The prostate gland is often called the “second heart” because it is responsible for a large number of the most important physiological functions of every man.
Like any other organ, it is prone to diseases, and the most common of these is prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate. This is a rather serious illness that introduces both physiological and psychological discomfort to the life of the stronger sex. That is why, to keep men’s health longer, it is extremely important that every man who has reached puberty knows about the first symptoms of this disease, which is called “by heart”. After all, the sooner the treatment begins, the more chances to stop its development and undesirable consequences in the form of impotence or infertility.
Symptoms of prostatitis
The first signs of prostatitis can appear even at an early age – in 18 years. According to statistics, about one-third of men at the age of 30 already suffer from this disease, and by the age of 40, the number of having a full bouquet of corresponding symptoms grows to 40%.
So, the prostate gland is an unpaired androgenic organ, which is located slightly below the bladder. The upper part of the urethra passes through the prostate, so the inflammation of one of the organs is often accompanied by symptoms of inflammation in the other. Prostatitis is just called inflammation of the prostate.
Prostatitis has a rather specific symptomatology. One of its features is that if one day it appeared, then this is a serious reason not to delay the visit to the andrologist.
The main danger is that the inflammation of the prostate, beginning with the acute stage, quickly passes into a chronic form. Such a chronic disease can fester for years, not reminding oneself. While a sharp form is almost impossible to miss because of the expressive symptoms.
How not to miss prostatitis
Usually, the inflammation of the prostate begins with a sudden increase in temperature immediately to high figures – up to 38 and above degrees Celsius. In addition, acute inflammation of the prostate gland is accompanied by her edema. At the same time, it grows considerably in size. As a consequence, it compresses the upper part of the urethra, as well as the vas deferens. These processes are accompanied by pain, which is aggravated by urination.
So, that should alert:
– upset urination, which is characterized by frequent urination, while the urge for it is increasing, including at night;
– urination is accompanied by burning, pain along the course of the urethra;
– difficulty urinating;
– blood in the urine, floating “threads”;
– labored and / or painful ejaculation (ejaculation);
– blood in the semen;
– pain during sexual intercourse, arousal, and abstinence;
– frequent pain in the lower back, perineum, and pelvis;
– No erection.
Prostatitis has several types, dividing into acute, chronic, bacterial and abacterial.