Prostatitis is a very common condition. And men often ask urologists: "Can prostatitis be cured? "
Men rarely take the first signs of prostatitis seriously. They are mild and members of the stronger sex often prefer not to pay attention to them. Frivolity in relation to one's health can have many undesirable consequences. To prevent this, it is important for men to carefully monitor their own health, and in adulthood, after the age of 25, it is imperative to take preventive measures that will help prevent the development of prostatitis.
It is important to be aware of the first symptoms of the disease, listen to your own body and, in the face of the slightest changes, make an appointment with a doctor immediately. 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 have problems urinating. Many have impaired erectile function and decreased libido. If he does not use the services of an experienced doctor, in almost half of the cases he can contract one of the forms of infertility.
If the prostate gland cannot produce the required amount of secretion, this will lead to poor sperm motility. The symptoms described below do not only occur with prostatitis. They can accompany adenoma or cancer. Therefore, it is important to undergo a full examination, after which a specialized doctor will make an accurate diagnosis 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 compression of the urinary canal, urination becomes difficult;
- in the process of urinating, a burning sensation, pain can be felt;
- decreased power;
- accelerated ejaculation;
- erectile dysfunction;
- weakening of orgasm.
All of these symptoms cause generalized psychological depression and anxiety in men. This is due to concerns about problems in the genitourinary system. When any of the symptoms appear, even in their mild form, it is important 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 becomes the cause of a progressive state of depression.
Many men who cope with the disease find themselves in a kind of vicious cycle that they cannot get out of 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 found around and above the neck of the bladder. 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 makes it difficult for men to urinate.
The main causes of prostatitis are the following:
- with heavy weight and a sedentary lifestyle, there is a violation of blood circulation in the pelvic organs, which can lead to inflammation of the prostate;
- penetration of the infection into the organ leads to its inflammation; most of the time, prostatitis can cause genitourinary infections, less often - flu, tonsillitis, etc. ;
- penetration of bacteria into the prostate due to unprotected sex;
- injuries to the tissues and organs of the small pelvis (this disease is considered occupational for drivers whose working hours are associated with increased 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 alteration in the circulation of the arteries of the small pelvis causes the appearance of congestion. The prostate begins to experience a lack of oxygen, which creates the conditions for the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms in it. Such factors cannot become the main cause of prostatitis, but they create favorable conditions for the penetration of the infection into the prostate gland.
Often the causes of secondary infection of the prostate are inflammation of the rectum or urethra. The infection is ascending and descending. In the first case, the microbes rise 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, causing the prostate gland to swell.
Is it possible to cure prostatitis yourself?
Self-medication is something that in no case should be used when symptoms of prostatitis appear. Without modern diagnostic equipment and laboratory tests, a diagnosis cannot be made. Only a urologist will be able to reliably assess the clinical picture. Self-medication will not only 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, as well as with oncology. Therefore, diagnosis is also necessary to exclude 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 own health. Doctors are always ready to help, it is important to make an appointment and receive advice. Modern medicine has methods of treating the inflammatory process in the prostate gland. The sooner you seek qualified help, the faster you will recover.
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, you can not do without contacting a medical center, and there can be no popular method, as well as self-medication.
Types of prostatitis
To begin with, it should be understood that the disease can present 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, as well as in the groin area. The sensation may increase 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 does not empty completely.
The chronic form of the disease progresses without pronounced symptoms. Many patients do not pay attention to the existing minor discomfort, do not rush to see a doctor. Both forms of the disease are characterized by completely different treatment approaches.
Many men, feeling that their health is deteriorating, do not want to admit this 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 goes away fairly 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 occur in sexual life, 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 overcome by modern medicine, then the treatment of the chronic form can be significantly delayed. When treatment is started in a timely manner, the disease will not have serious consequences on sexual life.
How long is prostatitis treated?
Most men are interested in the question of how long the treatment will last. However, it is impossible to predict this 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 attending specialist, you can cope with the problem and return to normal life. In no case is it important to self-medicate and seek qualified help immediately. Symptoms of the acute form can be relieved in a short time, eliminating 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 you have a bowel movement and urinate, these sensations can greatly improve. In any case, the diagnosis can only be made by a specialized specialist. Any symptom is just a reason to assume any illness. Without a comprehensive diagnosis, no specialist will be responsible for diagnosis and treatment.
Who treats prostatitis?
Treatment of this complex common disease is performed by urologists. Urologists have modern techniques to accurately diagnose the disease and prescribe effective treatment. Depending on the causes of the inflammation of the prostate. According to changes that occur in the course of treatment, the originally prescribed regimen can be adjusted.
How to define prostatitis?
It is impossible to independently determine prostatitis. If the above symptoms are present, only the disease can be suspected. It is important to see a doctor immediately. Based on the existing symptoms, the doctor will prescribe a series of studies, the results of which will help you to 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 an 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 discharge from the gland for the presence of bacteria;
- general urinalysis;
- ejaculation investigation;
- determination of the level of a special protein produced by prostate cells called PSA;
- bacteriological and cytological examination of urine;
- cystoscopy - a diagnosis that is used strictly for medical reasons and is used if surgical intervention is expected;
- 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 treating physician must establish the picture of what is happening as reliably as possible. Only after collecting the anamnesis and conducting examinations, he will have the necessary data to prescribe an effective treatment and help the patient to overcome a dangerous ailment.
The above list of diagnostic methods can not only be reduced, but also increased. It all depends on the needs of the doctor and the suspicions he has as a consequence of the symptoms that are occurring. Today, there are many treatments for inflammation of the prostate. All of them are suitable for a given clinical picture and, with the correct choice, they are effective.
It is important to consult an experienced urologist working in a medical facility capable of providing a full range of diagnostic tests. This is due not only to the comfort for the patients, but also to the speed in the transfer of information and the consistency of the team's work. Among the drugs that are widely used in the treatment of the inflammatory process in the prostate gland, painkillers, antibiotics, which are necessary for the bacterial form of the disease, can be highlighted. In addition, drugs that can reduce prostate edema and many others are used.
Only the complex therapy proposed by the attending physician will allow you to achieve the desired result and avoid a variety of complications. Contact modern medical centers, monitor your health with special care, do not forget about the importance of preventive examinations. This is the only way to maintain health for many years and prevent the development of various diseases.