Prostatitis is a disease affecting the prostate, that is, it is the inflammation of the prostate caused by bacteria. Every fourth disease affecting the male urogenital system is diagnosed as prostatitis. It is a very unpleasant inflammation that can become a major problem if it passes from acute to chronic, in which case the treatment is prolonged and can be extended to other organs.
Prostate inflammation is mainly faced by middle-aged males, however is not common across the male population as studies indicate that 1 in 2000 men experience prostatitis. Additionally, the study outlines that it is mostly older gentlemen who already have pre-existing prostate issues (enlarged prostate) that account for these 1 in 2000. The disease is in many cases caused by Escherichia coli, which is a common cause of bacterial infections of the urinary tract, and as inflammation does not develop, it is necessary to set the diagnosis as early as possible and to commence treatment promptly.
As noted, the most common cause of this disease is bacteria from the digestive tract (linked with poor hygiene), enters the urinary tract and causes inflammation. E. coli is the most common cause or prostatitis, however it can also be caused by proteus, pseudomonas and many other bacteria. Interestingly, bacteria is not the only cause of prostate inflammation.
Chronic inflammations can often be the result of the inflammation of adjacent organs, such as the bladder mucosa, which spreads on the prostate. Infection may also be caused by STDs, but also in many other cases it can be caused by prolonged bladder retention, rare ejaculation, examination or biopsy infection, prostate injuries, and a like.
Infection can also develop with immune system deficiency, or immune system disorders and nervous system disorders.
Prostatitis have very similar symptoms to any other organ inflammation, they include; weakness in the body, elevated or even very high temperatures, fever and pain and in the case of prostate inflammation; include pain in genitalia. If the infection is affected by the urinary tract, the first symptom and most common symptom is the feeling of tingling during urination and unpleasant pain during and after urination. Given that inflammation of the prostate increases urination, it is often a difficult and uncomfortable feeling.
As the infection progresses the pain becomes increasingly stronger with the pain generally travelling from and around the sex organs to the groin, belly and lower back. Once lower back pain is experienced it is generally an indication that the infection has spread to the kidneys.
If the inflammation of the prostate is neglected, it can quickly become chronic. Inadequate treatment may result in prostate burns, thus spreading the infection on the urinary tract and causing severe infection of the rest of the urinary tract.
Treatment of Prostatitis
Since prostatitis is mostly caused by bacteria, in most cases, it can be treated with antibiotics as per your doctor’s advise, monitoring and recommendation on dosage and use. If the infection causes high-temperature, then your doctor might also recommend analgesics to help settle the fever and symptoms of high fever. The key is early intervention so as not to turn into a chronic problem.
With conventional drugs, the treatment of prostatitis can be assisted by and with natural preparations such as creams. Their use is ideal for the prevention of inflammation, which is especially recommended for people who are prone to inflammation or already have chronic prostatitis, and want to minimise the risk of developing it.
The main fighter for prostate inflammation is proper nutrition. Regular consumption of beans, core fruit, nuts, soy, leafy vegetables, such as cherry tomato, cauliflowers and billets, seeds such as walnuts and currants are also highly recommended. It is especially important to intake
foods containing higher levels of zinc as zinc is great in nourishing the prostate. Vitamins such as vitamins C and E are great immune boosters and a source of great support for prostate issues.
For the treatment and prevention of inflammation, omega-3 fatty acids are also important and are found fish, they strengthen immunity and protect the organism from infections. Also, regular consumption of green tea and water, is recommended, which will cause urination and prevent bacterial development in the urinary system.