Inflammation of the prostate occurs in different forms and reaches different stages. Calcareous prostatitis is a type of disease characterized by the formation of stones in the prostate with consequent harmful consequences.
What is this disease?
Calcareous prostatitis refers to a rather rare form of prostate problems. It develops against the background of chronic inflammation and other diseases. It is accompanied by a deterioration of visual acuity, problems with urination, pain in the perineum and lower abdomen.
There are two types of disturbances:
- Vero- stones are formed directly in the prostate gland and are formed from calcium salts and phosphoric acid;
- False- conglomerates enter the prostate from other organs and are obtained from urea salts.
Entities vary in size and number. Prostate stones are also classified into 2 types:
- Endogenous- obtained in chronic prostatitis, as a complication, increases the likelihood of the formation of stagnant processes;
- Exogenous- occur due to untreated diseases of the genitourinary system, often prevent the excretion of urine.
The main danger of chronic calcareous prostatitis is a rapid deterioration in the general health of a man, the development of complications, the appearance of new inflammations in other systems and organs.
Stones in the prostate gland are formed for the following reasons: stagnation of prostate secretion and penetration of urine into the organ.
The first occurrence is called:
- Acute or chronic prostatitis;
An abnormality such as urine entering the ducts of the prostate is caused by the following factors:
- Regular inflammation of the urinary system;
- Injury to the genitals;
- Stones in the bladder and kidneys;
- Bladder catheterization.
The predisposition to calculus disease is also due to several prerequisites:
- Neglect of normal hygiene procedures;
- Bad habits;
- Irregular intimate life, rare sexual contacts;
- Decreased function of the immune system;
- Constant exposure to stress;
- Impact of negative environmental factors;
- Sedentary lifestyle;
- Abuse of unhealthy food;
- Hormonal failure;
- Exposure to chronic constipation.
Diagnosis: symptoms and signs in men
The signs of calcareous prostatitis are expressed in:
- Pain in the groin and lower abdomen, extending to the lower back, pelvis, scrotum;
- Disorder of urinary excretion, accompanied by pain syndrome, frequent need, feeling of constant fullness of the bladder;
- The presence of bloody impurities in semen or urine;
- Pain after emptying the bladder or bowel, sexual intercourse, physical activity;
- Erectile dysfunction.
In the absence of adequate treatment, additional symptoms appear after 1-2 months:
- Increased irritability;
- Quick fatigue;
- Sleep disturbance;
- General weakness;
- Severe headache;
- Increased temperature.
To identify calcareous prostatitis, it is necessary to consult a doctor. After the initial examination and the collection of anamnesis, the urologist is assigned:
- Blood and urine tests, including culture of microflora;
- Monitoring of the urinary excretion regimen (uroflowmetry);
- Study of prostatic secretion;
- Detection of prostate specific antigen;
- Ultrasound diagnostics of the pelvic organs and prostate gland;
- Meares test.
How to treat calcareous prostatitis, what to do?
Dealing with stones requires an integrated approach. Treatment of calcareous prostatitis includes taking drugs, support with folk remedies. The effect on the prostate with a laser and some physiotherapy techniques also shows itself effectively.
The drugs of first choice in the treatment of calcareous prostatitis are antibiotics. Based on the test results, specific drugs or injections are prescribed.
The following categories of antibacterial medicinal products are most commonly recommended:
- Fluoroquinolones are considered to be the most effective. For use, it is necessary to exclude prostatic tuberculosis;
- Tetracyclines: cause side effects;
- Cephalosporins - indicated in cases where intramuscular injections are required.
In addition, biologically active additives are included in the treatment of calculus pathology, which have a complex effect on the tissues of the prostate, activate blood flow, improve cell regeneration, prevent impotence and prevent complications.
The therapeutic scheme also includes:
- Pain relieving drugs;
- Medicines that suppress inflammation and reduce swelling;
- Vitamin complexes;
- Preparations for improving blood circulation;
- Medicines that strengthen the immune system.
Is it possible to have a massage for calcareous prostatitis?
Many forms of prostatitis are effectively treated with direct massage of the gland, however, in the calculose form, this effect is categorically excluded. It is possible to resort to sessions only after the removal of stones (and again, only as prescribed by a doctor).
IMPORTANT:some urologists in their work indicate a direct connection between the functioning of the prostate and the normal activity of the spine. Therefore, as an additional treatment it is possible to offer a massage of the spine and a special effect on biological points.
The following areas of the body are worked on during the procedure:
- Feet: the outflow of venous blood from the pelvic organs is activated and pain decreases;
- Pelvis - facilitates the processes of defecation and urination;
- Buttocks - reduces sperm congestion;
- Kidneys - prostate function is stabilized.
Folk remedies for calcareous prostatitis: the most effective
Folk remedies also help relieve calcareous prostatitis and speed up recovery.
The following are considered highly effective for stones:
- Infusion of herbs.Mix the naked hernia and the black letter in equal proportions. Pour a tablespoon of the collection into 0, 5 liters of boiling water. Insist until it cools. Drink ½ cup 20 minutes before each main meal;
- Rosehip root decoction. Grind dry roots. Pour 30 g with 250 ml of pure water and cook for one minute over high heat. Leave on for 2 hours and pass on gauze. Drink throughout the day instead of regular tea;
- Parsley broth. Put 30 g of plant seeds in a saucepan. Pour a glass of boiling water and keep on low heat for a quarter of an hour. Leave to cool. Take a teaspoon up to 6 times a day;
- Collection of care.Mix in equal parts sage, nettle, chamomile inflorescences, calamus, bearberry and plantain. Mix and take 30 g. Pour the mixture with 0, 5 liters of boiling water and leave for 2 hours. Drink 10 ml three times a day;
- Infusion of hawthorn. Put 3 tablespoons of vegetable berries in a thermos. Add 3 cups of boiling water there. After three hours the infusion is ready. It is recommended to drink 3 glasses of drink per day;
- Juice blend.Squeeze the asparagus juice to obtain 600 ml. This is the portion to drink during the day. Juices of beets, cucumbers, carrots (in any concentration of priority to taste) are recommended to be added to the liquid;
- Cinnamon mint tea.Put a cinnamon stick and a spoonful of mint leaves in a teapot, pour seven hundred milliliters of freshly boiled water. Wait until the drink has prepared, add a little honey and lime (or lemon) juice. Drink after every meal instead of tea;
- Pumpkin seeds. It is recommended to eat thirty before breakfast. It is important that the seeds are raw (not roasted).
Laser therapy is a relatively new technique that treats chronic calcareous prostatitis. The technology is most widely used in clinics in Israel. The method consists in introducing an instrument called a microprobe-optical fiber into the body. Due to the fineness of the beam, the stones are destroyed in a timely manner, healthy tissues are not affected.
The concretions are crushed into smaller parts and gradually eliminated in the form of sand from the body along with the urine. Doctors insist that this method must be combined with drug treatment.
The duration of a session is generally between ten and fifteen minutes. To completely remove and remove stones from the prostate gland, six to ten sessions are required, depending on the severity of the pathology.
Indicated for calcareous prostatitis and physiotherapeutic procedures. Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) is a technique that allows you to effectively crush stones.
The mechanism of action of shock wave therapy consists of the effect of acoustic impulses inaudible by a person on the prostate. They are recreated using special equipment. The waves easily pass through healthy tissues, affecting the pathological seals.
The following manipulations are also useful for treatment:
- Ultrasound: reduces pain, suppresses inflammation;
- Magnetic therapy: eliminates swelling and improves blood flow;
- Treatment with low-frequency current - gives an analgesic effect, increases the tone of the gland, normalizes blood microcirculation;
- Hydrogen sulphide baths - indicated for significant circulatory disorders;
- Application of silt and peat mud - stimulates tissue healing.
If all else fails, an operation is assigned. In the process, part of the prostate is removed along with the stones. It refers to radical methods.
You can reduce the risk of calculated prostatitis by following these simple guidelines provided by urologists:
- Having a regular sex life;
- Use barrier contraceptives (in case of uncertainty about the partner's health);
- Avoid prolonged exposure to cold on the body;
- Do daily exercises and go to the gym several times a week;
- Get rid of bad habits (if any);
- Promptly cure any diseases and complete the treatment to the end;
- Undergo preventive examinations annually by a restricted therapist and specialists;
- Adjust the daily diet;
- Give yourself enough time to rest and sleep well.
Stones in the prostate are a painful and dangerous ailment that can cause serious complications. It is important to visit a doctor at the first sign of inflammation and, if necessary, undergo a full diagnosis. Strict implementation of medical recommendations by a man is a guarantee of prevention, as well as (in case of illness) a speedy recovery and a return to a full life.