Causes of Prostatitis
Causes of Baceterial Prostatitis
Bacterial prostatitis is a condition that develops when the bacteria invades the prostate gland resulting in inflammation of the gland and causing discomfort. There are various causes that lead to the condition of bacterial prostatitis in men. It is possible for bacteria to find their route when an object such as catheter is inserted during an examination of the patient. Other time they can appear in bladder while making their route to the prostate gland through the urine.
Regardless of the method they adopt to travel, once the bacteria enters the prostate gland, there should be no carelessness in treating them. Because as soon as they enter they cause infection in the bladder and might even block the urine flow completely.
Patients with this condition should take caution because if such bacteria moves into the bloodstream, it is easy for it to spread in the entire body. This might result in considerable drop in the blood pressure, other disorders, or as extreme as death. However, these are extreme cases, so no need to panic. Bacterial infusion can be treated if it is discovered at earlier stages. Any bacteria capable enough to invade urinary tract and originating infection is also equally capable to trigger the condition of acute prostatitis. Escherichia coli, colloquially known as E. coli, are one of the chief bacteria, which are responsible to trigger prostatitis, both directly and indirectly. Others are Chlamydia trachomatis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus mirabilis, Enterococci, Neisseria gonorrhoea, Staphylococcus aureus, Trichomonas vaginalis (that causes trichomon), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Causes of Nonbacterial Prostatitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
It is yet unknown as to what exactly causes nonbacterial prostatitis. Many propose that it is the result of germs that originate and remain undetected, while others are of the opinion that it is related to the nerves or even muscle function around the prostate area. They renegade substance like uric acid, which pass from blood to the prostate gland in the immune system. They irritate the prostate and exert pressure through nearby tissues that are diseased and cause psychological stress. One of the causes of this disease is associated with the nerve/muscle function in the prostate area. According to research, constant squeezing of pelvic muscles results in irritation, resulting in irritated nerves as well as other nearby structures.
In one of the studies researchers used non-drug methods like biofeedback in addition to myofascial trigger-point release therapy for relieving tension and pressure in the region. The results indicated that patients suffering from this disease posses a typical muscle issues in the pelvic floor. This condition needs attention and should not be left untreated as it can progress and potentially lead to infertility and poor quality of life. There are many simple ways to keep this condition at bay from regular prostate massage to controlling your diet and avoiding irritants.