Prostatitis- is a disease that is characterized by inflammatory lesions of the prostate (prostate).
Based on the clinical features of various forms of prostatitis distinguish the following types of the disease: acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis In turn, the group of chronic prostatitis includes such forms as chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic prostatitis.
The development of prostatitis can occur under the influence of various factors, internal and external environment, the most important are: urinary tract infection, allergic reactions, impairment of the innervations of the pelvic organs, bad habits, sedentary lifestyle, chronic stress, etc.
Treatment of prostatitis is a difficult problem, especially in the case of chronic prostatitis, difficulty filing treatment.
Modern methods of treatment of prostatitis include antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics), especially effective in cases of acute prostatitis, alpha-blockers, hormonal agents, herbal, physical therapy, massage of the prostate , hormonal therapy, surgical methods of treatment.
Since the beginning of the application of massage of the prostate in the treatment of chronic prostatitis, the views of scientists about the effectiveness of this procedure have been mixed. Some scholars view this process as definitely harmful to the organism. However, currently there is a large amount of data showing the beneficial effect of massage of the prostate as a method of treatment of chronic prostatitis, to restore the function of the prostate.
Prostate massage is a complex medical diagnostic procedure to be performed only by specialists and with appropriate evidence.
Indications for prostate massage are:
- Various forms of chronic prostatitis (chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, asymptomatic prostatitis);
- Sexual disorders associated with chronic prostatitis (disorder erectile function);
- Lack of response to antibiotics;
- Obtaining prostate secretion for the study.
However, there are several situations in which the prostate massage is strictly contraindicated and can cause serious harm to the health of the patient.
Contraindications to massage the prostate are:
- Acute bacterial prostatitis (there is a risk of infection and the development of sepsis);
- Chronic prostatitis in combination with malignant lesions of the prostate (prostate cancer);
- Obstruction of ducts of the prostate gland stones;
- Cysts of the prostate gland.
The beneficial effects of prostate massage to restore the function of the prostate gland and its efficacy in chronic prostatitis due to the following factors: the mechanical effects on tissues of the prostate causes local irritation of nerve endings and increase blood vessels in the investigation, which improves micro-circulation processes in the prostate. Increased blood flow to the prostate not only increases the flow of nutrients and oxygen needed for the recovery processes, but also increases the penetration of the prostate tissue of drugs. Therefore, prostate milking) greatly increases the effectiveness of antibiotics and other drugs used in the treatment of prostatitis. Also, prostate milking helps release the juice and prostate contained therein bacteria from the tubules of the prostate and prevents the development of the stagnant phenomena (depression prostate juice in the tubules of the prostate). It is known that in chronic prostatitis bacteria colonizing the prostate gland may become inactive forms resistant to antibiotics. Prostate massage activates the bacteria, and in association with antibiotics contributes to the complete purification of body from infectious agents.
In addition, when prostate massage restores normal tone of the muscular elements of the prostate and perineal muscles.
As mentioned Essentials Prostate Massage Technique, prostate massage by itself can not cure chronic prostatitis, but it greatly increases the effectiveness of other treatments (e.g. medication).
It is worth noting that the effectiveness of treatment of chronic prostatitis as a whole depends largely on the attitude of the patient to his illness. Healthy lifestyle and compliance with the recommendations of doctors guarantee recovery in most cases.