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You Won’t Believe What Causes Prostatitis! Live Without Pain!

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Over 8% of men that come to urologists are diagnosed with prostatitis. The statistic means that nearly each tenth men on this planet is affected by the disease that has a very wide etiology and can result into a bunch of various health issues. The amount of complications and problematic conditions that it may cause is also quite versatile.

There are ways to prevent the occurrence of prostatitis, but none of them will 100% guarantee that you will not face the issue. However, it is generally recommended to try lowering your chances to experience what it means to have a prostate gland with an inflammation. The simplest advices:

  1. Do not sit on cold surfaces like metal or stone;
  2. Avoid being in cold for extended periods of time without proper clothes;
  3. Live actively, eat healthily, and workout regularly;
  4. Use preemptive therapy like prostate massage;
  5. Follow the general rules of hygiene.

These are basic rules to follow if you want to avoid prostatitis. In this exact blog post we won’t cover symptoms of the disease and instead will try to explain why men have it and how you should live to avoid it. While these guidelines above are helpful, they are obvious and aimed at improving your general health thus lowering your chances to get any kind of disease. However, the etiology of prostatitis is a bit more intricate.

Types of Prostatitis.

What is prostatitis? This is a medical condition that occurs when cells in the tissue of the prostate gland is inflamed resulting in temporary increasing the gland’s size. The inflammation causes pains, body temperature rise, and heavy discomfort in the abdomen. While the mechanism of the disease is well-studied, the etiology for a long time had been quite messy. In 1999, the NIDDK organization (aka National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases) created a new classification system that allowed urologists to diagnose the issue correctly and pick the right therapy.

The new classification was warmly accepted by the medical community. Let’s overview them briefly.

  • Acute Prostatitis (previously Acute Bacterial Prostatitis) is a type of the disease when the inflammation is caused by bacterial invasion. Highly dangerous when not addressed immediately and causes severe pain.
  • Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis is generally a consequence of UTI (urinary tract infection). Returns periodically if the UTIs are not treated appropriately.
  • Inflammatory and Noniflammatory CP/CPPS. Abbreviations refer to chronic prostatitis and pelvic pain syndrome respectively. This issue is not caused by bacteria and accounts for the overwhelming majority of all clinical cases of prostatitis.
  • Assymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis. This is a sneaky disease type that can be hidden from a diagnosis for a long time due to not causing pains or discomfort and gradually causing symptoms of leukocytosis.

As seen from the description to each type, the etiology and causes of prostatitis differ greatly depending on the character of a clinical case. In some scenarios, the issue is a consequence of bad hygiene. In other situations, a combination of psychological, psychological, endocrinal factors may cause a severe inflammation of the prostate gland.

Causes of CP/CPPS.

This is the most common type of prostatitis accounting for over 90% of all clinical cases. The etiology of this condition is incredibly wide. The inflammation can be caused by a variety of separate factors and/or combinations of factors. The exact etiology is still not yet thoroughly studied and lots of theories are being debated at the moment. However, some causes are more likely to be real.

  • Overall bad health. A combination of problems with metabolism, physiological issues, and psychological distress can easily result in CP or CPPS. Leading a healthy lifestyle is imperative to avoid these diseases.
  • Bladder issues. Various problematic conditions with bladder may cause CP/CPPS easily. This means that BPH is indirectly causing prostatitis.
  • Climate and ecology. Patients is colder regions are diagnosed with this type of prostatitis much more often than people in other regions. Sitting on cold stone and metal, swimming in cold water for too long, and staying outside – this leads to CP and CPPS.
  • Eating gluten-rich foods. Urologists are debating whether these issues are caused by foods or not. Some say that eating gluten and lots of omega-6 acids may be what causes prostatitis. However, the matter is not studied thoroughly. Many specialists suggest elimination diet to some patients in order to remove problematic foods from the ration.

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis.

A wide array of hostile microorganisms can invade your organism and cause a rich variety of diseases including ABP. Obvious preemptive measures include good hygiene, avoiding bathing in public places, careful usage of public toilets, and not eating spoiled or badly washed food. Undercooked food is a number 1 cause of bacterial infections alongside untreated open wounds and scratches.

Different bacterial invasions are the only etiology here and you should avoid them in general to prevent prostatitis.

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis.

One of the core issues with diagnosing this type of prostatitis is that unlike ABP, this one may not cause pains or discomfort in the prostate gland itself for a long time. Hidden by symptoms of a UTI, this disease can progress unnoticed for a long time. This is usually a complementary condition for a urinary tract infection and both are treated with antibiotics.

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia is an indirect cause of this issue due to causing bladder blockage and resulting into UTIs quite often. Treating and preventing BPH help in avoiding Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis.

Assymptomatic Inflammation.

This is a worrying disease that often accompanies cancer. When an inflammation of an otherwise healthy prostate gland is detected, testing for cancer should be started immediately. Simultaneously, a course of antibiotics is usually prescribed.

This issue is quite often a consequence of benign prostate hyperplasia.

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