Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland and surrounding areas.
The age groups most at risk for this inflammation are middle-aged men, peaking between the ages of 30 and 50 .
Over the age of 45, it is a good idea to have an annual check -up, perhaps also associating a prevention ; in fact, the possibility of asymptomatic prostatitis is not rare. Some forms of prostatitis can be diagnosed with a short rectal examination or a simple urine test.
What is certain is that the discomfort and discomfort created by prostatitis (heartburn, pain, erectile difficulty, fever, nausea, blood in the urine, etc.) negatively affect the quality of life and human relationships, especially as a couple.
Symptoms vary greatly from man to man, as does their intensity, as with any other inflammation.
The most common are:
- pain and burning during urination or sexual intercourse
- frequent need to urinate
- pain in the groin, pelvic or lower back
- erectile dysfunction
What are the causes ?
It is not easy to identify the certain causes of this pathology, but the most common that the research considers are the following:
- bacterial infections : the bacteria that cause prostate problems are the same bacteria that cause urinary tract infections
- intestinal dysfunctions: a disordered intestine inevitably generates problems with the urinary tract, as there is a passage of microorganisms from it to the prostate
- incorrect diet: abuse of alcohol, salt, spicy foods and coffee
- decline in sexual performance: aged sperm that are deposited in the prostate can in fact cause toxic residues
- sports that force you to hold a fixed sitting position which is harmful to this organ, such as cycling and horse riding.
When prostatitis is not of bacterial origin, some natural remedies can be used to alleviate the discomfort and symptoms generated by inflammation:
- bathe in hot water;
- avoid alcoholic, fizzy and theine or caffeine-containing drinks;
- drink plenty of plain water (at least 6-8 glasses a day);
- avoid highly spicy or acidic foods;
- do not spend many hours sitting;
- doing physical activity;
- do not use the bicycle or do it using special padded shorts to cushion the impact on the prostate;