The men is too tired for living
today, especial for the
successful men, they even haven't time to care for their health.
The prostate is a
subsidiary gland organ in male genitourinary system.It is adjacent
to the Seminal Vesicles, Vas Deferens, urethra, bladder and
rectum, so chronic prostatitis often follows after infections of
other genitourinary organs and prostatitis often comes with
Seminal Vesiculitis. Because urethra is connected to the outside,
bacteria could easily penetrate to the prostate through urethra
and cause infection. Negligence of genital sanitation, indulgences
on sex, stones of genitourinary organs, piles and abscess around
anus could spread the infections to the prostate. Even the
infection of the prostate has been cured in time, there are still
threats of recurrences because its neighbors are not so friendly.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that is
usually caused by a bacterial infection that has spread from
another part of the body. Prostatitis can develop suddenly as with
acute prostatitis, or gradually build up over an extended period
of time as with chronic prostatitis.
Acute prostatitis develops suddenly and is generally caused by
a bacterial infection of the prostate brought on by e coli,
certain sexually transmitted diseases or sexual contact with an
infected person, a urinary tract infection, urethritis,
epididymitis, urethral instrumentation, trauma, bladder outlet
obstruction, or an infection elsewhere in the body. Acute
prostatitis is more common in men aged 20-35, men with multiple
sex partners and men who engage in high-risk sexual behaviors.
It is normal that bacteria live in penis urethra and the
membranous urethra. Normally, they could also live in the
prostate. A portion of chronic prostatitis is nonbacterial; for
example, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, virus, yeast or autoimmune
diseases could be one of the causes. If treated by antibiotics,
patients' health will be impaired and it could take a long time
without a permanent cure. Some of the patients develop tiny
calculus in the prostate and couldn't easily be resolved by oral
antibiotics. Blockage of prostate glands by calculus could also
induce the recurrence of infection.
The clinical reasons for bacterial prostatitis are:
1)Bacteria enter the urethra and reach the prostate
2)Blood infection, tooth infection, tonsil infection, upper
respiratory tract infection, skin disease
3)Pathological changes near the prostate (rectum and anus
infection through lymphatic glands)
4)Acute prostatitis to chronic prostatitis
5)Complications from Cystitis or Pyelonephritis
6)Excessive drinking, cold, excessive sex life and harmful sexual
habits, damage in perineum, chronic constipation.
7)Penis urethra blockage and difficult urination.
All of the above could lead to nonbacterial hyperemia of the
prostate and create a perfect environment for the invasion and
propagation of bacteria. The severity of chronic prostatitis depends on immunity of the
body and strength of pathogen. The level of defense of the immune
system significantly determines whether one will get infection,
the severity of infection and the difficulty of treatment.
The common factors on the level of defense are heavy drinking,
frequent masturbation, long distance cycling, siting too long,
excessive fatigue, getting a cold and negative thought.
Different pathogens have different strength on human body. For
example, Staphylococcus epidermis and E. coli are called
conditional pathogens. These pathogens could infection our body
only when the immune system is very weak. Conversely, the
strongest pathogens could infect almost everyone, such as
Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Gonococcus. The traits of a particular
pathogen, amount of invaded pathogen and the growth of them are
also the factors. Spicy and high-protein food promotes the growth
of pathogen and increases the chance of getting prostate
The majority of chronic prostatitis cases are mixed infection.
Bacterial and nonbacterial prostatitis has an unusual close
relationship and could swap reciprocally, that is exactly the core
problem of treating chronic prostatitis. Effective treatment and
prevention are not possible if one is ambiguous of the
relationship between the two of them.
After eradication of bacteria, effective medicine and therapy
are needed to facilitate the restoration of impaired physiological
functions of the prostate and to build up a protective barrier, so
as to avoid the invasion of foreign pathogens. Patients who are
old, have long medical history, have weak bodies due to long-term
antibiotic usage and have psychological difficulty from multiple
treatments should stick to the recovery therapy.
1. Urethra: Frequent urination, Urgent urination, Urinary retention, Difficult
starting urination, Weak urine stream, Pain or burning during urination, Split
urinary stream, Blood in urine/milky urine, Blood in urine/milky urine etc.
2. Pain or discomfort: Cold/damp scrotum, Pain during/after ejaculation, Aching
and weak lower limbs, Pain in perineum, Pain in lower back, Bloated pain in
rectum area, Bloated Pain in testicles, Pain in groin area, Bloated pain in
lower abdomen etc.
3.Sex function: Infertility, Blood in semen, Pain during/after ejaculation,
Reduced Sexual Desire, Impotent/premature ejaculation etc.
4. neurasthenic: Insomnia, headache, nightmare, poor memory etc.
5. intercurrent: cystitis, spermatic/spermaduct/testicle inflammation.
20 million men of all ages share the symptoms of non-bacterial prostatitis.
While there are several types of prostatitis diagnosed in men, including
bacterial prostatitis (acute and chronic), non-bacterial prostatitis and
prostatodynia account for 95% of all prostatitis diagnoses. Symptoms can
include perineal pain, reduced urine flow and possibly impotence and pain
before, during and after ejaculation.
clinical practice, prostatitis is divided into the chronic type and acute
type, or the inflammatory one and non-inflammatory one, or the specific one
and non-specific one.
the disease name of prostatitis does not exist in traditional Chinese medicine
(TCM), it belongs to the categories of suspended yang-carbuncle, white
turbidity, white evil, fatigue strangury, grease strangury, seminal turbidity,
lumbar pains due to kidney deficient, etc.
Identification and Treatment Determination:
Damp and Heat Inrushing Downward
symptoms: intermittent fevers and chills when occurring first, rapid progress,
frequent micturation, urinary urgency with inhibited voiding, burning
sensation and stinging pains in the urethra, or visible bloody urine,
falling-like distension or pains of the perineum, dry mouth, a bitter taste in
the sticky mouth, constipation, distension and pains in the lower abdomen, red
tongue, yellow and slimy tongue coating, soggy and rapid pulse.
principle: clear heat and excrete damp
Intense Heat and Exuberant Toxin
symptoms: Sudden onset, persistent high fever, vexation, unrest, thirst,
liking drinks, reddening, swelling, heat and pains of the perineum, scanty
urine, obstructed urination, or urine with visible pus and blood, burning
sensation and pains in the urethra, constipation, red tongue, yellowish tongue
coating, rapid and string-like pulse.
principle: move the qi, check pains, quicken blood circulation, transform
Deficiency of the Kidney-Yin