Despite the fact that prostatitis is considered a disease that only affects men over the age of 40, it is often diagnosed in young men. What are the reasons for the development of urological diseases in young people?
What is prostatic disease
Prostatitis is a purely male disease that is caused by inflammation of the prostate gland.
The disease can occur in one of two forms - acute or chronic. The acute form is characterized by pronounced symptoms, and the chronic form is not easy to diagnose because its manifestations are less noticeable.
Prostatitis can cause serious complications in the form of a complete loss of sex drive or infertility.
It is extremely important to recognize the symptoms of prostatitis and seek medical help promptly.
The main signs of prostatitis include:
- Painful urination.
- Pain in the groin and lower abdomen.
- Decreased libido and sex drive.
- Frequent urination.
- Increased body temperature, sweating.
- Premature ejaculation.
- Rapid fatigue, general weakness.
The cause appeared after 20 years
The causes of the development of prostatitis in young men are often associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and a careless attitude to their health.
The most common causes of prostatitis at a young age are unprotected sex or promiscuous sex. First of all, a host of very dangerous STIs can be passed from sexual partners to men.
Any disease that goes unnoticed or ignored after a while necessarily causes complications for the prostate. The difficulty lies in the fact that some infectious diseases develop without symptoms, so identifying them is quite a problem.
The most detrimental to men's health are the following inflammatory diseases:
- Skin disease.
- Trichomoniasis infection.
Once entering the body, these pathogens gradually follow the urethra to the prostate gland. This leads to infectious prostatitis, which necessarily requires treatment. If the infection is not treated in time, it will turn into a chronic stage.
Another common cause of prostatitis in men over the age of 20 is prolonged sexual abstinence and frequent physical exertion. Due to a lot of sex with many different partners, and the lack of sex can lead to prostatitis. Regular intimate life ensures normal blood circulation in the pelvic organs and protects from blockages in the prostate.
Abstinence from sex disrupts the natural functions of the organ, eventually leading to inflammation.
Another common cause of illness in young people is hypothermia. If you spend a long time outdoors in windy and frosty weather and don't wear very warm clothes, the groin area starts to hurt - this is the body's way of signaling danger. Then, severe hypothermia can lead to prostatitis.
Cause appeared after 30 years
In general, prostatitis in thirty-year-old men is caused by the same reasons as in younger men. At increased risk are people who:
- They lead an inactive lifestyle. Lack of exercise leads to stagnant blood in the pelvic area, creating a favorable background for inflammation to develop.
- Abstain from prolonged sexual intercourse;
- They have chronic diseases of the urinary tract. Common causes of prostatitis in youth are cystitis and urolithiasis.
- Not protected by condoms.
- They do hard physical work. With an excessive load, the intraperitoneal pressure increases, thereby disrupting blood circulation to the pelvic organs.
Pathology can be caused by exposure to a number of other factors:
- Violation of the hormonal background. The lack of male hormone in the body does not have the best effect on the potency and the process of ejaculation.
- The presence of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Wound in the groin.
- Drink alcohol in moderation.
- The use of narcotics.
- Deficiency of vitamins and trace elements.
- Improper nutrition.
- Violation of the musculoskeletal system. For men with osteonecrosis, the risk of developing prostatitis is significantly increased.
Diagnosis and treatment
If you notice the first symptoms of prostatitis, you should see a urologist. The doctor will examine the rectum and probe the prostate to determine the inflammatory process.
Then the urologist assigns more diagnostic methods (tomography, does the necessary tests) and refers to other specialists. As a rule, young men need to consult a specialist to rule out infectious diseases.
Treatment should be individualized and comprehensive. The basis of therapy is the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Depending on the cause of the inflammation, antibiotics and antifungals are chosen to fight the infection.
Specialists often prescribe antibiotics:
- macrolite group.
Topical treatment is also prescribed, including:
- Prostate massage.
- Physical therapy.