We often blame nature for its apparent partiality in giving males a carefree reproductive life! We think all diseases associated with the reproductive system attack women, and men are spared! However, you will be surprised to know that even men suffer certain problems with their reproductive parts, one of them being Prostatitis, which is an infection of the prostate gland. This uncomfortable inflammation affects young men mostly, and is of bacterial or non-bacterial origin. Chronic bacterial prostatitis, acute bacterial prostatitis (sudden onset of infection), prostatodynia (chronic non-bacterial prostatitis), and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis are the different kinds of prostate infections that men can be infected with.
Painful urination, urinary frequency and urgency, urinary hesitancy, and nocturia are the major symptoms of Prostatitis. Sometimes, these may be accompanied by fever and chills. You have to visit your doctor as soon as you suspect symptoms of prostatitis in you. Your physician will suggest ways to relieve and cure your prostate infection. The type of treatment varies with the type of prostate infection.
Various Cures For Prostate Infection
Acute Bacterial Prostatitis Treatment
Antibiotics are administered to eradicate the infection. Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline, and co-trimoxazole are some of the powerful antibiotics that are administered.
Bacterocidal antibiotics (such as quinalone )are preferred over bacteriostatic antibiotics (such as tetracyclines, which do not kill the bacteria but slow down their growth). The medicines are administered in prescribed dosages for 2-4 weeks.
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
Oral antimicrobial agents are administered for prolonged periods of time such as 4-8 weeks. Fluoroquinolones and TMP-SMZ (co-trimoxazole) are effective in eradicating the bacteria. Surgery is generally not advised for chronic bacterial Prostatitis, unless the infection is of a recurrent nature.
Trans uretheral resection of the propstrate(TURP) and Transurethral vaporization of the prostate (TUVP) are suggested for removal of prostatic stones, which may cause infection.
Soaking in a sitz bath, using pillows as props for sitting, and avoiding activities such as bicycling (that put pressure on the prostrate), relax the gland. Restriction on alcohol, caffeine and acidic or spicy foods improves prostrate health during prostatitis.
Prostodynia (Chronic Prostatitis)
Chronic Prostatitis is of non-bacterial origin. The prostrate pain may be of psychological origin. It may be due to anxiety or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive disorder). Stretching exercises, prostrate massaging, and progressive relaxation therapy are done on the patient.
Stress reduction is seen to be beneficial in alleviating Prostodynia. Treatment usually includes a combination of psychological counseling, exercising and medicine administration. Alpha blockers are administered along with Ibuprofen and antibiotics.
Alpha blockers relax the junction of the prostrate and the urinary bladder. These, along with pain killers such as Ibuprofen provide relief from pain. Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA) is a surgical procedure that is implemented to cure Prostodynia.
Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis
Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis does not show any external symptoms. The presence of this condition is detected when the patient undergoes medical examinations for other issues. This type of prostatitis does not require any treatment.
As in the case of infertility, Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis is also given antibiotics, as it is an infection. However, the effect of antibiotics is found to be pretty weak on those suffering from Type 1V Prostatitis.