When a man has prostatitis, the first thing he encounters is rejection. I thought it could happen to anyone, but not to me.In fact, it is a fairly common disease, which many men after the age of 45 are at risk of. Due to the fact that a person could not come to a diagnosis for a while, he postponed treatment with dorsal ablation, in the hope that the disease would go away on its own. But this does not happen - without the right therapy, the consequences only worsen.
How to suspect prostatitis?
Prostatitis is a condition in which the prostate gland (prostate gland) becomes inflamed. She is responsible for the production of secretions that support sperm motility and vitality. When an organ is inflamed, it will not be able to perform its functions, which is manifested by the following symptoms:
- Urination becomes difficult - the flow becomes weak, it must be tried to squeeze out, and the process itself is accompanied by pain and burning;
- The duration of sexual intercourse becomes shorter - due to rapid ejaculation and difficulty controlling it;
- Impaired potency - with prostatitis, libido decreases, erection becomes weak and rare;
- There is pain in the groin - usually the pain gets worse after intercourse.
- It is not possible to conceive a child even with active efforts - because the quality of the sperm decreases.
All of these signs indicate an inflamed prostate gland. This happens for many reasons. Often, the inflammatory process develops against the background of previous genital infection or hypothermia. Also at risk are men who move less, smoke and rarely have sex.
The longer a man delays treatment, the worse the prostatitis progresses. In the severe stage can lead to many serious consequences for the body.
Complications of prostatitis
So, is prostatitis dangerous? First of all, it greatly damages the quality of a man's sex life. The possibility of this disease is disturbed, the patient at first blames everything on overwork and stress. However, later on, the erection becomes more difficult, rare episodes of intimacy end too quickly and do not bring the desired pleasure. In advanced cases, it can even reach complete erectile dysfunction.
In addition to a weakened libido, if prostatitis is left untreated, you may find your sex drive diminishes. This is due to the fact that the level of male hormones responsible for sexual arousal decreases. Sexual desire can also decrease for psychological reasons. After all, a man from constant failures becomes stressed, insecure, anxious.
Even if the disease has not had time to affect sexual potency and desire, it has "hit" strongly on male reproductive function. Because the prostate gland does not secrete enough of the necessary amount, the sperm is less, the quality is reduced. There are very few viable sperm in it, so with advanced prostatitis 30-40% of men are infertile.
All of this is more than enough to see a doctor at the first symptoms of the disease. Furthermore, prostatitis and its consequences can be even worse:
- The prostate is sclerosed - the organ becomes too dense and decreases in size, completely losing function.
- Cystitis and pyelonephritis - a focus of inflammation from the prostate gland to the bladder and kidneys.
- Inflammation of the seminal vesicles (inflammation of the seminal vesicles) - a manifestation of a progressive prostatitis that rapidly spreads to the testicles, endangering male sexual function.
- Prostate tumor is a benign growth of prostate tissue. It interferes with erection and orgasm, leads to infertility and can degenerate into malignancies.
- Stones inside the gland - accumulate with prolonged inflammation and cause stagnant processes.
- Prostate abscess - occurs with purulent forms of inflammation and leads to decomposition and rupture of organ tissues. It is accompanied by severe pain, purulent discharge, and general symptoms of intoxication.
- Prostate cancer is a stark example of what happens if chronic prostatitis goes untreated. 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 gland must be completely removed.
The choice of treatment depends on the form and severity of the disease. Realizing the danger of acute prostatitis, doctors often recommend that the patient be treated in a hospital. Antimicrobials and antibiotics are prescribed, while the drugs and their dosages are selected individually.
When a person is diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, the consequences are often obvious, so complex treatment is required. During an exacerbation, the patient may be left in the hospital. Medications are prescribed taking into account the complexity of the case - often immunomodulators, vasopressors, and other drugs are used along with antibiotics. Also consider your lifestyle - move more, follow a diet.
In the clinic, prostatitis is diagnosed with high accuracy and treatment is selected individually for each patient. Doctors try to restore the 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!