration, after the onset of events with manifestations. Also, at the reception, the doctor carefully examines the patient's medical records of previous illnesses, tests and examinations. The urologist clarifies the patient's information about sex and the presence of sexually transmitted diseases.
  2. Examination of the stain and itching of the urethra. An increase in the number of leukocytes in the stain and the presence of pathological microflora in the scalp will indicate the presence of infection.
  3. General urinalysis. Helps to determine the presence of infection, the presence of which is indicated by an increasing number of leukocytes (more than 5).
  4. discharge analysis. It is performed to confirm the diagnosis of non-bacterial prostatitis.
  5. Ultrasound examination of the prostate. Allows you to see the picture of the disease to the maximum. It is performed to clarify the diagnosis for both acute and chronic inflammation of the prostate, which is suspected of cancer.

Pain and decreased strength - as the first signs of prostatitis

Doctors often have to deal with an already advanced form of the disease, because most men either have the first alarm - pain in the groin and a decrease in libido, or the disease itself is asymptomatic for some time.

These are the features of the male anatomy - blood circulation in the prostate is difficult, it is a "maturing ground" for the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms, a sedentary lifestyle significantly aggravates this problem. For this reason, the reason for the widespread spread of prostatitis among truck drivers and office workers is known.

In one way or another, up to 50% of the world's male population has experienced some form of prostatitis. Therefore, it is very important to know the first signs of the disease and consult a doctor in a timely manner. After all, the treatment of an advanced form of the disease is expensive and time consuming.

Treatment that brings the patient back to full life

Of course, getting rid of early prostatitis is easier than an advanced disease. However, it is the most common chronic form that doctors encounter and usually requires a long and complex treatment.

But in any case, you must first determine the root cause of the pathology - blood stasis and (or) an inflammatory process in the prostate.

Thus, the complex treatment of prostatitis includes:

  • Inflammatory processes are treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. In addition, the drug is prescribed both in tablet form and in the form of rectal suppositories. In the complex, infusions of herbs (chamomile, calendula) applied in the form of microclysters help well.
  • However, the treatment of prostatitis should not be limited to medication, but should focus on restoring blood circulation in the prostate area, and this involves a combination of physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise. Such measures help to better absorb antibacterial drugs, as they improve the blood supply to the prostate gland. Doctors are often prescribed for prostatitis: electrophoresis, laser therapy, magnetotherapy;
  • Prostate massage. This procedure is useful and effective, but should not be performed at home without consulting a doctor, as it has many contraindications, including the acute phase of the disease.

In summary, the treatment and prevention of prostatitis depends on the desires and activities of men. Elementary morning exercises, regular preventive examinations by a urologist, a balanced diet - this is the key to male strength and longevity!