There are seven categories of misunderstandings about the most common prostate diseases
Mistake 1: Prostatitis is infectious
The vast majority of chronic prostatitis can not be found pathogenic bacteria clinically, and this type is not infectious. In general, patients with chronic prostatitis can have marital sex, but not too often.
Mistake 2: Antibiotics must be used for treatment
A large part of chronic prostatitis is sterile and caused by some pathogenic microorganisms. It is difficult to achieve good results by using antibiotics. It is good to eat less meat and more beans and vegetables to protect the prostate.
Mistake 3: Prostatitis and hyperplasia are the same thing
Some patients often confuse the two, and many patients worry that chronic prostatitis will directly cause prostate hyperplasia. In fact, these two diseases are completely different in nature, etiology and pathology, and there is no necessary connection.
Mistake 4: Treat prostate disease as venereal disease
When many patients find frequent urination, urgency or lack of sexual desire, they always mistakenly believe that they have sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, the abuse of antibiotics for self treatment aggravates the deterioration of the disease. In fact, the majority of men who have the above symptoms at the same time are prostatitis, which can only be eradicated by symptomatic treatment.
Myth 5: Prostatitis patients should not have sex
It is not beneficial for patients with chronic prostatitis to significantly reduce or abstain from sexual life. Patients should properly arrange their sexual life according to their physical health, neither too frequently nor abstinence. Regular sex life will not only harm the prostate, but also maintain the normal metabolism of the prostate, which is conducive to the recovery of prostate function and accelerate the regression of inflammation.
Mistake 6: Change drugs or treatment methods randomly
In the treatment of prostatitis, especially bacterial prostatitis, sensitive drugs should be used. Do not change the drugs randomly within 3-4 days, because it often takes a period of time to relieve symptoms, and the early treatment should last for 2 weeks. If the drug is changed casually, it is easy to cause bacterial group disorder or drug resistance, and finally it is easy to cause treatment failure or incomplete treatment.
Myth 7: Prostatic hyperplasia can only be treated by surgery
When there are mild symptoms of BPH, patients can reduce or disappear the symptoms by adjusting their diet and living habits, plus appropriate drug treatment. Proper drinking water, less spicy food, abstinence from alcohol, and avoidance of suffocation, sedentary and tiredness are all important self-healing methods. In case of hematuria caused by dysuria, hydronephrosis, urinary tract infection, bladder stone and other symptoms, surgical treatment should be carried out in time.
(Intern editor: Cai Junyi)