Many male friends are not unfamiliar with prostatitis. The incidence rate of this disease is very high in today's society. Many men have been affected by it, and their work and life cannot continue. So how much impact does prostatitis have on sexual ability? This is also a concern for many male friends. Today, let's talk about the impact of prostatitis on sexual performance.
Acute prostatitis is characterized by acute onset and aggressive attack. After research, medical experts have found that the bacteria most likely to cause acute prostatitis are Escherichia coli, accounting for about 80%; The second is Aerobacter, Proteus, and other bacteria, accounting for about 20%.
The clinical manifestations of chronic prostatitis are diverse, with significant individual differences in symptoms. Due to the different results of prostate fluid examination for chronic prostatitis, prostatitis can be divided into two categories: one is bacterial prostatitis; The second is non bacterial prostatitis.
Non bacterial prostatitis can also be divided into aseptic prostatitis, prostate pain, tension prostatitis, and prostatitis caused by other pathogenic microorganisms, most of which are not related to sexually transmitted diseases. Although complete eradication is difficult, it is not contagious and is not a terrible sexually transmitted disease.
Can prostatitis cause sexual dysfunction?
In theory, prostatitis does not directly damage the neurovascular function of penile erection. With long-term discomfort and the promotion of the disease's demonization by some private hospitals, these patients will focus more on physical discomfort and disease treatment, thereby reducing the warmth and sexual demand for their partners;
Adverse emotional stimuli such as tension and anxiety can also inhibit penis erection and the production of androgens in the body, which can lead to erectile dysfunction and low libido in severe cases; Anxiety can also directly cause accelerated ejaculation, which over time can lead to the idea of having problems with one's sexual function.
Physiologically speaking, during sexual impulse or sexual activity, the prostate gland may become congested, and some patients may experience symptoms that worsen after sexual activity, thereby refusing to have sex. Finally, prostatitis may increase gland secretion and sensitivity, which can also cause premature ejaculation.
In addition, some patients are afraid that inflamed semen can harm the woman, resulting in a fear of sexual life, resulting in reduced sexual life and reduced libido.
There are also some related factors: for example, treating prostatitis requires many drugs, western medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. Western medicine generally contains a large amount of antibiotics, some of which are used to treat pain with local anesthetics or systemic sedatives, which may also affect sexual function.
Most of the traditional Chinese medicines used are heat clearing and detoxifying drugs. Cold drugs can have some impact on sexual function. If the drug is too cold and taken for a long time, it will ultimately affect sexual function. During treatment, when using cold drugs, it is necessary to use some warm drugs to prevent sexual function from being affected.
Clinical studies have shown that the main cause of sexual ability caused by prostatitis is psychological and mental problems. According to data, 30% to 40% of people suspected of suffering from prostatitis in outpatient clinics have exaggerated physical discomfort symptoms, in other words, only 60% to 70% of them can be diagnosed with prostatitis; Among the diagnosed prostatitis patients, 20% to 30% are accompanied by psychological problems.
Although prostatitis has an impact on sexual function, most men with prostatitis can complete normal sexual life.
Therefore, first of all, it is necessary to have a correct understanding of prostatitis. Prostatitis is not an incurable disease. Many men have experienced prostatitis. The medical profession refers to prostatitis as a "man's cold". A cold can be cured, and prostatitis can also be cured;
Secondly, we should have a correct understanding of the impact of prostatitis on sexual function and treat the disease optimistically;
Third, change your behavior habits, and soon sit, don't hold your breath, don't ride a bicycle, and have a regular life. Proper exercise is beneficial for prostatitis and can improve sexual function;
Fourth, change your eating habits, quit smoking and alcohol, avoid spicy and stimulating foods, drink more boiled water, and eat more apples, tomatoes, and nuts;
Fifth, promptly go to the andrology department of a regular hospital for medical treatment under the guidance of a doctor.
In addition, it is appropriate to have sex reasonably once a week or once every two weeks. By achieving the above points, sexual dysfunction will gradually improve.