Treatment of Prostatitis at Welling Homeopathy Clinics, includes a tailor-made homeopathy treatment, chalked out for you by our specialists. The treatment for prostatitis can help in faster recovery and long term freedom from disease. See our specialists today to know more about our treatment of Prostatitis.
What is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis is a frequently painful condition that involves inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the areas around the prostate.
Scientists have identified four types of prostatitis:
- chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- acute bacterial prostatitis
- chronic bacterial prostatitis
- asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis
Men with asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis do not have symptoms. A health care provider may diagnose asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis when testing for other urinary tract or reproductive tract disorders. This type of prostatitis does not cause complications and does not need treatment.
Symptoms of Prostatitis
The symptoms associated with prostatitis can vary depending on the underlying cause of prostatitis. The symptoms may appear slowly or come on quickly, and they may improve rapidly (depending on the cause and treatment available) or they may last for several months and they can keep recurring (chronic prostatitis). The rapidity and severity of onset is usually most pronounced with acute bacterial prostatitis. The following are signs and symptoms that may be present with prostatitis:
- Painful, difficult and/or frequent urinating
- Blood in the urine
- Groin pain, rectal pain, abdominal pain and/or low back pain
- Fever and chills
- Malaise and body aches
- Urethral discharge
- Painful ejaculation or sexual dysfunction
Causes of Prostatitis
Acute prostatitis is usually caused when bacteria in the urinary tract enter the prostate. The urinary tract includes the bladder, kidneys, the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), and the urethra.
In chronic prostatitis, signs of infection in the prostate gland can’t usually be found. In these cases, the cause of symptoms isn’t clear.
Risk factors for Prostatitis
Risk factors for acute prostatitis include:
- having a urinary tract infection (UTI) in the recent past
- having an indwelling urinary catheter (a flexible tube that’s used to drain urine from the bladder)
- having a prostate biopsy
- having a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
- having HIV or AIDS
- having a problem with your urinary tract
- anal sex
- injuring your pelvis
Risk factors for chronic prostatitis
- being middle-aged (30-50 years of age)
- having prostatitis in the past
- having other painful abdominal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- sexual abuse
How To Diagnose Prostatitis?
A digital rectal examination (DRE) is used to determine if the prostate gland is tender or swollen. To perform a DRE, the physician inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the patient’s rectum to feel the surface of the prostate gland through the rectal wall and assess its size, shape, and consistency.
A three-part urinalysis is the standard diagnostic tool. Two urine specimens are collected and analyzed, followed by a prostate massage and a third urine sample is collected that contains prostatic fluid.
During the prostate massage, the physician inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to massage the surface of each lobe of the prostate gland, resulting in the release of prostate fluids. Prostate massage should not be used if ABP is suspected because massage may encourage the spread of bacteria.
Urinalysis determines the presence of white blood cells (leukocytes) in the urine. Leukocytes help the body to fight infection; a high number indicates a bacterial infection. A
urine culture is performed to identify bacteria.
Nonbacterial prostatitis is diagnosed when tests reveal no bacteria in the urine or prostatic secretions. There is no test to diagnose prostatodynia; it is diagnosed after eliminating other probable causes (e.g., kidney stones, interstitial cystitis, urethral cancer).
Prostatitis may increase the level of Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. PSA is a substance naturally produced in the prostate gland, and high levels in the blood may sometimes – but not always – be a sign of prostate cancer. For that reason, if there is the elevation of PSA level and the patient also has acute prostatitis, he should be rechecked after he has been treated with antibiotics.
Videourodynamics: In cases where there is a history of chronic prostatitis, evaluation of potential contributing factors or underlying causes is done. Videourodynamics is a special examination that analyzes bladder function and the flow of the urine in the urinary tract. For instance, in patients with chronic prostatitis, this test can be helpful to find out whether any structure is producing blockage of the urinary tract.
Can Prostatitis be Prevented?
Most cases of prostatitis cannot be prevented. Having safe sex can lower your chance of getting prostatitis caused by some infections.
Treatment of Prostatitis
Treatment for prostatitis depends on the underlying cause and type of prostatitis. Conventionally antibiotics are prescribed if the cause is a bacterial infection. All forms of prostatitis require pain control if needed, treatment, relief of complications and side effects, and closely monitored by your doctor. In certain instances, some people with prostatitis may need to be hospitalized for treatment.
Homeopathy Medicines for Prostatitis
Homeopathy treatment of prostatitis should be tailor-made for complete cure. Most patients with chronic or recurring Prostatitis show significant positive results in about four months. If it is chronic, the treatment may be longer for complete cure. Most cases treated with Welling Homeopathy are able to get better without any course of antibiotics.
The patients who have mild prostate enlargement can check if surgery can be avoided using homeopathy. Many patients have found homeopathy successfully working for them.
See our specialists today to know more about our treatment of Prostatitis.