As we all know, the prostate is the largest accessory gland in men. In addition to the exocrine function involved in reproduction, it also has endocrine functions to regulate nerves, blood vessels, tissue cells and other functions.
Since the prostate is a glandular tissue, it will inevitably be affected by physiology, pathology and emotions from other parts of the body. For example, when a patient with chronic prostatitis is mentally stressed or tired, the local and systemic symptoms of the prostate are often aggravated; otherwise, the symptoms are significantly reduced. This condition is clinically called “tension prostatitis”. I think the more accurate diagnosis should be “prostate dysfunction”. There are three reasons:
1. Eliminate people’s misunderstanding of “inflammation” and avoid abuse antibiotic. When it comes to “inflammation”, some people immediately think of using anti-inflammatory drugs to solve the problem, and when it comes to anti-inflammatory drugs, they think of antibiotics. As a result, when the diagnosis of “so-and-so inflammation”, whether caused by bacterial infection or not, some patients tend to receive antibiotic treatment. They even think that antibiotics must be used to treat “inflammation”, but they don’t know that nearly 70% of clinically called “inflammation” diseases have nothing to do with bacterial infections. The result of the abuse of antibiotics is that the resistance of bacteria is getting stronger and stronger, the cycle for bacteria to develop resistance is getting shorter and shorter, and the time of antibiotics’ failure is faster and faster, finally leading to more and more diseases without treatment .
2. From the comparison of physiological structure, the sex organs of men and women are corresponding. In other words, the male prostate is equivalent to the female uterus. If young and middle-aged women are prone to “menstrual irregularities,” then it is understandable that young and middle-aged men have “prostatic dysfunction”.
3. In terms of pathogenic factors, it has nothing to do with bacterial infection. Chronic prostatitis is only caused by chronic chronic congestion of the prostate, and the cause of chronic congestion of the prostate has nothing to do with pathogenic bacteria, and there is no obvious substantial disease in the prostate, and the bacterial culture is also negative. British doctor Miller found in the research and observation of a group of chronic prostatitis patients that these patients have different degrees of stress factors when their symptoms worsen, such as excessive fatigue and anxiety. Therefore, Miller believes that tension is an important cause of chronic prostatitis (including prostate dysfunction), so it is not recommended to give patients medication and massage therapy, but only use behavioral therapy to eliminate tension to treat this group of patients. After several months of follow-up, 80% of the patients reported relief of symptoms or recovery. Miller pointed out that among the many causes of chronic prostatitis (such as pathogenic microbial infection, congestion, immunity, etc.), tension may be a more important factor. Although the term tension can be used in many situations and is difficult to compare quantitatively, behavioral therapy that eliminates tension is certainly beneficial for the treatment of chronic prostatitis. So Miller called this type of chronic prostatitis “tension prostatitis.”
Based on the above three points, the author believes that it should be more appropriate to name “tension prostatitis” as “prostatic dysfunction”.
This also reminds patients with chronic prostatitis that if they find that prostatitis-related symptoms get worse when they are emotionally stressed, they may wish to rest for a while. But to really solve this problem, it’s better not to treat chronic prostatitis as terrible, but to treat it as a common disease like a cold and fever. As long as you relax yourself and take some symptomatic Chinese medicine, you will definitely be able to Healed quickly.