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, and it occurs equally in both young and older men.
The insidious thing about chronic prostatitis is that in most cases the disease is almost asymptomatic.
A bit of anatomy. . .
The prostate is a male gland with a volume of 20-30 ml, which acts as a barrier against the penetration of infections into the organs of 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 a fluid that ensures high sperm motility.
Definition of prostatitis
The inflammation of the gland is nothing more than prostatitis. It increases in size, over time, due to constant inflammation, scar tissue forms. What can cause inflammation? Then consider another question now. . .
How to know what is sick?
Each organism is unique and the signs of the manifestation of the disease may be different, but long-term observations of patients with chronic prostatitis have allowed doctors to identify the most common common symptoms: pain in the groin, immediately after ejaculation ; urination, accompanied by pain, heaviness in the lower abdomen, orgasm is not expressed, it is erased.
Why is this happening?
The prostate becomes inflamed and any contraction causes discomfort. All this picture is complemented by: rapid fatigue, sleep disorders and, as a result, irritability.
Because I have?
Analyze your life, maybe it was, or is the following:
- Sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, trichomoniasis. Or pathogens: staphylococcus aureus, E. coli.
- Perhaps 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 stagnant processes in the prostate gland).
- Acute chronic diseases that reduce immunity.
- Power supply errors. Many experts agree that malnutrition is also an indirect cause of chronic prostatitis.
- Bad habits: alcohol and tobacco.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, be sure to see a doctor. In no case do not self-medicate, following the magical advice described on the Internet.
Before choosing a urologist, look at the reviews of the people they have helped, not their badges. Read in the forums the advice of those who are being treated, in relation to a particular clinic.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis
First, the doctor takes your medical history. It is very important here, without hiding the details, to describe what happened to you when the first symptoms of the disease appeared.
Also, to make a correct diagnosis and determine your type of prostate disease, the doctor will prescribe a comprehensive examination.
There are four types of prostatitis:
- Bacterial: very rare, possibly not treated acutely.
- An inflammatory bacterial with an infectious pathogen.
- Abacterial without inflammation.
- Asymptomatic - no symptoms.
The doctor will prescribe a comprehensive 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 the investigation, the doctor will prescribe an effective treatment for chronic prostatitis.
The road is long and here it is important to understand that success in treatment does not depend only on medication and prescribed procedures. Success largely depends on your lifestyle.
Are you ready to change your life? Regular exercise, running, walking for older men. Make sure you sleep. Healthy food. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol.
Modern technologies for the treatment of chronic prostatitis.
In the courtyard of the XXI century and medicine does not stand still. There are new drugs, as well as new painless hardware treatment methods, which have proven themselves in clinical trials.
From hardware treatment, laser therapy is now widespread. Acting directly on the inflamed tissue, the laser restores blood circulation, gradually removing scar tissue.
Side effects are practically not found, but there are a number of contraindications, such as: heart disease, epilepsy, diabetes and some more.
Transurethral wave therapy has also proven effective. The bipolar source directs thermal energy to the affected area, allowing selective heating and destruction only of rapidly growing gland cells, while surrounding tissues are not damaged.
The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation and eliminate infection from the prostate.
Pros: painless, no anesthesia, one-time procedure. Side effects were not observed.
Another painless treatment for chronic prostatitis is ultrasound. Gives a positive dynamics in the work of the gland, reduces scar tissue, promotes tissue regeneration.
But, we must remember: in order to achieve a good effect in treatment, it is necessary to alternate medication and hardware treatment. A positive dynamic is also observed with the alternation of various courses of hardware for the treatment of prostatitis.
Panacea or hoax?
Now the Internet has many miracle drugs and miracle devices for the treatment of chronic prostatitis.
Distrust advertising, and even more self-medicate.
At best, this will end in a loss of money for you; at worst, it will delay your recovery or even make it impossible.
Is it possible to recover completely?
There is no clear answer here. . .
Some of the doctors promise a complete cure, others say that it is only possible to improve the quality of life.
It's all up to you, at the first signs you notice - do not pull, go through the studio.
Even if nothing bothers you, doctors recommend a complete exam once a year.
If the diagnosis is made, remember: this is not a sentence. And a positive result in treatment is possible if you want it yourself, following the prescriptions of doctors and leading the right lifestyle.