Prostatitis is the "scourge" of the male half of humanity.The age of the disease decreases every year. A few decades ago, a genitourinary function disorder was only diagnosed in men of mature age. Now prostatitis has become younger, so even 20-year-old boys and teens are not immune to it.
The difference between prostatitis and prostate adenoma
What is the difference between prostatitis and prostate adenoma? If in the first case we are talking about inflammation, in the second - about the growing tumor process. In terms of clinical manifestations, chronic prostatitis is very difficult to distinguish from an adenoma, which is why it is so important not to start the disease, but to undergo an examination as soon as possible.
Types of prostatitis
Several factors provoke prostatitis:
- bacterial - pathogens of sexually transmitted and genital infections, Escherichia coli;
- abacterial - deformation of muscle tissue due to a sedentary lifestyle and work, stress.
Acute and chronic prostatitis are forms of the disease that differ in the clinical picture and consequences.
Symptoms of the disease
One of the criteria by which the disease is differentiated is the age of the man. Prostate adenoma practically does not occur in people under the age of 45. Prostatitis is diagnosed at age 15, 25 and 40.
Signs of manifestation of prostatitis and adenoma
|ache||in acute form||in 2 or 3 phases|
|urination disorder||in acute form||constantly|
|sexual dysfunctions||at the beginning of the disease, sexual desire increases, over time - erectile dysfunction||gradual weakening of power to impotence|
|PSA indicators, ng / ml||0 to 10||up to 16|
|ultrasound data||inflammation of the prostate||the prostate gland is enlarged|
Diagnosis and treatment of prostatitis
There is no need to guess and hope at random. Prostatitis can be detected quickly and almost painlessly. A man needs to pass urine and prostate secretions for bacterial culture, undergo ultrasound or TRUS.
Regardless of the type of prostatitis detected - bacterial or abacterial - antibiotics are prescribed: amoxicillin, ceftriaxone, levofloxacin. This is not a universal set, the preparations are selected according to individual indications and always in combination with a complex of drugs and procedures to relieve the symptoms of inflammation and immune support.
diagnosis and treatment of prostate adenoma
If adenoma is suspected, in addition to standard studies, CT or MRI may be prescribed. If the PSA test is poor, a biopsy will be done.
For the treatment of prostate adenoma, 2 groups of drugs are used: to suppress tumor growth and facilitate urination. You can try medications that solve these two problems at the same time. The preparations "Palm creeping fruit extract", "Prostate extract", as an independent remedy, are ineffective.
To prevent prostatitis, follow a few simple rules:
- treat colds;
- lead an active lifestyle;
- giving up bad habits.
Regular sex is a great way to "escape" from prostatitis and adenoma, but it's no reason to forget about safety.