What is Prostatitis and How do you Treat It?
Did you know that 10-12% of all men experience prostatitis symptoms, and it also accounts for nearly 2 million yearly visits to outpatient urology practices in the United States?
What Is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. This walnut-sized gland is part of the male reproductive system, and it is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostatitis is mainly caused by bacteria, which gets into the prostate gland from the urinary tract, as well as from direct extension or lymphatic spread from the rectum.
It may also be caused by various sexually transmitted organisms such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and people with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection (AIDS) are more likely to get Prostatitis. With symptoms including painful ejaculation, painful urination, groin pain, urethral discharge, and blood in the urine, acute prostatitis can develop into chronic if left untreated.
How Can You Treat Prostatitis?
Prostatitis treatment is usually tailored to the kind of symptoms you are experiencing. The common effective treatment methods are;
Antibiotics: These help to combat the bacteria that cause prostatitis. They are administered based on the type of bacteria and the severity of the symptoms. Four to six weeks of oral antibiotics may be prescribed, or intravenous antibiotics might be recommended, in the case of chronic or severe prostatitis.
Alpha blockers: These ease symptoms of prostatitis by relaxing the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate meets your bladder.
Anti-inflammatory agents: The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for prostatitis can reduce some of the symptoms and gradually improve your health.
Prostate massage: Regular prostate massage, by an experienced physician, is also quite effective in controlling prostatitis and helps relieve pressure by draining prostrate fluid from the inflamed ducts.
All prescribed medications to treat prostatitis must be taken as directed by a qualified physician.
Alternative DrMCare provides protocols to help men naturally prevent and support relief from the symptoms of prostatitis.
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