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What is Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Date:2018-02-05 click:
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) should be distinguished from other forms of prostatitis such as chronic bacterial prostatitis and acute bacterial prostatitis since it is characterized by pelvic or perineal pain without evidence of urinary tract infection. Men with CP/CPPS can experience chronic discomfort or pain in the groin, genitals, perineum (the area between the anus and the genitals), or bladder. They may have pain with urination and ejaculation as well. Many feel anxious about the situation. But symptoms don’t happen to every man with CP/CPPS. 

CP/CPPS accounts for 90–95% of prostatitis diagnoses. It is found in men of any age, with the peak incidence in men aged 35–45 years. CP/CPPS may be inflammatory or non-inflammatory, based on levels of pus cells in expressed prostatic secretions, but these subcategories are of limited use clinically. In inflammatory cases, urine, semen, and fluid secreted by the prostate contain infection-fighting cells. But these fluids don’t contain bacteria. When CP/CPPS is non-inflammatory, no infection-fighting cells and no bacteria are found in the fluid.

Although the peripheral nervous system is responsible for starting the condition, the central nervous system is responsible for continuing the pain even without continuing input from the peripheral nerves. The symptoms of CP/CPPS appear to result from an interplay between psychological factors and dysfunction in the immune, neurological, and endocrine systems.

It appears that cold is one of the factors that can lead to CP/CPPS. Cold also causes aggravation of symptoms and can initiate a relapse. It is also suggests that food allergies and intolerances may have a role in exacerbating CP/CPPS. 

CP/CPPS can be hard to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other medical conditions. Men usually undergo a digital rectal exam, during which their doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum. By doing this, the doctor can feel any abnormalities in the prostate gland. Doctors may also analyze urine and prostatic fluid. In some cases, blood tests, ultrasounds, MRIs, or biopsies are ordered to rule out other conditions.

CP/CPPS can also be difficult to treat and, unfortunately, it cannot always be cured. It can also take some time to find what best relieves a man’s symptoms. Some strategies for treating CP/CPPS symptoms include the following:
1. Heat. Some men find relief by taking a hot bath or by applying a heating pad or hot water bottle to the affected area.
2. Changes in diet. Trigger and inflammatory foods like refined carbohydrates, gluten, sugar and artificial sweeteners, spicy foods, acidic foods, alcohol and too much caffeine can aggravate symptoms for some men.
3. Lifestyle changes. Activities that make symptoms worse, like bicycle riding, may need to be avoided. Aerobic exercise can help those sufferers who are not also suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome or whose symptoms are not exacerbated by exercise. Acupuncture has reportedly benefited some patients.
4. Pillows. Experimenting with different pillows or cushions may help a man who is uncomfortable while seated.
5. Release of overtensed muscles in the pelvic or anal area. Digital intrarectal massage, physical therapy to the area, and progressive relaxation therapy may help reduce causative stress.
6. Counseling. Psychological issues among men with CP/CPPS are common. Men with the condition have considerably higher levels of anxiety than those without it. Some experts believe that psychological problems are part of the cause of CP/CPPS. Such problems could also develop as a result. In either case, talking to a counselor may help men cope with this aspect of CP/CPPS.
7. Medications. Anti-inflammatory, pain medications, and muscle relaxants may be recommended. Alpha-blockers, which help relax muscles around the prostate,  is questionable in men with CPPS, and they are moderately beneficial when the duration of therapy was at least 3 months. Some doctors prescribe antibiotics for CP/CPPS, but this treatment option is controversial. Some have found benefits in symptoms while others have questioned the utility of a trial of antibiotics. 

At present, herbal medicine named Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can cure nonbacterial prostatitis with great therapeutic effect.Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is made from natural herbs. The main ingredients in this pill include Plantago seed, Dianthus superbus, talcum, Houttuynia cordata, Polygonum aviculare, herba laminariae, pangolin, saffron, semen persicae, honeysuckle, lignum aquilariae, etc. The ingredients in this medicine are without any chemical addition. It's safe and natural. Besides that, Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill brings no adverse side effects like damages on liver and kidney, and it is not related to any drug resistance and tolerance.

This herbal medicine can work deep in the prostate and have powerful anti-bacterial properties which can decrease dampness heat and eradicate breeding environment of various kinds of pathogens like e.coli, gonococcus, staphylococcus, chlamydia, ureaplasma urealyticum, mycoplasma hominis etc. It can also promote blood and Qi circulation, clear out the blockages and dissolve stasis, dredge the meridians and improve the immune system which interacts intimately with the endocrine and the nervous systems, tissue repair and regeneration etc.The urinary symptoms also can be cured gradually as it contains herbs that can induce diuresis to relieve stranguria. With the comprehensive effects, Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill has made a great success for helping patients get rid of chronic prostatitis in clinic.

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