Prostatitis is a very common condition. And often men ask urologists the question "Can prostatitis be cured? "
The first signs of prostatitis are rarely taken seriously by men. They are meek, and members of the stronger sex often prefer not to pay attention to them. Frivolity in relation to one's health can lead to many undesirable consequences. To avoid this, it is important for men to carefully monitor their health, and in adulthood, after 25 years, it is imperative to take preventive measures that help prevent the development of prostatitis.
It is important to be aware of the first symptoms of the disease, listen to your body and, at the slightest change, immediately make an appointment with a doctor. This disease will not go away on its own, and delaying a consultation with a specialized specialist can only aggravate the problem. With prostatitis, a man begins to experience problems when urinating. Many have impaired erectile function and decreased libido. If you do not use the services of an experienced doctor, then in almost half of the cases you can get one of the forms of infertility.
If the prostate gland is unable to produce the required amount of secretion, this will lead to impaired sperm motility. The symptoms described below don't just occur with prostatitis. They can accompany adenoma or cancer. Therefore, it is important to undergo a comprehensive examination, after which an accurate diagnosis will be made by a specialized doctor and an individual treatment regimen will be developed.
What are the first signs of prostatitis?
The forms of prostatitis can be different, but the symptoms in men are the same.
So, with a disease, the following main changes occur in the body:
- due to squeezing of the urinary canal, urination becomes difficult;
- in the process of urination, a burning sensation, pain may be felt;
- reduced power;
- accelerated ejaculation;
- erectile dysfunction;
- weakening of orgasm.
All of these symptoms cause anxiety and general psychological depression in men. This is due to concerns about problems in the genitourinary system. It is important when any of the symptoms appear, even with its mild form, to make an appointment with a doctor immediately. The stress that a man experiences due to health problems is an additional factor that weakens the body. This greatly complicates the treatment, which causes a progressive state of depression.
Many men who are confronted with the disease find themselves in a kind of vicious circle, from which they cannot get out on their own. Therefore, along with traditional therapy, doctors prescribe antidepressants, which can help the treatment process on a mental level and speed up recovery.
What is prostatitis?
This disease is an inflammation of the prostate gland. This organ is also called the prostate. For the male reproductive organs, this gland is a minor part. It is located around and above the bladder neck. The location around the urinary tube is responsible for many of the unpleasant symptoms of the disease. If inflammation occurs, the gland increases in size and begins to compress the urinary tract. This causes the difficulty men have when urinating.
The main causes of prostatitis are the following:
- with high weight and a sedentary lifestyle, there is a violation of blood circulation in the pelvic organs, which can lead to inflammation of the prostate;
- the penetration of infection into the organ leads to its inflammation; most often, prostatitis can cause genitourinary infections, less often - flu, tonsillitis, etc. ;
- penetration of bacteria into the prostate due to unprotected intercourse;
- injury to the tissues and organs of the small pelvis (this disease is considered professional for drivers whose work schedule is associated with an increase in the load on the muscles of the perineum, as well as vibrations and tremors);
- low physical activity and frequent hypothermia can lead to inflammation of the prostate;
- failure of hormonal balance and chronic diseases of the genitourinary system;
- irregular sex life;
- delay in urination;
- interrupted sexual intercourse.
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, your nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems are severely affected. The disturbance in the circulation of the arteries of the small pelvis causes the occurrence of congestion. The prostate begins to experience oxygen starvation, which creates conditions for the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms in it. Such factors cannot become the main cause of prostatitis, but create favorable conditions for the penetration of infection into the prostate gland.
Often the causes of secondary prostate infection are inflammation of the rectum or urethra. Infection is ascending and descending. In the first case, the microbes ascend to the prostate gland from the external urethral opening. In the second, they enter the prostate along with the infected urine stream.
Bad habits, a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet - all this has a negative impact on the state of the immune system. If the body's defenses are weakened, it becomes very vulnerable to infections and bacteria, which cause inflammation of the prostate gland.
Is it possible to cure prostatitis on your own?
Self-medication is something that in no case should be used when symptoms of prostatitis appear. Without modern diagnostic equipment and laboratory tests, it is not possible to make a diagnosis. Only a urologist will be able to reliably assess the clinical picture. Self-medication not only will not bring the desired result, but can also aggravate the situation.
It is important to remember that the symptoms described above can also be observed with adenoma and oncology. Therefore, diagnosis is also needed to rule out these dangerous diseases. It is important to visit a doctor in a timely manner and undergo treatment following his recommendations. Only this approach will allow you to get rid of the problem and avoid its dangerous health consequences.
It is important to monitor and take care of your health. Doctors are always ready to help, it is only important to make an appointment and get advice. Modern medicine has methods of treating the inflammatory process in the prostate gland. The sooner you seek qualified help, the faster your recovery will be.
Prostatitis is treated in a complex way with the help of various drugs. The treatment regimen is selected individually, depending on the clinical picture and age. Therefore, one cannot do without contacting a medical center, and one cannot talk about folk methods, as well as about self-medication.
Types of prostatitis
To begin with, it should be understood that the disease can manifest itself in two forms - acute and chronic. In the first case, a general malaise is possible, an increase in temperature. Patients begin to feel pronounced pain in the perineum and groin area. The sensation can be increased with bowel movements and urination.
There is irritability and increased excitability. This is due to the frequent need to use the bathroom and the lack of adequate relief, as the bladder is not completely emptied.
The chronic form of the disease proceeds without pronounced symptoms. Many patients do not pay attention to the existing slight discomfort, do not rush to consult a doctor. Both forms of the disease are characterized by completely different approaches to treatment.
Many men, feeling their health deteriorate, do not want to admit it to themselves and turn to their doctors when the problem becomes serious and pronounced. In the chronic stage of the disease, the pain is not severe and disappears rather quickly. Fatigue occurs in any case against the background of a weakening of the body, but many attribute it to a lack of rest. It is important to undergo preventive examinations annually, during which specialists will be able to identify a dangerous disease in the early stages. This will allow you to start treatment immediately.
In the chronic form, changes in sexual life occur, the brightness of emotions during sex decreases, and the time of sexual intercourse is reduced. White flakes appear in the urine that can be seen with the naked eye. Discharge from the urethra is possible in the morning.
If the acute stage of the disease is easy to defeat for modern medicine, the treatment of the chronic form can be significantly delayed. When the treatment is started in a timely manner, the disease will not lead to serious consequences in sexual life.
How long is prostatitis treated?
Most men are interested in the question of the duration of treatment. However, it is impossible to predict in advance. It all depends on the clinical picture, the timeliness of treatment and the individual characteristics of the organism. If you strictly follow all the recommendations of the present specialist, you can cope with the problem and return to normal life. In no case is it important to self-medicate and immediately seek qualified help. Symptoms of the acute form can be relieved in a short time, removing pain and discomfort.
Where does prostatitis hurt?
As already mentioned, with this inflammatory process in the male body, pain occurs in the perineum and groin. Additionally, patients may experience a burning sensation in the urethra and lower back. When having a bowel movement and passing urine, these sensations can be greatly enhanced. In any case, the diagnosis can only be made by a specialized specialist. Any symptom is just a reason for assuming any disease. Without a complete diagnosis, no specialist will take responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment.
Who treats prostatitis?
The treatment of this complex common disease is carried out by urologists. Urologists have modern techniques that allow you to accurately diagnose the disease and prescribe effective treatment. Depending on the causes of the inflammation of the prostate. In accordance with the changes that occur in the course of treatment, the originally prescribed regimen can be modified.
How to define prostatitis?
It is impossible to independently determine prostatitis. If the above symptoms occur, the disease can only be suspected. It is important to consult a doctor immediately. In accordance with the existing symptoms, the doctor will prescribe a number of studies, the results of which will help him establish an accurate picture and come to the only correct conclusion about the presence of a certain disease.
To make an accurate diagnosis in modern medicine, the following types of diagnostic studies are used:
- palpation - a physical examination that provides the opportunity to determine the size of the gland;
- ultrasound examination, which is performed transrectally through the rectum using a special sensor;
- a smear from the urethra, which allows you to examine the secretion of the gland, to determine the presence of bacteria;
- general urine analysis;
- ejaculation research;
- determining the level of a special protein produced by prostate cells called PSA;
- bacteriological and cytological examination of urine;
- cystoscopy - a diagnosis that is used solely for medical reasons and is used if surgery is planned;
- urodynamic examination, etc.
Of course, not all types of diagnostics are used at the same time. Urologists prescribe several of those listed, depending on the clinical picture. In any case, the attending physician must establish the picture of what is happening as reliably as possible. Only after collecting the medical history and conducting the tests will he have the necessary data to prescribe an effective treatment and help the patient to defeat a dangerous ailment.
The above list of diagnostic methods can be not only reduced, but also increased. It all depends on the needs of the doctor and the suspicions he has as a result of the symptoms in progress. There are many treatments for prostate inflammation today. All of them are suitable for a certain clinical picture and, with the right choice, they are effective.
It is important to consult an experienced urologist working at a medical center who can provide a full range of diagnostic tests. This is due not only to the comfort for patients, but also to the speed of information transfer and the consistency of the team's work. Among the drugs widely used in the treatment of the inflammatory process in the prostate gland, painkillers, antibiotics, necessary for the bacterial form of the disease can be identified. In addition, drugs are used that can reduce prostate edema and many others.
Only the complex therapy proposed by the attending physician will allow you to achieve the desired result and avoid a number of complications. Contact modern medical centers, monitor your health with special attention, do not forget the importance of preventive examinations. This is the only way to maintain health for many years and prevent the development of various diseases.