Why is prostatitis dangerous if left untreated?

When a man develops prostate, the first thing he encounters is denial. It seemed like it could happen to anyone but him.symptoms of prostatitis in a manIn fact, it is a very popular disease, which many men risk passing on after the age of 45 years. Due to the fact that a person can not agree with the diagnosis for some time, he postpones treatment in the back burner, hoping that the disease will disappear on its own. But that does not happen - without proper therapy, the consequences only get worse.

How to suspect prostate?

Prostatitis is a pathology in which the prostate (prostate gland) becomes inflamed. It is responsible for the production of secretions that support the movement and vitality of sperm. When an organ is inflamed, it becomes unable to perform its functions, which is manifested by the following symptoms:

  • Urination becomes difficult - the current becomes weak, it must be squeezed with effort and the process itself is accompanied by pain and burning;
  • Sexual intercourse becomes shorter - due to accelerated ejaculation and difficulty in controlling it;
  • Deterioration of strength - with inflammation of the prostate, decreased libido, erection becomes weak and infrequent;
  • There is pain in the groin - it usually gets worse after intercourse.
  • It is not possible to conceive a child even with active effort - because the quality of the sperm decreases.

All of these signs indicate that the prostate is inflamed. This happens for a variety of reasons. Very often, the inflammatory process takes place against the background of previous genital infections or hypothermia. At risk are also men who move less, smoke and rarely have sex.

The longer a man delays the treatment of the disease, the more the prostate progresses. In advanced stages, it can lead to serious consequences for the body.

Complications of prostatitis

So what is the risk of prostatitis? First of all, it greatly impairs the quality of a man's sex life. The potential in this disease is disturbed, that the patient initially blames everything on overwork and stress. However, the further, the harder it becomes to reach a meeting, and the rare episodes of intimacy end very quickly and do not bring the expected satisfaction. In advanced cases, it can even achieve complete erectile dysfunction.

In addition to weakening potency, if you do not treat prostatitis, you can see how libido gradually decreases. This is due to the fact that the level of male hormones responsible for sexual arousal decreases. Libido can also drop for psychological reasons. After all, a man from constant failures becomes nervous, insecure, anxious.

Even if the disease did not have time to affect sexual power and desire, it "hits" strongly the male reproductive function. Due to the fact that the secretion of the prostate gland is not produced in the required amount, the sperm becomes less, and its quality deteriorates. There is very little stable sperm in it, therefore, with advanced prostate, 30-40% of men develop infertility.

All this is more than enough to go to the doctor at the first symptoms of the disease. Moreover, prostatitis and its consequences can be even worse:

  • Prostate sclerosis - the organ becomes too dense and shrinks in size, completely losing its functionality.
  • Cystitis and pyelonephritis - an inflammatory focus from the prostate gland passes to the bladder and kidneys.
  • Inflammation of the seminal vesicles (vesiculitis) - manifests itself with advanced prostate and quickly spreads to the testicles, endangering a man's sexual function.
  • Prostate adenoma is a benign proliferation of prostate tissue. Stops erection and orgasm, leads to infertility and can degenerate into a malignant tumor.
  • Glandular stones - accumulate with prolonged inflammation and provoke stagnant processes.
  • Prostate abscess - occurs with purulent forms of inflammation and leads to decomposition and rupture of organ tissues. It is accompanied by severe pain, pus discharge and symptoms of general intoxication.
  • Prostate cancer is a clear demonstration of what will happen if chronic prostatitis is not treated. With a prolonged course of the disease, the cells of the organ become atypical, from them a malignant tumor is formed. This leads to the fact that the prostate must be completely removed.

Treatment characteristics

The choice of treatment depends on the form and severity of the disease. Understanding the risk of acute prostatitis, the doctor usually suggests that the patient be treated in a hospital. Antimicrobial drugs and antibiotics are prescribed, and the drugs and their dosage are chosen individually.

When a person is diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, the consequences often manifest, therefore, complex treatment is necessary. During the period of deterioration, the patient may be left in the hospital. Drugs are prescribed taking into account the complexity of the case - it is often necessary to take immunomodulators, angioprotectants and other drugs along with antibiotics. It is also recommended to review your lifestyle - move more, follow a diet.

In the clinic, prostatitis is diagnosed with high accuracy and its treatment is chosen individually for the patient. Doctors try to restore the man's health and quality of his sex life as much as possible. To get tested, sign up for a consultation with a urologist!