Common Queries About Prostatitis Treatment: Frequently Asked Questions

Date:2023-07-27 click:0

The prostate is an important accessory gland in the male reproductive system, and once disease occurs, men's reproductive health will be affected. Prostatitis is one of the most common prostate diseases, mostly seen in young and middle-aged men. It is a recurring and long-lasting disease that can cause much harm.


In general, patients with prostatitis will encounter the following frequent questions during treatment: 

1. What harm does prostatitis cause without treatment?

The harm of prostatitis includes the impacts on physical function and psychological impacts. 

If the composition of prostatic fluid, which plays an important role in fertility, is abnormal due to the influence of prostatitis, it will affect the liquefaction of semen and the vitality of sperm, but generally, it does not lead to infertility. 

The prostate has an endocrine function and produces many hormones. After the patient’s infection with prostatitis, these hormones will appear abnormal and affect the body and nervous system. 

In addition, after prostatitis, the symptoms will definitely affect the patient's daily work and life and then affect the patient's mental state. 

Therefore, patients should take timely treatment measures.

2. Will prostatitis recover automatically?

Prostatitis caused by bacterial infection must be treated with antibiotics, and it cannot recover until all the bacteria are removed. So this kind of prostatitis is not self-healing. And for patients with mild symptoms of non-bacterial prostatitis, they have the chance to recover automatically, but they must change their bad habits. For instance, do not smoke or drink, do not eat spicy food, do not sit for long, do not ride a bike, and do not stay up late.

3. Which drugs can patients with prostatitis take?

Generally, patients can follow the doctor's instructions to use antibiotics and antipyretic painkillers for treatment. 

Patients with acute bacterial prostatitis can use azithromycin, ampicillin, and other antibiotics; those with chronic bacterial prostatitis commonly use levofloxacin, other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and oral tamsulosin to improve urinary symptoms.

Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis patients can likewise be treated with oral tamsulosin and optional celecoxib for pain relief. Patients inclined to take herbal medicines can also opt for Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill.

When taking the medicine, patients must strictly follow the doctor's prescription and take the medicine regularly. Even if the symptoms have disappeared, they should still take it until the treatment ends. At the same time, patients should also pay attention to dietary taboos to ensure the drug can be fully realized.

4. How to care for prostatitis during treatment?

a. Drink more water. Doing so can promote urination and thus flush the urethra, which is helpful for the discharge of prostate secretions and conducive to recovery.

b. Light diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid stimulating foods, such as chili peppers or mustard, because they irritate the prostate and aggravate inflammation.

c. Avoid sitting for a long time. Sitting for long will congest the perineum, prompting the patient to have urination difficulties. It is recommended that the patient exercise moderately, as it can help alleviate the symptoms somewhat.

d. Do not hold urine. Patients should only hold urine for a short time. Otherwise, it will increase the burden on the bladder, making patients have difficulty urinating and, in severe cases, even inducing acute urinary retention.

e. Pay attention to personal hygiene. Bathe regularly and change underwear regularly to avoid bacterial infection. If infection occurs in other body parts, timely symptomatic treatment should be carried out!

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