What is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis can be defined as the inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a part of the male reproductive system. The inflammation may be because of an infection or number other causes. The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland found in men, located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra (the tube through which urine and semen exit the body). The main function of this gland is to produce seminal fluid to facilitate sperm flow through the urethra.
The different types of prostatitis:
1. Acute bacterial Prostatitis
2. Chronic bacterial Prostatitis
3. Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis
What are the potential causes of prostatitis?
Prostatitis can be caused by bacteria that transmit into the prostate gland from the urinary tract and from direct extension or lymphatic spread from the rectum. Prostatitis can also be a result of various sexually transmitted organisms like Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, or HIV. Some other bacteria’s responsible for infection are the same that are normally found in urinary tract infections, for instance Escherichia coli. However, in a number of cases (mainly in the chronic form of prostatitis), no definite cause of prostatitis is found yet.
What are the risk factors associated with prostatitis?
• A past history of prostatitis
• A recent urinary tract infection
• Recent use of a urinary catheter or a recent urologic procedure
• Enlarged prostate gland
• Local pelvic trauma or injury
• Having a structural or functional urinary tract abnormality
What are the various signs and symptoms associated with prostatitis?
The signs and symptoms of prostatitis can differ depending on the underlying cause of prostatitis. They might appear slowly or come on rapidly, and even can improve quickly (depending on the cause and treatment available). On the other hand, there is also probability that the symptoms may last for several months and they can keep recurring (it is most common in case of chronic prostatitis). However, given below are most common symptoms that can be a sign of prostatitis, these include:
• Blood in the urine
• Painful, difficult or frequent urinating
• Urethral discharge
• Rectal pain, groin pain, abdominal pain and lower back pain
• Painful ejaculation
• body aches
What is the diagnosis of prostatitis?
Health care practitioners generally diagnosed Prostatitis by analyzing a urine sample and undergoing an examination of the prostate gland. It involves a digital rectal examination to palpate the prostate gland and feel for abnormalities of the gland. In some cases, the doctor may also collect and test a sample of the prostatic fluid.
Apart from these, some additional tests that your doctor can undergo include a complete blood count (CBC), blood cultures, an electrolyte panel, a swab of urethral discharge ( in case if present), and occasionally a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level.
In the event of recurring of urinary tract infections and prostatitis, your doctor may need to evaluate your genitourinary system more closely to check your anatomic abnormalities that make you more prone to infection.
What is the treatment for prostatitis?
The exact treatment for prostatitis mainly depends on the underlying cause and type of prostatitis. All types of prostatitis need supportive care, pain control, and close follow-up with your doctor. In some cases, some individuals with prostatitis may necessitate hospitalization as well. However, the most common treatment modalities may include Antibiotics, Anti-inflammatory medications, Alpha-blockers, Warm sitz baths, Prostate massage and so on. Your doctor may also advice you to make some lifestyle changes. For instance, avoiding alcohol, caffeine and eating spicy foods. Moreover, if you do cycling or horse riding, it is recommended to suspend this activity until you improve.
What homeopathic treatment is available for prostatitis?
Homeopathy treatment for prostatitis is regarded as one of the most effective alternative treatments especially for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The homeopathy is based on the concept that the most effective way to treat an ailment or symptom is to take a tiny dose of a substance that may cause the same symptom in a healthy person. This stimulates the body’s natural healing resources and restores good health.
The most commonly used homeopathic medicines for prostatitis:
• Sabal serrulata: This homeopathic remedy is very helpful for those patients who have difficult urination or burning with urination.
• Pulsatilla: This homeopathic medicine mainly taken for pain in the prostate after urination and sharp pains in the prostate area those extend into the bladder and pelvis.
• Chimaphilla umbellate: This is one of the most effective homeopathic remedy in those cases where applied pressure aggravates soreness in the prostate gland region, especially while sitting.
• Kali bichromium: This homeopathic medicine is mainly recommended for prostate pain that is worsens by walking or men who feel like they must stand still for relief.
Friends, as you all know very well that classical homeopathic medicines are prescribed only on the basis of TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS with a clear cut identification of disease in patient and patient in disease also, even then we are providing here just a few homeopathic medicines for different types of medical problems in a short way.
But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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