Let’s Talk About It
What is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis is a painful inflammation or infection of the prostate gland (a walnut-sized gland that produces semen).
The most common form of Prostatitis (90% of cases) is chronic non-bacterial Prostatitis, also known as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.
Prostatitis is one of the most common urological conditions. It can affect men of all ages, but is most common in younger men up to the age of 50.
Depending on the cause, Prostatitis may come on gradually or suddenly. It may get better quickly, and on its own, or it may require treatment. Some types of Prostatitis can last for months or keep recurring (Chronic Prostatitis).
What Are the Symptoms of Prostatitis?
Common symptoms associated with Prostatitis include:
- frequent urge to urinate
- difficulty urinating
- pain or burning during urination
- pressure, pain or burning in the groin, pelvic area or genitals
- fluctuating pain in the lower abdomen, around the anus, in the groin, or in the back
- flu-like symptoms, including chills and fever
- blood in the urine, and/or
- pain during sexual intercourse and/or ejaculation.
It is estimated that up to 50% of men will experience Prostatitis during their lifetime, and that around 5%-10% of males will be experiencing Prostatitis at a particular time.
What Causes Prostatitis?
Prostatitis can be caused by:
- bacterial infection
- immune system disorder
- nervous system disorder, and/or
- injury to the prostate or prostate area.
In some cases, the cause is never identified.
Risk factors for Prostatitis include:
- being a young or middle-aged man
- having had a past episode of Prostatitis
- having a current or recent infection in the bladder or the urethra
- having an enlarged prostate or abnormal urinary tract
- genetically inherited traits
- autoimmune disease
- suffering pelvic trauma/injury
- having a medical instrument, such as a urinary catheter, inserted during a medical procedure
- having unprotected sexual intercourse
- engaging in rectal intercourse, and/or
- being under stress.
Chronic Prostatitis (which means it doesn’t go away) is the number-one reason men under age 50 visit a urologist.
Prostatitis Can Be Treated
While Prostatitis is fairly common, it’s not ‘normal’. The good news is that it can often be treated easily and successfully.
At the Coregood Institute we can offer a full range of non-surgical treatment options, and tailor a treatment plan to suit your particular situation and needs.
We focus on treating the underlying problems that cause Prostatitis, rather than simply treating the symptoms.
We employ an extensive range of non-surgical treatment options to do this. Our methods can help patients avoid surgical or drug-related treatment altogether, or assist with the recovery from other treatments such as surgery (both pre- and post-surgery).
Alongside traditional pelvic physiotherapy treatment options and advice on correcting pelvic floor function, we also offer patients treatment using modern treatment options such as PEMF (pulsating electromagnetic field therapy) and the PelvicCenter – the world’s most advanced and successful non-surgical technology.
We’re also able to offer effective natural solutions and nutritional advice to help you manage the underlying conditions that can cause Prostatitis.