Causes of Prostatitis in Young Men

Despite the fact that prostatitis is considered a disease that affects only men over the age of 40, it is quite often diagnosed in young people. What are the reasons for the development of urological disease in young people?

What is prostatitis

Prostatitis is a purely male disease, which is based on an inflammatory lesion of the prostate gland.

The disease can manifest itself in one of two forms: acute or chronic. The acute form is characterized by pronounced symptoms, and the chronic form is not so easy to diagnose, as its manifestations are less noticeable.

Prostatitis can cause serious complications in the form of complete loss of sexual desire or infertility.

It is extremely important to know the symptoms of prostatitis and seek help from a specialist in a timely manner.

healthy and inflamed prostate with prostatitis

The main signs of prostate inflammation include:

  • Painful urination.
  • Pain in the groin and lower abdomen.
  • Decreased desire and sexual potency.
  • Frequent need to urinate.
  • Increased body temperature, sweating.
  • Premature ejaculation.
  • Fast fatigue, general weakness.
groin pain with prostatitis

Causes of emergence after 20 years

The causes of the development of the inflammatory process in the prostate in young people are often associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and a negligent attitude to their health.

The most likely causes of prostatitis at a young age are unprotected intercourse or promiscuity. First of all, a variety of sexually transmitted infections are dangerous, which can be transmitted from a partner to a man.

Any disease that is unnoticed or ignored after some time necessarily causes complications in the prostate gland. The difficulty lies in the fact that some infectious diseases develop asymptomatically, so it is quite problematic to establish them.

The most harmful to men's health are the following infections:

  • Gonorrhea.
  • candidiasis.
  • Chlamydia.
  • candidiasis.
  • Syphilis.
  • Trichomoniasis.

After penetrating the body, the causative agents of these diseases gradually ascend along the urethra to the prostate. This leads to infectious prostatitis, which necessarily requires therapy. If the inflammation is not treated in time, it will enter a chronic phase.

Another common cause of prostatitis in men over the age of 20 is prolonged abstinence from sex and frequent overexcitation. Since a large number of sexual intercourse with different partners and the lack of sex can lead to inflammation of the prostate. Regular intimate life ensures normal blood circulation in the pelvic organs and protects against prostate congestion.

Sexual abstinence disrupts the organ's natural functions, which ultimately causes an inflammatory process.

Another common cause of the disease in young people is hypothermia. If you stay outdoors for a long time in windy and freezing weather, without dressing too warmly, the groin area starts to ache - this is how the body signals danger. Subsequently, severe hypothermia can lead to prostatitis.

Causes of emergence after 30 years

In general, inflammation of the prostate in men in their thirties is due to the same reasons as in younger people. Men are most at risk who:

  1. They lead an inactive lifestyle. Physical inactivity leads to blood retention in the pelvic area, which creates a favorable background for the development of inflammation.
  2. To abstain from sex for a long time;
  3. They suffer from chronic diseases of the urinary tract. Usually the provocateurs of prostatitis at a young age are cystitis and urolithiasis.
  4. Not protected with a condom.
  5. They do hard physical work. With excessive loads, the pressure in the peritoneum increases, thereby disrupting the process of blood flow to the pelvic organs.

Pathology can occur as a result of exposure to other factors:

  • Violation of the hormonal background. The lack of male hormones in the body does not have the best effect on the potency and ejaculation process.
  • The presence of diseases of the digestive system.
  • Groin injuries.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • The use of narcotic substances.
  • Deficiency of vitamins and microelements.
  • Irrational nutrition.
  • Violation of the musculoskeletal system. For men suffering from osteochondrosis, the risk of developing prostatitis increases significantly.
  • Fatigue.

Diagnosis and treatment

If you find the first symptoms of prostate inflammation, you should visit a urologist. The doctor performs a rectal exam and also probes the prostate to identify the inflammatory process.

Then the urologist prescribes additional diagnostic methods (tomography, necessary tests) and refers to other specialized doctors. As a rule, young men need to consult a venereologist to eliminate infectious diseases.

Treatment of the disease must be individualized and carried out comprehensively. The basis of therapy is the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Depending on the cause of the inflammation, antibiotics and antifungal agents are selected to fight the infection.

The specialist usually prescribes antibiotics:

  • Penicillins.
  • Cephalosporins.
  • group of macrolides.

Local treatment is also prescribed, which includes:

  1. Prostatic massage.
  2. Physiotherapy.
  3. Immunotherapy.