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What Are the Symptoms in the Later Stages of Prostatitis If Not Treated in the Early Stage?

What are the symptoms in the later stages of prostatitis

By Jane SmithPublished 7 months ago 3 min read

Prostatitis is a relatively common male health issue, and while it is not a fatal condition, it can lead to a series of distressing symptoms in its later stages if not addressed effectively in its early stages. These symptoms can significantly impact the quality of life for men.

What happens if prostatitis is left untreated in the early stages, and what are the symptoms in the later stages?

Firstly, it can affect semen quality. Semen quality is crucial for reproductive function, as modern medical research indicates that male semen is composed of approximately 30% prostatic fluid and about 70% seminal vesicle fluid. Any changes in the quality and quantity of prostatic fluid can directly influence semen quality and, subsequently, reproductive function. Whether bacterial or non-bacterial prostatitis, these conditions can lead to the presence of various inflammatory substances, affecting the quality of prostatic fluid and resulting in a decline in semen quality, ultimately posing a threat to male reproductive function.

Secondly, recurring inflammation of the prostate can accelerate hyperplasia. If not promptly treated, this can lead to urinary blockage and severe difficulties in urination, with potential retrograde urine flow and the risk of acute nephritis, or even renal failure. Delayed treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia can also elevate the risk of prostate cancer in some individuals. Infectious prostatitis, left untreated, can lead to complications such as seminal vesiculitis, orchitis, epididymitis, and other male health issues.

Inflammation in the anterior row of glands, on one hand, can lead to chronic overstimulation of the sympathetic nerves responsible for ejaculation, lowering the ejaculation threshold. This can cause premature ejaculation and affect sexual performance. On the other hand, it can damage the internal sexual nerves of the prostate, impeding the transmission of stimulation sensations, eventually resulting in erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, weak ejaculation, and decreased sexual pleasure.

Additionally, urinary tract irritation due to prostatitis can lead to symptoms such as urgency, frequent urination, pain, urethral burning, and other systemic or local discomforts, causing distraction for patients and affecting work efficiency and quality.

Moreover, symptoms of urinary tract obstruction, including urinary retention, weak urinary stream, dribbling urine, interrupted urination, and acute urinary retention, can disrupt normal urination and significantly impact the quality of life.

Now, addressing the question: "What foods are beneficial for prostatitis?"

1. Broccoli: Broccoli is rich in nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, and can enhance liver detoxification, improve immunity, and lower blood sugar. It also plays a role in protecting against prostate cancer and maintaining prostate health.

2. Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds, rich in nutrients, are excellent for prostate health. They contain pumpkin seed oil, which may help prevent prostate cell hyperplasia. Pumpkin seeds also provide carotenes and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for avoiding prostate cancer.

3. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are well-known for their rich lycopene content, which can combat free radicals in the prostate and protect it. It's essential to heat and cook tomatoes to maximize lycopene absorption. Tomatoes and carrots, with their β-carotene content, can aid the body in absorbing lycopene and reduce the risk of prostatitis.

However, it's important to note that while these foods are valuable for preventing prostatitis and alleviating symptoms, they are not a cure. Prostatitis is a complex condition with a root cause: the stiffening and scarring of the prostate tissue, also known as "fibrosis." To truly treat prostatitis and achieve comprehensive improvement, it's necessary to address the issue of prostate stiffness and fibrosis.

For prostatitis treatment, traditional Chinese medicine, such as the Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, is an effective choice. This medicine can clear heat, eliminate toxins, promote blood circulation, remove blood stasis, and soften, firm, and disperse nodules, effectively alleviating various discomfort symptoms in patients.

In conclusion, while prostatitis may be considered a minor ailment, it has a significant impact on a man's life and overall quality of life. Therefore, early treatment and proactive care are essential for a patient's peace of mind and well-being.


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Jane Smith

Haha, just to share some health knowledge.

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  • Staringale7 months ago

    Nicely written.

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