Chronic inflammation of the prostate gland occurs in every second man after 40 years. To get rid of it, patients use a variety of methods. But only treating prostatitis with medication is reasonable and appropriate.
Therapy is based on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. The course is supplemented with immunostimulants, analgesics, bioregulatory peptides, vitamins, herbal medicines, etc. In most cases, prostatitis can be eliminated at home, after the prescription of the attending physician.
Why do you need antibiotics for prostatitis?
There are several forms of prostatitis:
- chronic aseptic,
- chronic bacterial,
- chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Whether or not the fact that bacteria have penetrated the prostate exists, the worldwide urological community recommends the use of antibiotics.
The main groups of antibacterial drugs are:
A feature of fluoroquinolones is good permeability to prostate tissue, high bioavailability.
At the same time, there is no change in how the drug is injected: inside, intramuscularly or intravenously, the effectiveness will be the same. For these properties, fluoroquinolones have become popular among doctors, they are widely used to suppress prostatitis with medication.
Tetracyclines are used when the doctor suspects the presence of atypical forms of bacteria. This can be confirmed by culture of prostate secretions and examination of urethral spots. Tetracyclines are rarely used due to their high specificity.
Macrolides are drugs used for gram-positive flora.
Antibiotics of this group are effective in the presence of pathogens such as:
To determine how to treat prostatitis and which of the antibiotics is best to choose, you need to present the prostate secret for research. The analysis will confirm the presence of inflammation. Once the fluid has been inoculated into the nutrient, it will be clear which antibiotic is active in this case.
The duration of treatment is determined by periodic examination of the prostate gland fluid. Usually the course is 2-4 weeks, but can be extended based on test results.
Pain relief with NSAIDs
Most patients suffering from prostatitis complain of pain.
It can be located in the following parts of the body:
- iliac region (lower abdomen),
- lower back.
This symptom pushes men to go to the doctor. Therefore, drug treatment of prostatitis is complemented by the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
NSAIDs locally relieve inflammation, edema, improve blood circulation. As a result, the pain syndrome is eliminated. It is possible to achieve a long-term effect by taking NSAIDs only in combination with other medications.
Tools that improve the quality of urination
A common complaint of men with prostate are dysuric disorders.
During the interview, the following symptoms can be identified:
- frequent trips to the toilet,
- feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder,
- slow urine flow,
- a mixture of blood in the urine,
- cramps while urinating,
- stimulation when changing body position,
- acts of urination at night etc.
All these signs of the disease significantly reduce the quality of life of patients. You can get rid of them using alpha-blockers.
The effectiveness of the funds is based on the effect on the muscle elements of the bladder, its neck and the initial sections of the urethra.
Using alpha-blockers, you can achieve the following changes:
- shortens urination time,
- reduce the number of trips to the toilet,
- get rid of waking up at night,
- improves urine flow pressure, etc.
It is necessary to use the funds of this group for a long time. Urologists recommend a six-month course of therapy. This helps prevent recurrence of the disease.
Herbal medicine is an integral part of the treatment
Recently, phytopreparations have begun to be included in the course of treating prostate inflammation. They have a number of advantages over products of chemical origin, which include:
- relative harmlessness,
- minimum number of side effects,
- possibility of use for persons with impaired liver and kidney function,
- availability, etc.
Popular preparations include plant extracts. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-edema effects. This helps relieve swelling, which means eliminating pain and improving urination.
The main advantage of phytopreparations is the possibility of their long-term use. This fact is especially important for patients with frequent recurrence of the disease.
Using herbal remedies, men perform the prevention of irritations. At home, you can independently prepare fees for the treatment of male pathology.
Other remedies for prostatitis
Complex medical treatment of prostatitis may include the following medications:
- bioregulatory peptide,
- vitamin complexes,
- muscle relaxants,
The combination of drugs is different. The decision to allocate certain funds is made by the attending physician.
The average course of active therapy for a worsening episode is 1 month.
Regardless of which medications are prescribed, it is necessary to strictly follow the doctor's recommendations. You can not leave the course, even if the symptoms of the disease are reduced.
Prostatitis often recurs. Its treatment should be carried out under the supervision of laboratory diagnosis and ultrasound. In this case, you can achieve the maximum result.