The prostate is the gland that produces the fluid component of semen. It is about the size of a walnut and is located between the bladder and penis. The urethra runs from the bladder to penis through the prostate. The urethra allows urine to pass out of the body. Bacterial Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate which is caused by bacterial infection. The infection can be "acute" or "chronic" depending on severity and duration of the infection.
Bacterial Prostatitis can be very painful and distressing and you may experience the following symptoms:
Bacterial Prostatitis is usually caused by common strains of bacteria such as E-Coli, Proteus and Klebsiella but can occur in response to a range of issues such as:
If you experience fast breathing, fever, a fast heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, confusion or disorientation, this may be signs of sepsis (infection in the blood). Please seek medical attention immediately.
Acute Urinary Retention (not being able to urinate) is a medical emergency which requires drainage through a catheter in hospital.
It is important to visit your doctor particularly if you experience discharge from the penis, any swelling of the testes or perineal pain. Your GP may test your blood and urine for infection. They will need to do a rectal examination using a gloved lubricated finger. They may need to massage the prostate to obtain a sample of fluid to test. They may also check how well your bladder empties using urodynamic tests.
Antibiotics are the most common treatment for Bacterial Prostatitis and it is important to visit your doctor as soon as you have symptoms to have a prescription to hand.
Commence on D-Mannose tablets or powder as soon as you experience symptoms. Many sufferers of Bacterial Prostatitis have reported significant relief after 2 days of taking 3 tablets every 3 hours. D-Mannose is well-known for its success in treating bladder infections. It naturally bonds to E-Coli like a magnet and is flushed out of the system through the urine.
D-Mannose still bonds to E-Coli in the prostate but needs to be cleared or will remain stuck.Therefore, it is advisable, if you are able, to ejaculate 2 times a day (within 2 hours of taking D-Mannose) to clear the infection.(This may be painful at first but you should notice ejaculation is much less painful by the third day)
Many Bacterial Prostatitis sufferers have found that the infection does not clear up with antibiotics and that bacterial strains are becoming antibiotic-resistant compounding the problem. Antibiotics also can trigger further health problems since they kill off good as well as bad bacteria (e.g. candida, leaky gut syndrome). Given that you are under medical supervision to keep an expert eye on your overall prostate health, it is well worth giving D-Mannose a try to see the benefit and in many cases avoid having to take antibiotics.
Sweet Cures ’ Anna talks about her battle with cystitis. Read More