Prostatitis is a common disease in the male half of mankind, characterized by inflammation of the prostate. The pathology may occur in the background of prostate infection and may also manifest as age-related changes and passive lifestyle in the background of degenerative disorders.
Prostatitis can be acute or chronic, the latter occurring in the absence of timely treatment of acute prostatitis. Calculus prostatitis is a complex form of chronic prostatitis. Such pathology causes pain, severely disrupts the urination process, and may even require surgery.
Chronic inflammatory prostatitis
Calculitis of the prostate is a chronic inflammatory disease of the prostate gland in which tartar (stones) is formed. The disease always occurs in the background of a long and sluggish chronic prostatitis and is very often a complication of it.
According to statistics, the disease is detected in about 8% of men who turn to a urologist or andrologist. Calculous prostatitis occurs in patients over 40 years of age. At this age, the disease is associated with STIs, after 50 years the pathology manifests itself in the background of prostate adenoma, and after 70 years in the background of male menopause.
The calculus form of prostatitis is the most severe. It is poorly tolerated by patients, causes a lot of inconvenience and is quite difficult to treat. And all because stones that consist of lime salts, phosphates, and other dense elements appear in the excretion channels.
Causes of calcified prostatitis
The stones can be exogenous and endogenous. Exogenous stones are formed only when urethro-prostate reflux is detected, when urine does not leave the body but enters the channels of the prostate. Salts in the urine are deposited in the channels of the prostate, condensing and forming stones.
Endogens, in turn, develop in the background of prostate congestion, which is accurately observed in chronic prostatitis. The stones can be both primary and secondary.
The primary ones form in the prostate and its ducts, while the secondary ones migrate from the kidneys or bladder. The latter situation is possible in cases where a man suffers from urolithiasis.
Calculus prostatitis is caused by congestion of the prostate in the setting of advanced chronic bacterial or non-bacterial prostatitis. The following factors may provoke this condition:
- Passive lifestyle, lack of exercise in general, sedentary work.
- Lack of sex. In this case, the secret of the prostate does not come out but stagnates.
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate adenoma).
- Chronic infections of the urinary system.
- Cheeky lifestyle, alcohol consumption, promiscuity.
- Constant stress, chronic fatigue.
- Avitaminosis, malnutrition.
- Persistent hypothermia.
- Refusal to treat prostatitis for a long time.
In general, the causes of calculated prostatitis are no different from those of chronic prostatitis.
Symptoms of calculous prostatitis
Signs of calculated prostatitis:
- Painful pain radiates to the groin, to the coccyx, to the scrotum.
- Pain during urination, ejaculation, defecation.
- Urinary disorders, especially urinary retention, sluggish rays, frequent cravings.
- Blood may be present in semen and urine.
- Excretion from the urogenital tract.
- Different degrees of erectile dysfunction, especially slow erections, no erections at all, premature ejaculation.
It should be noted that calculous prostatitis may be completely asymptomatic and is no different in its manifestations from slow chronic prostatitis. But stones that form in the prostate for a long time lead to serious complications, including an abscess of the gland, its complete breakdown, and the development of vesiculitis.
Medical treatment of calcululous prostatitis
Chronic calculus prostatitis detected in time can be treated conservatively. In this case, the following groups of drugs are prescribed:
- Antibiotics for bacterial infection. Selected on an individual basis.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Anticonvulsants and analgesics to relieve pain.
- Alpha blockers to restore fluid leakage.
- Vitamins to strengthen general immunity.
Conservative treatment includes a visit to physiotherapy, such as a magnet, electrophoresis, ultrasound. But prostate massage with calculous prostatitis is categorically contraindicated. Physical impact leads to prostate stone trauma, increased swelling, and pain.
You should follow a diet during treatment. It is forbidden to consume alcohol, fatty, spicy, salty and fast food. In order to strengthen the immune system, the principles of proper nutrition should be followed to consume as many vegetables and fruits as possible.
If conservative treatment is ineffective or the stones are already very large, surgical treatment will be needed. In the presence of an abscess, the prostate opens, the pus coming out of it along with the stones.
If the stones are agile, they try to push them into the bladder and then dissolve them with non-surgical lithotripsy. In severe cases, complete removal of the gland is practiced in the presence of large and fixed stones as well as prostate adenoma. The radical treatment method is used quite rarely, in advanced cases.
Treatment of calcular prostatitis by folk methods
It is better not to treat calculous prostatitis with folk remedies so that you can start the disease even more and lose the organ completely. Only folk remedies may be used in the complex therapy prescribed by the andrologist after the examination. But before you start taking this or that medicine, it is better to consult your doctor about the compatibility of the medicine with the prescribed medicines.
From calculous prostatitis, folk remedies have been proposed that have an anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect and also eliminate stagnant processes. These funds are:
- Rosehip root infusion.
- Sage decoction.
- Infusion of birch bark with lemon juice.
- A decoction of adonis, gout and tough bed straw, mixed in equal proportions.
- Infusion of roots and parsley.
- Leakage treatment is also useful for strengthening the immune system and combating inflammatory processes.
Do not use therapeutic enemas and rectal suppositories that are self-formulated for culculous prostatitis. Exceptions are situations where pharmacy medications are prescribed by a doctor. The introduction of house suppositories can lead to prostate irritation and swelling.
Prevention of prostatitis
Currently, prostatitis is a very common disease. After 40-45 years, every second man suffers from some degree of illness. Therefore, experts are urging men to be responsible for their health and prevent prostatitis from an early age.
Prevention of culinary prostatitis is the timely and appropriate treatment of acute inflammation of the prostate. We also recommend that you follow these tips:
- Have sex regularly to keep your prostate juice circulating and not stagnating.
- Lead an active lifestyle, do exercises, play sports.
- Dress up according to the weather, do not overcool.
- Eat right, avoid vitamin deficiency.
- Avoid promiscuity, defend against STDs.
The main prevention, then, is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to have a good sex life. If a man takes care of his health, he will surely be able to avoid chronic prostatitis.
Calculus prostatitis is a neglected form of chronic prostatitis but is very common. This suggests that most men are unwilling to treat the prostatitis they later suffer from.
The sooner treatment for prostatitis begins, the better for the patient. In most cases, the formation of stones can be avoided if you consult an andrologist in time.