The prostate is a male sexual gland. It is below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The major physiological function of the prostate is to secrete prostatic fluid, which forms semen together with sperm and other materials. If a man found his prostate inflamed and tender, he may have been suffering from prostatitis.
Prostatitis is a very common disease but difficult to cure. It can be classified into four types.
1. Acute bacterial prostatitis
The urethra passes through the prostate. So if bacteria invade into the urethra, they may invade into prostate and cause bacterial infection. The occurrence of acute prostatitis is abrupt with symptoms of high fever, chills, pain in the lower abdomen and lower back, difficulty urinating, frequent and urgent urination, etc. Acute bacterial infection is not very common but very serious. Men with these symptoms should get treated as soon as possible.
2. Chronic bacterial prostatitis
This type usually occurs after urinary tract infection (UTI) or acute bacterial prostatitis. If these infections are not thoroughly cured, the infections will develop chronic. Common symptoms of this type is similar to acute. The long-term effects of chronic prostatitis will lead to painful ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. These symptoms can last for months or years if not treated appropriately.
3. Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome(CNP/CPPS)
The symptoms of this type are similar with the symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis. But the strange thing is that there is no signs of bacterial infection in the prostate through the medical examinations. CNP/CPPS is the most common type of prostatitis in clinical cases. The causes of this type are not clear yet. Psychological factors, immune factors, physical injury of prostate are all possible inducements.
4. Asymptomatic prostatitis
In some clinical cases, the patient may have a inflamed prostate but do not have other symptoms of prostatitis. Evidence of prostatitis can be found through medical tests. This condition is called asymptomatic prostatitis. Since it causes no symptoms, it’s no need to take a treatment.
Different types of prostatitis should be treated with different treatment methods. To have a safe and effective treatment, Chinese herbal medicine named Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a good choice. It contains more than fifty types of natural herbs that have multiple function on curing the inflammation. By taking this medicine, the symptoms and the causative bacteria can be eliminated completely, thus, the relapse rate will be lower.