Chronic Prostatitis

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What is Chronic Prostatitis?

Chronic prostatitis is one of the most common urological health problems in men. The disease is synonymous with the ‘pelvic pain syndrome’ in women. It can affect men of all ages, but it is more prevalent among men above 50.

The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. It resides under the bladder and in front of the rectum. Nerves and muscles surround it. The prostate assists in making fluid for semen. Semen energizes and safeguards sperm as they move to the female egg.

Generally, there are four types of prostatitis, including but not restricted to acute bacterial prostatitis, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatitis.

Signs & Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis

Symptoms and signs of chronic prostatitis will vary based on the kind of disorder. They may include;

  1. Burning or pain sensation when urinating

This usually is around the anus, lower abdomen, and the base of the penis. Sometimes the pain travels up to the tip of the penis and into the testes. Pain is the main sign of chronic prostatitis. This pain can vary from day to day.

  1. Urinary symptoms

These may include mild pain experienced when urinating, an instant urge to pass urine sometimes, some hesitation when trying to urinate or a slow urinary stream.

  1. Sexual Problems

Patients may experience difficulty getting an erection, or sometimes  an ejaculation may be extremely painful. Some men may also have premature ejaculation or experience worse pain after having intercourse.

Other Signs and Symptoms

Men with chronic prostatitis tend to have other have other signs, including:

  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain in the lower back, groin, or abdomen
  • Discomfort or pain of the testicles or penis

Causes of Chronic Prostatitis

The precise cause of chronic prostatitis is not known. Prostate inflammations/ infections can occur due to viruses or bacteria, stress, autoimmune conditions, pelvic damage, and many other factors. Some things can also increase the risk of prostate bacterial infection, such as infection from intercourse, urinary bladder infection, a catheter or an issue in the urinary tract. Knowing where you feel the pain may require a few tests.

How is Chronic Prostatitis Diagnosed?

If your physician suspects that you have chronic prostatitis, they will ask you to explain your symptoms in detail.  He will then do the following:

  • Examine Your Prostate Gland

Your doctor may insert a gloved finger in your rectum. If you have chronic prostatitis, your gland will be tender. But, this is different in each case.

  • Urine Sample

A urine sample is usually taken to rule out the possibility of a urine infection. This is especially crucial for chronic bacterial prostatitis, although, between flare-ups, there may be no disease symptoms.

  • Additional tests for your urinary tract and kidneys

Suppose your doctor suspects that you may have chronic bacterial prostatitis. In that case, they may recommend further tests to rule out any issue with your urinary tract that may have contributed to the infection. For instance, an ultrasound scan of your kidneys for abnormalities.

Conventional treatments for chronic prostatitis include alpha-blockers, antibiotics, prostate massage, biofeedback, and heat therapy. However, as the cause of infection is still unclear, and several factors lead to prostatitis disease, it is hard to treat. At the same time, repetitive relapses adversely affect the quality of your life.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for Chronic Prostatitis

Studies have shown that extracorporeal shockwave therapy effectively treats chronic prostatitis by minimizing inflammation and enhancing tissue recovery. Extracorporeal shock wave procedure delivers low-intensity sound waves to the affected areas of your prostate gland.

Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave treatment for people with chronic prostatitis minimizes the inflammatory response and heals tissues via anti-inflammatory and remodeling effects.

Shockwave therapy is a painless procedure; thus, no anesthesia or hospitalization is required.

With shockwave therapy for chronic prostatitis treatment, there are numerous benefits not typically available with other types of prostatitis treatment. They include:

  • Improved sexual performance and function
  • Enhanced sensation within the penis
  • Improved erections and more.

Get Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Prostatitis in Knoxville, TN

Don’t allow chronic prostatitis to hold you back from living an enjoyable life. If you are ready to experience shockwave therapy’s transformative advantages, schedule your consultation with WaveTech Therapy of Knoxville today.

At WaveTech Therapy, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest equipment and technology, offering you with the highest standard of care in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

Our team of experienced therapists has extensive expertise and training in administering extracorporeal shockwave therapy, ensuring an effective and safe treatment.

If you have any questions about getting shockwave therapy for chronic prostatitis in Knoxville, schedule an appointment online with us to get the best treatment plan today.


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