How to treat prostatitis?
Prostatitis is the most common disease among the male half of humanity over thirty years of age. It is characterized by inflammation of the prostate gland, which is provoked by the penetration of pathogenic microbes into its tissue. The neglected form of the disease can lead to the most serious complications and problems, the main of which can be called erectile dysfunction and infertility. Therefore, it is necessary to take action in the early stages of the disease. In this article we will explain how to treat prostatitis yourself at home.
What treats prostatitis
Naturally, even if you have recently discovered inflammation of the prostate gland, it is not recommended to start self-treatment immediately. This is especially true of various means of traditional medicine, which do not help everyone, and sometimes can cause the opposite effect. Therefore, before wondering how to treat the prostate itself, it is necessary to consult with a doctor.
Treatment of prostatitis directly depends on the complexity and nature of the disease. There are four main types of inflammation of the prostate:
- acute prostatitis;
- infectious prostatitis;
- congestive prostatitis;
- bacterial prostatitis.
Depending on the type of disease, the following most effective common treatment methods are used:
- massage treatments;
- means of traditional medicine.
Very often, doctors recommend complex treatment, in which you can combine these methods.
How to treat the prostate with medication
Drug therapy in the treatment of inflammation of the prostate involves the use of various antibacterial drugs. For example, in America the treatment of chronic prostatitis with antibiotics is widespread, even if the presence of bacteria in the prostate secretion is not established.
In the case when the antimicrobial drugs do not have an effective effect, you should use various means to eliminate pain, as well as disorders of the process of urination. In this situation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are most often recommended for use.
Consider how to treat prostatitis yourself with medications for various types of this disease:
- Pain relievers help relieve pain in acute prostatitis (for example, analgin, diphenhydramine, novocaine, etc.). However, in a severe form of the disease, the doctor may also prescribe about five types of antibiotics. Hospitalization is also possible.
- The goal of treating infectious prostatitis is to eliminate the source of infection, so non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, indomethacin, ibuprofen, etc.), as well as medicines that improve microcirculation (prostatilen, vitaprost, etc.) should be used with antibiotics.
- In case of congestive prostatitis, self-treatment is contraindicated: this form has rather dangerous consequences, therefore it requires the intervention of a physician. As a rule, the use of antibiotics and antibacterial agents in this case is accompanied by the use of some popular recipes.
- The same can be said about bacterial prostatitis, when the presence of inflammatory cells in the prostate is observed and the antibacterial effect may not give results. In this case, you should be under the constant supervision of a physician.
How to treat prostate yourself with massage
Prostate massage is one of the effective treatments for prostatitis. It should be carried out with a full bladder to make it easier to get the desired area with your finger.
For the implementation of the massage you need to lie on your right side and press your legs to the stomach. You should wear a rubber glove on your right hand and, having smeared your index finger with Vaseline, slowly insert it into the anus. The prostate should be felt on a dimple of approximately 4–5 cm. First, you should easily massage the right, then the left lobe.
Finish the procedure with smooth pressing movements on the central part of the prostate. You can repeat this massage daily for 12-15 days.
However, you should be aware that sometimes such a procedure is contraindicated in:
- acute prostatitis;
- inflammation of the anus;
- exacerbations of hemorrhoids;
- malignant tumor.