Prostatitis is the inflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland. It can be extremely painful and distressing.
The prostate is a small gland found in men which lies between the penis and the bladder. It produces fluid that is mixed with sperm to create semen. The prostate consists of a labyrinth of prostatic ducts. These open into the prostatic portion of the urethra.
Unlike other prostate conditions, such as prostate enlargement or prostate cancer, which usually affect older men, Prostatitis can develop in men of all ages. However, it commonly affects men between the ages of 30 and 50.
Chronic Prostatitis – where the symptoms come and go over a period of several months; is the most common type; it is not usually caused by an infection. Usually there is some kind of non-bacterial inflammation. Very often, we can see small calculi (small stones) on the prostate ultrasound. In my theory, if there are too many of these stones/calculi, then symptoms are worse. We can suspect that these small stones have small bacterial colonies around or inside them. These bacterias produce protective biofilm and other mechanisms to defend against host defensive cells or antibiotics. They are irritating the prostate both mechanically and chemically. So that is why it’s practically impossible to make a prostate 100% healthy again and we concentrate on symptomatic treatment.
Globally the prevalence of Chronic Prostatitis is 2-10%. In Finland, this statistic is even higher: 14%.
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (enlargement of prostate) is often accompanied by Chronic Prostatitis. Symptoms of these two conditions can be quite similar.
Benign prostate enlargement can be diagnosed in 10% of men aged 30-40, in 20% of 40-50y.o, and in 50-60% of 60-70y.o. So it’s no surprise that doctors and scientists pay a lot of attention to this health condition.
Chronic Prostatitis can be one of the reasons why your prostate is growing faster. Unfortunately, treatment of Chronic Prostatitis is a long and time-consuming process. Moreover, it is not a fact that you will benefit from classical medicines. Drugs also usually have side effects, such as dizziness, absence of ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia (enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males). If you have tried medicines, and it seems that they have not helped, then perhaps it’s time to give a try to natural products.
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