Prostatitis is a real male problem

Inflammatory processes in the prostate gland (prostate) are commonly called prostatitis. The prostate is an exclusively male organ located in the pelvic area below the bladder. It performs various functions: the secret of the prostate is part of the sperm, at the time of sexual arousal, the gland acts as a sphincter - it prevents the entry of the bladder.

Prostatitis: the urgency of the problem

According to American researchers, prostatitis is detected in about 25% of patients with urological problems. And in general, about 9% of the male population of the entire planet suffers from this disease.

In a single country, this pathology covers about 35% of young men and in 7-30% prostatitis has complex forms and ranks first among all diseases of the male reproductive system. This is probably due to the mentality of our population - only a small percentage of men seek timely medical attention. Most of the time, the signs of prostatitis are ignored until the condition becomes very serious.

Although the disease is not a serious threat to life, it can complicate a man's life, lead to severe depression, deprive him of simple pleasures and, to an extreme degree, make him infertile.

Acute and chronic prostatitis

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According to the classification adopted in 1995 in the United States, prostatitis is divided into the following forms:

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis.
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • Asymptomatic prostatitis.

Acute prostatitis is the result of a bacterial infection in the gland. These can be germs, viruses, protozoa and even fungi. The treatment of acute prostatitis is based on the use of antibacterial drugs.

Chronic prostatitis, which is not associated with infectious agents, deserves special attention, as it occurs 8 times more often than bacterial prostatitis, has an unknown origin and causes many controversies about treatment methods.

Thus, chronic prostatitis, which is not associated with infections, has an unclear etiology. Various factors have been identified that contribute to the slow development of inflammation in the prostate.

  • Sedentary lifestyle (trucks, office workers)
  • Intimate life disorders: very rare or very frequent intercourse, interruption of intercourse, sexual perversion
  • Constipation;
  • Hypothermia and common infectious diseases.
  • Sexually transmitted infections and the presence of other urological diseases in history.
  • Weakened immunity and severe chronic diseases.

Signs of prostatitis: such conflicting views of urologists

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Acute prostatitis, as a rule, is accompanied by general toxic symptoms: fever, loss of strength, decreased mood, weakness, etc. A man complains of pain in the lower abdomen or back, scrotum or groin. The pain also manifests itself during urination, defecation, after sexual intercourse. A man can detect the discharge of gray or gray-green fluid from the urethra, there is blood in the semen.

If the views of urologists coincide with acute prostatitis, then there are differences with the clinical manifestations of chronic prostatitis.

Most experts believe that the main symptom of chronic prostatitis is erectile dysfunction. We hear this on television screens advertising prostatitis drugs. Many men associate their bedtime failures with prostatitis by independently prescribing their treatment with advertised drugs.

The oncologist and researcher at the Institute of Urology believes that this is a misleading false representation of the male half for drug promotion. In his opinion, chronic prostatitis does not cause erectile dysfunction and episodes of male impotence are just psycho-emotional blocks and self-hypnosis. The treatment of erectile dysfunction in this case is limited to a conversation with a psychotherapist.

The doctor notes that prostatitis has recently become a commercial disease for which careless doctors make money. The applicant is diagnosed with a non-existent disease, many diagnostic procedures and expensive treatment are prescribed and then the patient inspires symptoms on his own, waits for manifestations and does not wait.

The undisputed signs of prostatitis are pelvic pain, pain when urinating and after ejaculation. An enlarged, inflamed gland can compress nearby organs, which can lead to constipation and difficulty urinating. The pain after ejaculation is due to the contraction of the ducts, after the release of the sperm, and the contraction in the inflammatory gland proceeds with pain.

The quality of sex life is violated: the man notes that he is less interested in sex life and that the pleasure is "extinguished", there is no sense of satisfaction from intimacy. Painful ejaculation is another reason for denying intimacy.

The development of infertility with chronic inflammation in the prostate gland is associated with changes in the sperm count, which are inevitable because the chemical composition of prostate secretion changes. The number of sperm decreases, abnormal forms or dead sperm appear.

How to maintain men's health?

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A man's health is in the hands of a competent urologist! Once signs of prostatitis are found, it is essential to see a doctor. The treatment is long and complicated. Depending on the etiology, it may include antibiotic therapy, anti-inflammatory and decongestant medications, peptide regulators, analgesics, prostate massage, and physical therapy treatments.

It is believed that married men are less likely to develop prostatitis. Regular sexual life with a partner does not give the opportunity for the development of stagnant and inflammatory processes in the gland. Therefore, marriage and fidelity to the husband, no matter how loud it may sound, is a preventative measure for prostatitis.