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Thursday, May 8, 2014

What is prostatitis and how to deal with it?

Prostatitis is a medical term used to describe a state in men who have problems with their prostate. Prostatitis is actually a generic name for symptoms caused by the inflammation of the prostate or they are similar to those symptoms. This means that in some cases the symptoms are similar but there is no actual inflammation. This is a common occurrence, especially in young men, that appears mostly due to two reasons. The first one is recurrent flow of urine into the prostate, especially during heavy physical activity and this state is also known as chemical inflammation. The second reason is bacterial infection.

Some of the known reasons for appearance of prostate illness include – lack of physical activity, sitting in the chair or in the car for a longer period, frequent unprotected sexual intercourses with different partners, increased number of various inflammations and using medications without doctor’s supervision. Because there are numerous reasons for prostatitis, experts have decided to divide this state into four types.

The first type is so-called acute bacterial prostatitis. As the name suggests this prostatitits is caused by bacteria. Some of the symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis include – pain in the lower abdominal area, pressure in the perianal area, and interference in urination – frequent, painful and urination with burning sensation, painful ejaculation and increased prostate sensitivity. In some cases, people that are suffering from prostatitis experience increased body temperature and fever. The best way to treat acute bacterial prostatitis is to use antibiotics, antipyretics, analgesics and warm baths.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis can appear if the prostatitis sufferer doesn’t treat acute prostatisi properly. The patient has increased body temperature and feels tension and pressure in the perineum, lower back pain and disorders in the sexual life. So, if you have finished treating an acute bacterial prostatitis, it is always a good idea to visit your doctor and bring sperm and urine samples for examination. If there are signs of prostatitis you will have to take additional antibiotics. Patient may suffer erectile dysfunction if not treated properly.

Unlike previous two types, non-bacterial prostatitis doesn’t appear because of bacterial infection. It is very similar to the bacterial types but the cause cannot be detrmined. The pain that this type of prostatitis causes can last for several months. It can be detected by excluding all other possible sources, such as acute bacterial prostatitis for example. What makes this type different is that it usually appears in young men that have very active sexual life (usually with different partners) and have suffered from urethritis. Some experts believe that the main cause for non-bacterial prostatitis is the sexual intercourse or the contact to be more precise. Treatment is difficult and it lasts long, and it is generally performed by finding the right antibacterial agent.

Prostadynia is the last type of prostatitis. It is a medical condition in which the patient has all the symptoms and sign of prostatitis but the there is no evidence that it is an inflammation. In most cases it is not an inflammation and it is not treated with antibiotics.