When a man develops prostatitis, the first thing he encounters is denial. It seemed it could happen to anyone, but not to him.In fact, this is a fairly popular disease, which many men are at risk of after the age of 45. Due to the fact that a person cannot come to terms with the diagnosis for some time, he puts the treatment on the back burner, hoping that the disease will go away on its own. But this does not happen: without the right therapy, the consequences are only exacerbated.
How to suspect prostatitis?
Prostatitis is a condition in which the prostate (prostate gland) becomes inflamed. It is responsible for producing secretions that support sperm motility and vitality. When an organ is inflamed, it becomes unable to perform its functions, which is manifested by the following symptoms:
- Urination becomes difficult: the flow becomes weak, it must be squeezed out with effort, and the process itself is accompanied by pain and burning;
- Sexual intercourse becomes shorter - due to accelerated ejaculation and difficulty in controlling it;
- Deterioration of potency - with inflammation of the prostate, libido falls, erection becomes weak and rare;
- There is pain in the groin - it usually gets worse after intercourse.
- It is not possible to conceive a child even with active attempts - because the quality of the sperm decreases.
All of these signs indicate that the prostate is inflamed. This happens for a variety of reasons. Quite often, the inflammatory process develops against the background of previous genital infections or hypothermia. Men who move little, smoke and rarely have sex are also at risk.
The longer the man postpones the treatment of the disease, the more prostatitis progresses. In the advanced stages, it can lead to serious consequences for the body.
Complications of prostatitis
So what is the danger of prostatitis? First of all, it greatly spoils the quality of a man's sex life. Potency in this disease is disturbed, which the patient at first blames everything for overwork and stress. However, the further away, the harder it becomes to achieve an erection, and rare episodes of intimacy end too quickly and do not bring the expected pleasure. In advanced cases, it can even reach complete erectile dysfunction.
In addition to weakening the potency, if you do not treat prostatitis, you can see how the libido gradually decreases. This is due to the fact that the level of male hormones responsible for sexual arousal decreases. Libido can also drop for psychological reasons. After all, a man of constant failures becomes nervous, insecure, anxious.
Although the disease did not have time to affect sexual potency and desire, it strongly "affects" male reproductive function. Due to the fact that the secretion of the prostate gland is not produced in the required quantity, the sperm decreases and its quality deteriorates. There are very few viable sperm in it, therefore, with advanced prostatitis, 30-40% of men develop infertility.
All this is more than enough to go to the doctor at the first symptoms of the disease. In addition, prostatitis and its consequences can be even worse:
- Prostate sclerosis: the organ becomes too dense and decreases in size, completely losing its functionality.
- Cystitis and pyelonephritis: An inflammatory focus from the prostate gland passes to the bladder and kidneys.
- Inflammation of the seminal vesicles (vesiculitis) - occurs with advanced prostatitis and rapidly spreads to the testicles, impairing a man's sexual function.
- Prostate adenoma is a benign proliferation of prostate tissue. It hinders erection and orgasm, leads to infertility and can degenerate into a malignant tumor.
- Stones inside the gland - accumulate with prolonged inflammation and provoke stagnant processes.
- Prostate abscess - occurs with purulent forms of inflammation and leads to decay and rupture of organ tissues. It is accompanied by severe pain, pus discharge and symptoms of general intoxication.
- Prostate cancer is a clear demonstration of what will happen if chronic prostatitis is not treated. With a prolonged course of the disease, the cells of the organ become atypical, a malignant tumor is formed from them. This leads to the fact that the prostate must be completely removed.
Characteristics of the treatment
The choice of treatment depends on the form and severity of the disease. Realizing the danger of acute prostatitis, the doctor usually suggests that the patient be treated in a hospital. Antimicrobial and antibiotic drugs are prescribed, while drugs and their dosage are selected individually.
When a person is diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, the consequences often manifest themselves, so complex treatment is required. During the period of exacerbation, the patient can be left in the hospital. Drugs are prescribed taking into account the complexity of the case: it is often necessary to take immunomodulators, angioprotectors and other drugs together with antibiotics. It is also advisable to reconsider your lifestyle: move more, follow a diet.
In the clinic, prostatitis is diagnosed with high accuracy and its treatment is selected individually for the patient. Doctors try to restore man's health and the quality of his sex life as much as possible. To get tested, sign up for a consultation with a urologist!