The term "prostatitis" refers to a chronic or acute inflammatory process of any etiology that occurs in the prostate gland. Since the prostate is an exclusively male organ, prostatitis develops only in men. There are many types of prostatitis, but each type of prostatitis can be divided into acute and chronic.
Acute prostatitis occurs under the influence of many factors - the presence of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, under the influence of malnutrition, sedentary lifestyle, bad habits and others. >
The prostate is an external secretory gland, ie the secretion it produces enters the external environment. In humans, the prostate is an unpaired organ whose activity is dependent on male sex hormones, especially androgens and steroid hormones.
The prostate is located behind the bladder, tightening the initial part of the urethra, into which its pores open.
Precisely because of its position the prostate owes one of its functions - during an erection, it blocks the exit from the bladder. The prostate gland is responsible for the sensation of orgasm, this is due to the abundant supply of the gland with nerves, ie the nerve.
One of the first signs of acute prostatitis, regardless of its causes, is a rise in temperature. As with any inflammatory process that occurs in the body, the temperature rises to hypopythical numbers - that is, about 37, 5-380FROM.
In addition, the more intense the immune response, ie the body's response, the higher the temperature rises. That is, at the height of the disease, the body temperature can rise up to forty degrees.
Of course, a rise in temperature alone may not indicate prostatitis.
Usually, the first symptoms of prostatitis are difficulty urinating with the use of additional muscles - the abdominal muscles, violations of the ejaculation mechanism, itching, burning and other unpleasant phenomena in the perineum or genitals.
Frequent trips to the toilet
It is also an increased urge to urinate (with the release of a small amount of urine), a feeling of "urine residue" after emptying the bladder, an unpleasant orgasm and, consequently, a decrease in libido.
As with any inflammatory disease, there is an intoxication syndrome, which includes general weakness, decreased performance, nausea and possibly vomiting.
There is also a disorder of the nervous system - depression, irritability and more.
What causes prostatitis
There are also factors that predispose to prostatitis - hormonal imbalance, such as age, prolonged sexual abstinence, smoking, general hypothermia, fecal retention, sedentary lifestyle, overheating, overheating, chronic sciatica in history, age-related conditionsbody.
It is worth paying special attention to such a predisposing factor as inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, as the infection can spread upwards.
It happens that the disease starts with urethritis
The initial stage of prostatitis is characterized by a fairly typical clinical picture - lethargy of the urine flow, frequent urge to urinate, fever. Possible pain in the perineum. There is often a violation of sexual function.
However, sexual dysfunction is more of a psychological aspect, normal or clinical weeks. The process of ejaculation itself either does not bring any pleasure or even causes pain, in which an addictive reflex develops, which leads to a decrease in libido.
Purely normal, prostatitis can lead to power outages only at a later stage. The initial stage is also called the "early stages" stage - the onset of urination does not occur immediately, as usual, but with a slight delay.
Already at this stage, the prostate is enlarged, but, nevertheless, painless to the touch. At the same time, the borders of the prostate are palpated well and the middle groove is palpated - as a rule. The most interesting thing is that the stage of the first signs can last for a long time - up to three years.
Urology patients have become increasingly young in recent years. That is, the inflammation of the prostate "renews". This is due to the development of "outrageous" leisure - surfing, diving, skiing and kayaking. With insufficient loads and complete hypothermia of the body, prostatitis can occur.
And, paradoxically, a very "quiet" lifestyle can also predispose to the development of prostatitis. This is due to the stagnation of blood and lymph in the pelvis - a sedentary and sedentary lifestyle is not the best way for blood to circulate in the organs.
Inadequately treated inflammatory diseases, which may not be related to the pelvic organs at all, are also predisposing factors for prostatitis. This is due to the fact that the infection (of any etiology) from the primary lesion is capable of penetrating hematogenously or lymphogenically into the prostate gland. With the presence of congestion in the basin, the infection settles there and begins to multiply.
It also happens that prostatitis occurs due to stress. Stress weakens the immune system, thus increasing the risk of prostatitis.
STDs - "sexually transmitted diseases" - one of the leading causes of prostate inflammation. Gonorrhea, if not treated properly, almost always causes prostatitis.
However, do not forget that one can not go from one end to the other. With prolonged sexual abstinence, stagnation of blood and lymph in the pelvic organs is formed again, a secret pools in the prostate, leading to prostatitis.
The prognosis for early detection and adequate treatment of this disease is favorable, however, if the disease is left to chance, chronicity or the addition of a secondary infection is possible, which will have rather sad consequences.