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 benign and members of the stronger sex often prefer not to pay attention to them. Frivolity in relation to one's own health can lead to many undesirable consequences. To avoid this, it is important for men to carefully monitor their own health, and in adulthood, after 25 years, 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, to hear your own body and, at the slightest change, to immediately make an appointment with a doctor. This disease will not go away on its own, and delaying a consultation with a specialist can only make the problem worse. 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, in almost half of the cases you can get one of the forms of infertility.
If the prostate is not able to produce the required amount of secretion, it will lead to impaired sperm motility. The symptoms described below do not only occur with prostatitis. They can accompany an 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 the compression of the urinary canal, urination becomes difficult;
- while urinating, a burning sensation, pain may be felt;
- decrease in potency;
- 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 with the genitourinary system. It is important when any of the symptoms appear, even in their 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 becomes the cause of a progressive depressive state.
Many men confronted with the disease find themselves in a sort of vicious cycle from which they cannot escape on their own. Therefore, in addition to traditional therapy, doctors prescribe antidepressants, which can help the treatment process at the mental level and speed up recovery.
What is prostatitis?
This disease is inflammation of the prostate. This organ is also called the prostate. For male reproductive organs, this gland is a minor part. It is located around and above the neck of the bladder. The location around the urinary tract is responsible for many of the unpleasant symptoms of the disease. When inflamed, the gland enlarges and begins to compress the urinary tract. This causes the difficulty that men have in urinating.
The main causes of prostatitis are:
- with a large 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 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 sex;
- injuries to the tissues and organs of the small pelvis (this disease is considered occupational for drivers whose work schedule is associated with an increased load on the muscles of the perineum, as well as vibration and jerking);
- 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 intercourse.
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, the nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems are greatly affected. A disruption of the circulation of the arteries of the small pelvis causes the appearance of congestion. The prostate begins to lack oxygen, which creates conditions for the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms in it. Such factors cannot become the root cause of prostatitis, but they create favorable conditions for the infection to penetrate into the prostate.
The causes of secondary infection of the prostate are often inflammation of the rectum or urethra. The infection is ascending and descending. In the first case, the microbes ascend to the prostate from the external urethral orifice. In the second, they enter the prostate with the stream of infected urine.
Bad habits, a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet - all these have 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 causes inflammation of the prostate.
Is it possible to cure prostatitis on your own?
Self-medication is something that should not be used under any circumstances 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 not only will not bring the desired result, but it can also make the situation worse.
It is important to remember that the symptoms described above can also be observed with adenoma, as well as in oncology. Therefore, diagnosis is also necessary in order to exclude these dangerous diseases. It is important to see a doctor in a timely manner and to undergo treatment according to his recommendations. Only this approach will allow you to get rid of the problem and avoid its dangerous consequences for health.
It is important to monitor and take care of your own health. Doctors are always ready to help, it is important to just make an appointment and get advice. Modern medicine has methods of treating the inflammatory process in the prostate. The sooner you seek qualified help, the sooner your recovery will come.
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 there can be no question of traditional methods and self-medication.
Types of prostatitis
To begin with, it should be understood that the disease can occur in two forms: acute and chronic. In the first case, general malaise, an increase in temperature, is possible. Patients begin to feel pronounced pain in the perineum, as well as in the groin area. The sensation may be increased with bowel movements and urination.
There is irritability and increased excitability. This is due to the frequent urge to go to the bathroom and the lack of adequate relief, since 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 minor discomfort, do not rush to see a doctor. The two forms of the disease are characterized by completely different therapeutic approaches.
Many men, feeling their health deteriorating, do not want to admit it to themselves and turn to their doctor when the problem becomes serious and pronounced. In the chronic stage of the disease, the pain is not severe and goes away quite 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 annual preventive examinations, 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 sex life, the brightness of emotions during intercourse decreases, and the duration of 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 for modern medicine, the treatment of the chronic form can be significantly delayed. When treatment is started on time, 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 this in advance. It all depends on the clinical picture, the speed 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. It is in no way important to self-medicate and immediately seek qualified help. 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 be greatly improved. In all cases, the diagnosis can only be made by a specialized specialist. All symptoms are just one reason to suspect illness. Without a full diagnosis, no specialist will take responsibility for diagnosis and treatment.
Who treats prostatitis?
Treatment of this complex joint disease is carried out by urologists. Modern techniques are available to urologists to accurately diagnose the disease and prescribe effective treatment. Depending on the causes of inflammation of the prostate. Depending on the changes that have occurred during treatment, the initially prescribed regimen may be adjusted.
How to define prostatitis?
It is impossible to independently determine prostatitis. If the above symptoms appear, the disease can only be suspected. It is important to see a doctor promptly. In accordance with the existing symptoms, the doctor will prescribe a number of studies, the results of which will help him to draw an accurate picture and draw 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 can determine the size of the gland;
- ultrasound examination, which is carried out 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 urinalysis;
- 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 strictly for medical reasons and is used if surgery is expected;
- urodynamic examination, etc.
Of course, not all types of diagnostics are used at the same time. Urologists prescribe several, depending on the clinical picture. In any case, the attending physician should establish a picture of what is happening as reliably as possible. Only after collecting the anamnesis and carrying out examinations will he have the necessary data to prescribe effective treatment and help the patient to overcome a dangerous disease.
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 about the current symptomatology. There are many treatments available today for inflammation of the prostate. All of them are suitable for a certain clinical picture and, with the right choice, are effective.
It is important to see an experienced urologist who works in a medical center 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 of information transfer, and to the consistency of the team's work. Among the drugs widely used in the treatment of the inflammatory process of the prostate, one can distinguish analgesics, antibiotics, which are necessary for the bacterial form of the disease. In addition, drugs are used to reduce swelling of the prostate and many others.
Only the complex therapy offered by the attending physician will allow you to achieve the desired result and avoid various 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.