How to Prevent Prostatitis
Prevent Prostatitis. Prostatitis is a disease of the men’s prostate. The prostate gland is a small organ, which is the part of the reproductive system in a man. It is located at the base of the bladder, wrapping around the urethra. Due to such an arrangement, any of its dysfunctions causes the problems with both the bladder and urination.
Throughout their life, many men may experience this disease that occurs from infection.
But there is also non-infectious prostatitis. Generally, there are different paths to infection, which can be transmitted in the following ways:
Sexually, from the partner.
In a hematogenous way; that is, bacteria enters during operations, or from animal bites/tooth extraction/skin injury, etc. get into the blood.
In a lymphatic way, when the infection is transmitted through the lymph fromneighboring infected organs.
Those germs can include various bacteria, viruses, fungi, and specific microorganisms.
The flu, virus and ureaplasma can also lead to prostatitis. Prostate can be affected by the microorganism Chlamydia too. This is an intracellular parasite, which is similar to the virus and bacteria.
Why do some people get easily sick with prostatitis, but others don’t show any signs?
A predisposition to this disease depends on the condition of immune functions. If the man’s immunity is weakened and there is inflammation in his body, it is likely that he will get sick with prostatitis. Also, the disease of prostatitis is affected by hormonal disorders and nervous stresses.
Normally, bacteria and viruses penetrate into the prostate gland through the urethra or sperm ducts.
In other cases, they can infect the prostate gland from either the kidney or the bladder.
Congestive occurrences in the prostate can also cause prostatitis.
The disease may pass quickly, but usually manifests as chronic.
How Is Prostatitis Shown?
When the manifestation of prostatitis infection occurs, the body temperature rises to 102.2 F (39 C). The patient has painful and frequent urination. There is severe pain in the groin and perineum. The patient has a feeling that the entire lower part of the pelvis aches painfully. Urination is difficult. In severe cases, there is acute urinary retention. In this case, medical emergency and hospital treatment are necessary.
The chronic form of infectious prostatitis is rare.
Non-infectious prostatitis appears less symptomatically than infectious prostatitis. Diagnosis of this particular prostatitis is based on bacterial absence in the prostate fluid. Yet, the presence of leukocytes in urine indicates inflammation. So far, there are no clear reasons for such inflammation. The chronic non-infectious form occurs with an aching pain in the perineum and externalia, the sacrum, or the pubic area, especially at rest. Frequent urination is painful, especially at night. When a man has chronic prostatitis, there is weakened sensation during intercourse. Sometimes, there is even a slight fever.
What Are the Causes of Non-infectious Prostatitis?
Men, who suffered from urethra inflammation or any sexually transmitted diseases, are most often affected by non-infectious prostatitis.
One of the reasons is the congestion of the prostate gland.
Prostatitis can be also caused by an infectious agent that has not yet been identified in the laboratory.
Strong stresses can cause muscle contraction of the perineum, keeping them relieved, and thus irritating the prostate. Instead of going through the urethra, the fluids return to prostate and irritate the inner tissues.
Non-infectious prostatitis can occur when a man is lifting weights with a filled bladder.
There is a number of mechanical effects on the prostate, which can cause prostatitis, such as long-term vibration, jogging, etc.
Any form of prostatitis requires the consultation of a professional doctor.
Proper nutrition can help in treatment of prostatitis. A balanced, rich in fiber diet will help normalize bowel function, as well as reduce the likelihood of constipation.
The diet should include seafood, veal liver, nuts, legumes, beets, oranges, bread with wheat bran, soy products, raspberries, blueberries, and other foods containing zinc. Zinc helps to heal tissues and improves a reproductive function of prostate.
It’s necessary to exclude strong tea, coffee, alcohol and spicy foods, which can irritate the prostate gland.
It is also important to stop smoking, because it affects venous circulation. Therefore, congestion can occur in the prostate.
Normal sexual activity, combined with no hypothermia, excessive vibration, and perineal injury will reduce the risk of prostatitis.
In a simple manner, prostatitis can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle.