Prostatitis

Motion: Prostatitis
Definition: (Between Urinary Bladder and Urethra are kind of gland) inflammation or contamination. Prostatitis is not contagious. It accompany with prostate cancer rarely.
Related Body Parts: Prostate Gland
Age/Sex: Adolescence and adult men

Symptoms:

  • Desire to urinate often (burning pain when urinating)
  • Frequent urinating (waking up to urinate during the night)
  • When urinating have hard time to empty bladder
  • Fever, Chill
  • Pain halfway between scrotum and anal
  • Joints and muscle pain
  • Showing blood when urinating
  • Lower back area pain
  • When doctor examine, feeling pain

Factors:

  • Bacteria contamination (generally Gram’s negative bacteria found in excretion)
  • Bacteria contaminated will be reached at prostate through blood , Lymphatic system or
  • Bacteria contaminated will be reached at prostate directly though Urethra

Risk Factors:

  • Recent contamination in Urethra
  • Smoking
  • Excessive drinking alcoholic beverage

Protection: If one who has no past history of Prostatitis practices energetic sex life and has no possibility that leads to Prostatitis. The patient who has experience of Prostatitis can reduce chance of relapse of Prostatitis

Diagnosis: Observe and self examine whether or not abnormality is present

Observation by Doctor: Urine test and experimental test that cultivate secretion which is can be acquired when doctor examine prostate

Complications:

  • If it is not treated following symptom listed below can appear
  • Blood poisoning (bacteria enters in the blood vessel around the whole body)
  • Chronic bacteria or anti-bacteria infection (this is similar to Prostatitis but reoccurrence is easier and hard to be treated)

How to treat Prostatitis

Treatment Prognosis: Treatment is possible but most of time reoccurs
Treatment Remedy:
1. Home Remedy

  • Everyday, at least 3 times seat in 41.1 degree water for 15 minutes filling the container about 15 to 20 cm of warm water . Possibly do not use still water but flowing, circulating water.

2. Medication Therapy

  • Antibiotic (take at least 30 days) Precaution in daily life
  • Lie down and rest until fever and pain is gone. Afterward, get back to normal life
  • Even after diagnosed with Prostatitis, it’s helpful to have sex life
  • Condition(symptoms) will be lessened in 1-10 days

Dietary Treatment:

  • Not required
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverage and pungent food intake
  • In order to urinate smoothly, drink 8 to 10 glasses of water

When to consult the Specialist:

  • When symptoms felt
  • While treating symptoms, get worse or gets fever
  • After 3 days of treatment, symptoms don’t improve
  • After treatment, reoccurrence of symptom

 

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH, is an enlargement of prostate that compresses urethra thereby obstructing passageway of urine through urethra. The enlargement is due to nodules in the periurethral region of the prostate but it is not a cancer nor is it a precursor to prostate cancer. BPH is common in older male population. An estimate of 50% of male population over 50 years of age develops symptoms of BPH and the number of population with BPH increases with age. Symptoms of BPH include frequent urge to urinate, especially at night, pain during urination, slow flow of urine, difficult to urinate, bladder retention caused by backflow of urine to the bladder, erectile dysfunction. Cause of PPH include hormonal related hypertrophy of prostate due to age, decreased sexual activity related erectile dysfunction, stress, smoking and alcohol consumption. In Western medicine, doctors would recommend surgery as a best long-term solution for BPH but it would affect sexual activities of the patient. In Oriental medicine, BPH can be treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine with more than 90% success.