Worst nightmare in man’s life – problems with potency. They may also occur due to prostatitis, which many people don`t immediately pay attention to.
“Thus, inflammation of prostate gland affects not a few – it occurs as much as 35% of men aged 30–50 years, and its possible complication – prostate adenoma – in two out of four men over 50,” says Alexander Kostyrko, urologist, chief doctor of Nezhinsk Central City Hospital.
In addition to typical prostatitis signs (urinary disturbance, erection, decreased libido), there are number of other symptoms that, at first glance, are completely irrelevant to “male problem”.
Low back pain
Prostate itself doesn`t hurt, but nerve endings, that run from prostate gland to pelvic organs react sensitively to disease. Therefore, when prostate often appear aching dull pain in sacrum and lower back, there is pain when flexing or stiffness when trying to turn to side.
Prostatitis, like other inflammatory diseases, is accompanied by body intoxication. As a result, man appears weakness, decreased performance and rapid fatigue.
Decrease in testosterone levels, which occurs in prostate gland diseases, and same intoxication provoke disturbances in nervous system functioning. It becomes more sensitive to external factors, as result, sudden irritability, hot temper and depression may develop.
Pain during defecation
Since nerve endings from prostate gland pass through pelvic organs, when going to toilet, there may be feeling of discomfort or even pain in rectum, which in fact aren`t related to digestive tract.
Constipation and indigestion
When prostate is prolonged, abnormalities in ureter occur, causing malfunctions of kidneys. This leads to intoxication and, as a result, reduced appetite, digestive problems and constipation. In turn, problems with defecation and slagging of body can lead to inflammatory processes in prostate, since blood circulation in pelvic organs is reduced and immunity decreases. And circle closes.
Often, sign of acute inflammatory process in prostate may be slight or strong fever. (37–39 degrees), body aches, chills. All this may seem like common cold, but if these are consequences of prostatitis, then they wouldn`t go away in week.
Loss or difficulty in weight gain
With prostate disease in body decreases level of male sex hormone – testosterone. In this regard, muscle mass may decrease (including despite increased nutrition and exercise), or, conversely, causeless weight gain to occur.
Anemia (signs – paleness and dryness of skin, weakness, dizziness) can develop as result of inflammatory process (including prostatitis), and with appearance of tumors in body (with adenoma). After all, these pathological processes arise due to decrease in amount of iron necessary for production of hemoglobin, as well as decrease in life span of red blood cells.
Bad breath, constant thirst
With development of prostate adenoma or prostatitis, expansion of upper urinary tract and renal dysfunction occurs. This, in particular, is accompanied by dry mouth, constant thirst and unpleasant smell from mouth.
Every year, men over 30 should come to urologist. In addition, for prevention of the disease, it is useful to do daily special exercises that activate blood flow in pelvic organs and improve muscles tone of prostate gland, normalizing outflow of secretions.
For most effective treatment, doctor (urologist or andrologist) will prescribe complete blood count (to estimate number of blood cells, presence of blood parasites, hemoglobin level and preliminary assessment of patient’s condition), analysis of prostate secretion and urethra (detects inflammation and its severity), bacterial culture urine. You may also need computer or magnetic resonance imaging to determine severity of inflammation, identify compaction and tissue deformation.