Prostatitis is a condition characterized by chronic infection and / or prostate inflammation. It occurs mainly in males aged 20 to 50 years, though it may occur at any age.
Types of prostatitis
There are two types of prostatitis: chronic and acute.
Chronic prostatitis, as understood by its name, is a continuous or repeated infection / inflammation, while acute prostatitis tends to be passable by its nature.
Symptoms of both: acute and chronic prostatitis usually include:
– sensitivity and pain in the prostate gland that may be accompanied by pain at the back of the back,
– fever, and / or
– blood or pus in the urine.
In some cases, urinary flow can also be obstructed, similar to what happens in cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). When this happens, there is a risk of developing kidney problems, including kidney failure.
Prostatitis can also cause or exacerbate impotence, as well as pain in stools and in the genitals.
Other symptoms include pain and / or burning sensation during urination, as well as a discharge of pus from the penis after bowel movement (excretion).
Symptoms may range from mild to severe, and, in cases of chronic prostatitis, they may be intermittent, appearing and then disappearing before appearing again a few days or weeks later.
Careful! In most cases, the symptoms of chronic prostatitis are less severe than those of acute prostatitis, which can cause people to ignore them and give up the proper treatment. This can be dangerous because if it is not treated, chronic prostatitis can lead to more serious complications, such as epididymitis (an epididymis inflammation, a tube that goes along the back of the testicles) and orchitis (a painful swelling of the testicles), as well as complete blockage of the bladder and prostate stones.
Factors that can cause prostatitis include bacterial infection, particularly E. coli bacteria, fungal infection, parasites (Chlamydia) and viral infections. Bacterial infections are most commonly caused by acute prostatitis, while fungus, parasites, and viruses are most often associated with chronic prostatitis.
Other possible causes include food allergies, low chronic dehydration, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, and prostate enlargement (BPH).
Some people may develop prostatitis as a result of frequent sexual activity, especially with many partners, as frequent sex can cause vital enzymes and nutrients such as zinc that are needed to keep the sterile male urinary tract, to become poor in the prostate gland.
Alcohol, caffeine, and regular consumption of spicy foods can also result in prostatitis.
Note! Conventional medicine usually treats cases of prostatitis with the use of antibiotics, which can not only cause various side effects, but they are also completely ineffective for the treatment of prostatitis when it is not due to bacterial infection.
Prevention is the best way to treat prostate enlargement (BPH), as well as for all other male health conditions associated with prostate and male sexual organs. This includes having a regular (annual) physical examination of the colon and, for men over the age of 40, a blood test to determine the PSA (specific prostate antigen) score, which detects the signs of enlargement of the prostate. (Note: PSA test is also commonly used to detect prostate cancer , but in recent years it has been found to be ineffective for this purpose, to the point where the developer no longer recommends it to be used as a cancer discoverer of the prostate).
Other useful diagnostic tests you may consider, depending on your symptoms, include urinalysis, ultrasound, and other blood tests that can help you determine your immune status. Hormonal testing should be considered by all men over 40 years of age.
Other preventive measures include eating a healthy diet, proper nutrition supplements, and regular exercise (at least three times a week).