Chronic prostatitis is a long -term inflammatory process localized in the tissue of the prostate gland, which leads to a violation of its functional activity. The disease is spread among men. If left untreated, it can cause secondary inflammation of other organs of the genitourinary system, the development of erectile dysfunction and infertility. In this article, we look at chronic prostatitis in men in terms of symptoms and treatment.
Clinical picture in chronic prostatitis
The main symptom of chronic prostatitis is persistent pain. The pain syndrome is localized in the perineum, inguinal and suprapubic regions. It increases at the beginning and at the end of urination, during and after ejaculation, in the absence of prolonged sexual intercourse. Pain intensity varies for each individual patient. Some men show moderate discomfort, others speak of relatively severe pain.
Another characteristic symptom is an increased desire to urinate. A sick man showed that the urge to urinate had become more frequent. In this case, the process of urination is accompanied by pain. The patient should strive to initiate imitation. The flow of urine becomes weaker and intermittent, there is always a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
Chronic inflammation of the prostate gland is often accompanied by sexual dysfunction. Patients with this disease may show weak erections, premature ejaculation, decreased libido, frequent nocturnal erections, and so on. All this has a very negative impact on the psychological state of a man.
During the period of exacerbation, the clinical picture is augmented by a violation of the general condition. Symptoms such as weakness and decreased performance, loss of appetite, and a slight increase in body temperature may join.
Principles of treatment of chronic prostatitis
First of all, in chronic prostatitis, antibacterial drugs are prescribed, selected based on pathogen sensitivity. The course of antibiotic therapy is at least two weeks.
You can stop the pain syndrome with the help of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Restoring urodynamics will help pick up alpha blockers.
It should be noted that any medication can be used only as prescribed by a doctor.
In chronic inflammation, one of the main points of treatment is prostate massage. However, it is strictly prohibited in the process of acute inflammation.
In addition, various physiotherapeutic methods, such as magnetotherapy or electrophoresis, have proven themselves in the treatment of chronic prostatitis.
If there are any complications, the issue of surgical intervention, for example, transurethral resection of the prostate, can be decided.