Chronic prostatitis - the scourge of modern men or a disease they prefer not to notice?
According to statistics, this is the most common disease of the male reproductive system, occurring equally in young people and older men.
The insidiousness of chronic prostatitis is that in most cases the disease is almost asymptomatic.
A little anatomy. . .
The prostate is a male gland with a volume of 20-30 ml, which acts as a barrier against the penetration of infections in the genitourinary system due to the production of antibacterial substances. A kind of small valve that prevents sperm from entering the bladder and also produces fluid that provides high sperm motility.
Definition of prostatitis
Inflammation of the gland is nothing but prostatitis. It increases in size, over time, due to constant inflammation, scar tissue is formed. What can cause inflammation, consider below, now another question. . .
How do we know what is sick?
Each organism is unique and the signs of the disease may be different, but long-term observations of patients with chronic prostatitis have allowed doctors to identify the most common symptoms: groin pain immediately after ejaculation; urination accompanied by pain, heaviness in the lower abdomen, orgasm is not pronounced, deleted.
Why is this happening?
The prostate is inflamed and any contraction causes discomfort. This whole picture is complemented by: rapid fatigue, sleep disturbance and, as a result, irritability.
Why do I have?
Analyze your life, maybe it was, or it is the following:
- Sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, trichomoniasis. Or pathogens: staphylococcus aureus, E. coli.
- Maybe you are an office worker and lead a sedentary lifestyle.
- Or your life is a constant stress.
- Irregular sexual life or its complete absence (leads to stagnation of processes in the prostate gland).
- Acute chronic diseases that reduce immunity.
- Power errors. Many experts agree that malnutrition is also an indirect cause of chronic prostatitis.
- Bad habits: alcohol and smoking.
What to do?
If you get any of the above symptoms, be sure to consult a doctor. In no case do not treat yourself by following the magic tips described on the Internet.
Before choosing a urologist, look at the reviews of the people he has helped, not his regalia. Read in the forums the advice of the patients in connection with a specific clinic.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis
First, the doctor takes your medical history. Here it is very important, without hiding the details, to describe what happened to you at the first symptoms of the disease.
Also, in order to make a correct diagnosis and determine the type of prostate disease, the doctor will prescribe a comprehensive examination.
There are four types of prostatitis:
- Bacterial - very rare, probably untreated acute.
- Abacterial inflammatory with an infectious pathogen.
- Abacterial without inflammation.
- Asymptomatic - no symptoms.
The doctor will prescribe a complete examination. This includes blood and urine tests, various smears, a palpable examination by a doctor to determine the size of the prostate, an ultrasound examination.
Based on the characteristics of your body and the results of tests, your doctor will prescribe effective treatment for chronic prostatitis.
The road is long and it is important to understand that the success of treatment depends not only on drugs and prescribed procedures. Success largely depends on your lifestyle.
Are you ready to change your life? Regular exercise, running, walking for older men. Don't forget to sleep. Healthy food. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol.
Modern technologies for the treatment of chronic prostatitis
In the court of the twenty-first century, medicine does not stand still. There are new drugs, as well as new methods of painless hardware treatment, which have been well proven in clinical trials.
From hardware treatment, laser therapy is now widespread. By acting directly on the inflamed tissue, the laser restores blood circulation, gradually removing scars.
Side effects are practically undetectable, but there are a number of contraindications, such as: heart disease, epilepsy, diabetes and some others.
Transurethral wave treatment has also been shown to be effective. The bipolar source directs heat energy to the affected area, allowing selective heating and destruction of only fast-growing glandular cells without damaging the surrounding tissues.
The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation and eliminate prostate infection.
Pros: painless, no anesthesia, single procedure. No side effects were observed.
Another painless treatment for chronic prostatitis is ultrasound. Gives positive dynamics in the work of the gland, reduces scar tissue, promotes tissue regeneration.
But we must remember: to achieve a good effect in the treatment, you need to alternate medication and hardware treatment. Positive dynamics is also observed in the alternation of several hardware courses for the treatment of prostatitis.
Panacea or deception?
There are now many miracle drugs and miracle devices on the Internet for the treatment of chronic prostatitis.
Do not trust advertising and self-medicate even more.
At best, this will result in a loss of money for you, at worst it will slow down your recovery or even make it impossible.
Is it possible to fully recover?
There is no clear answer here. . .
Some doctors promise a complete cure, others say it is only possible to improve the quality of life.
It all depends on you, at the first signs you notice - do not pull, go through the study.
Even if nothing worries you, doctors recommend a full examination once a year.
If the diagnosis is made, remember - this is not a sentence. And a positive result from the treatment is possible if you want it yourself, following the prescriptions of doctors and leading the right lifestyle.