September 30, 2009

Treatments for Acute Bacterial Prostatitis

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

Acute bacterial prostatitis is the sudden inflammation of the prostate gland as a result of a bacterial infection. The condition presents an acute urinary tract infection in men and is less common than chronic prostatitis, but is easier to identify as a result of its more uniform clinical presentation. While it can commonly be acquired as a sexually transmitted disease, the infection also has the ability to spread to the prostrate through the bloodstream either from an adjacent organ or as a complication of prostate biopsy. The acute version of the condition may show symptoms of chills, a fever and shakes. The prostate is a male sex gland which is about the size of a chestnut and shaped much like a doughnut, through which the urinary tract runs. The prostate’s main function is to provide the fluid that makes up the semen as well as monitor the discharge of sperm during ejaculation. There are a very limited amount of home remedies that are helpful in curing the condition and the best way to deal with it is to make certain adjustments to your way of life. One very important step in achieving this is to regularize your sex life and have sex with a frequency that corresponds to your age. If for some reason you are unable to have sex, masturbation with the same frequency is important for the health of your prostate gland.

Keeping the prostate gland functional and active will greatly reduce the likelihood of development of the condition. A decoction of equal amounts of gravel root, sea holly and hydrangea root will substantially help reduce the discomfort of urination. Take about 3 to 4 teaspoons about three times every day for the desired outcome. Most of the time, you will not be able to make an accurate diagnosis of the condition on your own and would require the assistance of a licensed doctor to get confirmation. The most effective treatments for acute bacterial prostatitis are also a number of anti-biotic drugs that will be prescribed by the doctor when the occurrence of the infection has been established. Some complications could arise where the patient may develop a prostate abscess. The abscess is an infected pocket that is filled with puss and can be extremely difficult to treat. At this stage of the infection, antibiotics may prove ineffective and the abscess would usually require drainage. Some times the only way to cure the condition is the surgical removal of the prostate gland.