Inflammation of the prostata> is a disease that mainly affects men between twenty and fifty-five years of age. The older the man, the greater the risk of prostatitis.
With initial prostatitis, the functions of the gland are activated. Along with the appearance of inflammation, tissue regeneration occurs.
Let's take a closer look at the first signs of prostatitis in men and the treatment.
How to recognize?
The onset of prostatitis is rarely unambiguously recognized, as it is sometimes asymptomatic and its symptoms are individual for each patient and change over time.
These features include:
- A man has some difficulty urinating in the toilet. The gland gradually enlarges, the urine channel contracts.
- The patient loses interest in sex. Difficulty with penile arousal increases when attempting to have sexual contact. Orgasm is achieved with difficulty, or faint, or disappears completely.
- Burning in the urethra, itching in the perineum.
- I often want to urinate, but it comes out drop by drop.
- Sperm comes out quickly during intercourse with minimal pleasure.
- General fatigue, depression, irritability, aggression, anxiety increase.
A man experiences weakness, his working capacity decreases.
Noise in my ears, buzz in my head.
In the morning, a person feels overwhelmed, he loses the initiative in life.
At the same time, prolonged erection and painful ejaculation, not associated with sex, sometimes occur spontaneously at night.
Observing these phenomena, the patient calms down, believing that he is okay with potency, the problems, in his opinion, are related to the partner, to their relationship. He is possessed by depression, which aggravates the development of the disease.
The first signs of prostatitis in a man
There is a definite difficulty for the physician and patient in associating these symptoms with prostate disease. They can be caused by the stress experienced (especially if there are reasons), with a conflict in personal life.
They are more safely associated with incipient prostatitis if other symptoms follow:
- The patient feels pain in the groin, balls, perineum, lower back.
- With prostatitis, frequent urination, especially at night, this process is increasingly painful, the result of attempts to empty the bladder is less and less significant.
- Mucus discharge from the urethra begins.
The symptoms of the first prostatitis slowly accumulate for a year, two, three. Worse still, they have the character of a chain reaction: due to the growth of negative phenomena in the prostate gland, a man not only does not find satisfaction on his own, but is also unable to satisfy his sexual partner.
For this reason, sexual contacts are becoming less frequent, which causes stagnation of blood circulation in the pelvic area. Such stagnation, in turn, is one of the causes of prostatitis.
Acute prostatitis differs in symptoms from chronic prostatitis.
- The temperature for no apparent reason sometimes rises to 38-39 degrees, with parenchymal prostatitis - up to 40 ° C.
- Dysuria reaches the point of not being able to urinate.
- Perineal pain becomes particularly intense.
- The patient shivers, feels nauseous before vomiting.
- I'm having trouble defecating.
What to do?
In chronic inflammation, pain is mild, occurs and periodically subsides in the perineum, is administered in the lower back, in the pubis. Excessive sweating, especially in the perineum.
Sexual dysfunction becomes permanent. Instead of urine for prostatitis in the morning, the secretion of the prostate is secreted. The pain is mostly painful, it spreads to the sacrum, suprapubic, rectum, penis.
The rate of development of sexual disorders depends on the degree of involvement in the process of pathology of the seminal tubercle, seminal vesicles located near the prostate. With a long course of the initial stage of prostatitis in men, the intensity of the production of sex hormones decreases.
Young people in these cases often panic and fear sexual intercourse. The fear of "dishonoring", not being able to perform the necessary actions with a partner leads to neurosis, which further worsens sexual function.
Sexual dysfunction occurs when there is an excess of female hormones in a man's body, a lack of male hormones. They can also be the result of asymptomatic hidden inflammation of the prostate, not previously identified. Their development sometimes leads to male infertility.
If you find the first signs of prostatitis, what to do? When these signs appear, it is necessary to make an appointment with a urologist, who will send the patient for tests, based on the results, diagnose (or not) the disease, its type.
Identification of the ethology of prostatitis: bacterial or not is also of utmost importance for the choice of treatment method. Treatment of non-infectious prostatitis with antibiotics, for example, is not only useless, but also very harmful to the body.
First aid for prostatitis will be provided by a doctor. It is aimed at restoring normal urination with prostatitis. To do this, it is necessary to urgently reduce the size of the prostate gland, which compresses the urethral canal and does not allow urine to pass out.
Relaxation of the gland muscles can be achieved, for example, with prostate massage.
Prostate massage is a procedure that requires special qualifications from a massage therapist.
His execution by an amateur is fraught with serious complications, irreversible damage to internal organs.
For the treatment of bacterial prostatitis, a course of antibiotics, rectal suppositories is prescribed. It must be understood that harmful microorganisms cannot be exterminated with folk remedies, exercise, physical procedures and diet.
These methods will promote healing or will be needed during remission.
At the same time, for the treatment of bacterial prostatitis, their combination may be sufficient for a complete cure without "chemistry", that is, pharmacy drugs. It all depends on the stage of the disease, the individual characteristics of the patient's body, the experience of the doctor.
If the disease has left the stage of exacerbation, there is no more infection, the patient must be treated as soon as possible:
- start regular sex life as soon as possible;
- eliminates bad habits. Follow a diet for patients with prostatitis;
- move more, play sports. Do special exercises for men.
What other diseases are there with these symptoms?
The symptoms described do not necessarily indicate that the disease is prostatitis. They also accompany kidney disease, urethral infections, STDs and other diseases.
Urethritis is the most common male disease. This is an infection of the urethra caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi. They are mainly infected through sexual contact.
Sometimes an infection awaits a convenient hour in the body and occurs when the immune system is weakened. The reasons for its decrease are the same as those that cause non-bacterial prostatitis: hypothermia, bad habits, chaotic sexual behavior, abuse of acidic, spicy, salty foods, stress, physical activity.
What exactly is inflamed: the prostate or urethra (or both), will be shown by tests, ultrasound examination. Based on the doctor will give a diagnosis.
Now you know the first symptoms of prostatitis in men and its treatment. As with any disease, the sooner prostatitis is detected, the sooner you will cure it.
Neglecting the first signs of prostatitis and treatment brings frivolous patients to the surgeon's table. Better to act promptly.