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Both Prostatitis And Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Can Lead to Frequent and Urgent Urination - How to Distinguish Them?

How to Distinguish Prostatitis And Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) ?

By Amanda ChouPublished 3 months ago 4 min read
Both Prostatitis And Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Can Lead to Frequent and Urgent Urination - How to Distinguish Them?
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BPH and prostatitis are very common diseases in urology. They usually cause clinical symptoms such as frequent and urgent urination. But there are essential differences between prostatitis and BPH.

What are the differences between prostatitis and BPH?

Difference I. Cause of disease

Whether it is BPH or prostatitis, the causes of the disease are very complicated. The cause of the former is not specified. But it can be inferred that it is caused by the proliferation, withering, or imbalance of hormones in epithelial and interstitial cells, which is not closely related to bacterial infection and sexual life.

The latter is caused by pathogen infection and urinary dysfunction. Most people will treat prostatitis as a sexually transmitted disease because its causes include too frequent sex life, multiple sexual partners, etc.

Difference II. Symptoms

BPH Although prostatitis can lead to frequent urination, there are still differences. BPH will have frequent urination, urinary incontinence, and increased urination at night, and men can easily find it. As long as it is treated in time, recovery is possible. 

On the contrary, prostatitis is the opposite. Prostatitis is an inflammation. Its main manifestations include frequent urination, painful urination, discomfort, severe chills, persistent high fever, limb weakness, abdominal pain, etc. These are internal body symptoms, and generally do not have physical surface symptoms.

Difference III. Diagnosis

BPH is a common chronic disease in middle-aged and older men. It has a wide range of examinations. When you go to the hospital to diagnose the diagnosis, you need to check all body organs, which can prevent missing complications. Prostatitis is an infectious disease. If you want to confirm the diagnosis, you need to examine the genitourinary system comprehensively.

Difference IV. Treatment methods

The causes of prostatitis and BPH are different, so the treatment methods are also very different. When treating BPH, you need to have an observation time of 1 to 2 months and decide whether to choose surgery or drug treatment according to the condition. If it is mild, it is enough to change bad living habits; if it is severe, it requires surgical treatment.

The treatment principle of prostatitis is to avoid bacterial infection and antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. The early selection of sensitive drugs for treatment can control a bacterial infection, but the right drugs should be selected according to the condition of men. If the elderly have recurrent prostatitis, the prostate must be removed by surgery.

Warm tips

You should treat the symptoms in time and do a good job in daily health care, whether it is BPH or prostatitis.

Patients should pay attention to the following matters in daily life:

I. Drink more water: Patients with BPH should develop a good habit of drinking more water and ensure the intake of at least 8 glasses of water per day. Because according to relevant research, increased concentration in urine will irritate the prostate. Therefore, drinking more water and urinating more can reduce the concentration in the urine, reduce the stimulation to the prostate, effectively reduce the chance of urinary tract infection, and relieve BPH.

II. Keep clean: Because the male penis is very flexible, there are also a lot of secretions. In addition, the poor ventilation effect will lead to the production of foreskin scale, which will lead to the breeding of bacteria, producing a series of diseases. At this time, it needs to be treated in time. Therefore, males in life should ensure personal hygiene.

III. Prevention of cold: At ordinary times, males should keep warm and avoid colds and respiratory infections. At the same time, you should also avoid sitting on cold objects for a long time, so as not to increase the excitation of the intersex nerve and lead to the enhancement of intraurethral pressure and the phenomenon of a countercurrent.  

IV. Massage health care: Males can do some self-massage before going to bed, which has a certain effect on the smoothness of blood in the prostate. In addition, if men still have poor urination, they should drink more water to help them urinate smoothly.

V. Healthy diet: You should eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, coarse grains, and coarse fiber diet, which can effectively keep the stool unobstructed, defecate effortless, reduce prostatitis and prostatic hyperplasia obstruction, effectively reduce urine reflux into the prostate, or urine cannot be excreted in the bladder.

Try to drink less and eat less spicy and irritating food. Drinking is easy to stimulate the prostate, causing prostatitis to worsen, increasing the symptoms of prostate obstruction, and keeping the stool unobstructed, which can effectively reduce prostate pressure.


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Amanda Chou

Looking to restore your life troubled by prostatitis, epididymitis, seminal vesiculitis and other male reproductive system diseases? Here are the resource to help you in this endeavor.

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