Prostatitis is widely known among men. It is called inflammatory lesions of the tissues of prostate. Prostate is a purely male organ, the main functions of which are the secretion, which is the main constituent of sperm, as well as the control of urine output during erection – it blocks the urethra.
Depending on the type it can be acute or chronic – the signs may be slightly different. Also, with the second form, it may even be asymptomatic.
The main signs are:
- chills and fever;
- increased and painful urination;
- pain in the groin;
- weak erection;
- premature ejaculation.
here are two types of this disease: infectious and stagnant.
Reasons of infectious prostatitis are the following:
- Sexually transmitted infections, or complications of influenza, sore throats, etc.
- Infections in the prostate gland through the blood – E. coli, staphylococci.
Reduced immunity, frequent hypothermia, hormonal changes, circulatory disorders (the main reason – a sedentary lifestyle) are the causes of stagnant prostatitis. It occurs more often in the elderly with a deficiency of vitamins and inflammations of other genital organs. Factors that will carry a person at risk of this disease are persistent stress, malnutrition and an irregular sexual life.
Methods of treatment
Palpation through the rectum, analysis of secretions from the prostate and ultrasound are carried out in order to diagnose the trouble. It is difficult to detect it without laboratory tests. Also, having inflammations of the urethra or bladder, which have similar symptoms, it is important not to miss the presence of this trouble.
The main treatment for prostatitis are antibiotics. Also, anti-inflammatory drugs and medications can additionally be used that will help to eliminate unpleasant symptoms of the disease. In addition to drug therapy, prostate massage and physiotherapy sessions are performed. In order not to experience all the hardships, doctors advise to limit alcohol consumption and smoking cigarettes, completely cure colds, move more and avoid stress.