Prostatitis Treatment for Prostate Infection
Prostate Infection and Prostatitis
Bacteria infection in the prostate is a major cause of prostatitis, whether it be bacterial or nonbacterial. The clinic offers a unique prostatic injection technique to allow antibiotics entering the prostate directly. In addition, a specific kind of herbal medicine is adopted to dissolve blockage, calculus, lumps and cysts in the prostate and epididymis.
Causes of Prostate Infection
Prostatitis, bacterial or nonbacterial, is always caused by bacteria infection. The prostatic infection could be originated from internal or external.
For external cause of prostate infection, the source of bacteria is from sexual contacts, public places such as washroom. Urethritis is the first sign of infection, then it develops into prostatitis.
For internal cause of prostate infection, the source of bacteria is from within the body. Cold, diseases or external bacteria infection lower body immunity, create conditions for certain bacteria to overgrow and cause various symptoms and pain.
Prostatitis Problems with Prostate Infection
Our urologists and doctors have extensive clinical experience treating various prostatitis problems. Prostate infection is one of them. However, urologists and doctors who are not specialists in treating prostatitis will face a series of problems and embarrassment.
Ineffective Treatment for Prostate Infection
The common treatment for prostate infection of prostatitis by your urologist and doctor is oral antibiotics. In fact, it is the only treatment available. Some cases are lucky if treated early, with the right type of antibiotics, proper dosage and duration. In many cases, the prostate infection is mixed with a few strains of bacteria, virus or Ureaplasma, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and it is unlikely that oral antibiotics can eradicate all of them.
Once the bacteria infection reaches the prostate, it becomes difficult to cure prostatitis as the special structure of the prostate blocks antibiotics penetrating into it to form high inhibition concentration. There is always some bacteria survived round after round of antibiotics treatment, as a result, relapses.
The consequence is that the bacteria becomes resistant to many antibiotics and make it very difficult to cure even with an effective treatment.
Complicated Prostate Gland Structure
The special structure of prostate gland is a perfect place for bacteria to grow. It blocks everything from entering when it has prostatitis, including antibiotics. The blockage and swelling also reduce blood supply to the prostate.
Also, the prostate gland accumulates deposit and waste and they are not easy to flush out when infected with prostatitis. The formation of these waste and deposit produces blockage and swelling of the prostate.
Prostate Blockage Problems
Although most urologists and doctors believe that infection is the cause of prostatitis, they don't have any clue about the blockage and obstruction in the prostate. Also, they don't have any effective treatment for both problems, therefore, patients find little help from medical consultations.
Infection and prostate blockage are two major obstacles in treating prostatitis. Prostate blockage has close link with the effectiveness of antibiotics treatment because:
1. The metabolic deposit, toxin and dead bacteria form the blockage that causes the swelling of the prostate and stops blood circulation from the body to the prostate. The blood capillaries are the only way for antibiotics and white blood cells entering the prostate, therefore, it hinders the penetration of antibiotic medicine into the prostate and cause treatment failure and relapses.
2. The wide spread of blockage is a natural defense against our immune system because it provides an ideal condition for bacteria to hide and protection against attack from our immunity and antibiotic medicine.
Lack of Specialized Treatment for Prostatitis
Since prostatitis is not life-threatening, medical science has conducted limited research on this stealthy disease over the past years. The most common treatment for prostatitis is oral antibiotics, and it is the only treatment available too. Once antibiotic treatment fails to cure in the first one or two months, it is almost sure that switching to other type of antibiotics or extending the treatment duration is not of much use.
Ironically, some urologists blame non-infection causes as the possible source of prostatitis pain and symptoms, such as nerve problems or muscle problems. They may also suggest you a surgery to remove the prostate so as to get rid of those agonizing symptoms and pain.
Bad Clinical Procedures When Treating Prostatitis
Since most doctors or urologists have limited knowledge on prostatitis, they have made many mistakes in diagnosis, lab tests, prognosis and treatment.
1. Doctors often use urine as the specimen for lab tests which is not suitable for prostatitis. Since the infection is mainly in the prostate, epididymis, vas deferens and seminal vesicles, very few bacteria can travel to the urethra without getting killed by white blood cells. In addition, urine dilutes the infected specimen and make it more difficult to get identified.
2. Very few doctors are willing to perform digital rectal exam to collect prostatic fluid for lab test. Most of them use urine or semen as specimen. THe right type of specimen determines the accuracy of lab test.
3. It is a common practice that most hospitals or clinics use simple white blood cell count test to replace the expensive culture test for prostatitis testing. If there is presence of abnormal number of white blood cells in urethra, doctors will prescribe a broad spectrum antibiotics without knowing what kind of bacteria is causing the problems. This practice works only for a number of cases but is not effective for mixed infection, viral and fungal infections.
Prostatitis Treatment for Prostate Infection
The prostatitis treatment conducted in our clinic is not a surgery. It is a very skillful method to inject antibiotics and Chinese herbal medicine to the infected organs, such as the swollen prostate, enlarged epididymis, enlarged vas deferens and swollen seminal vesicles.
Features of Prostatitis Treatment
1. The aim of the treatment is to facilitate the penetration of antibiotics into the prostate. A special passage is designed near the perineum to allow a needle penetrating into the prostate safely and efficiently. The passage does not pose any risk to other vital organs or pass through colon and rectum, so it won't cause secondary infection.
2. An extra long and flexible needle is used for the special treatment. The needle reaches the prostate precisely under the savvy maneuver of our specialist.
3. The specific kind of medicine used is purely based on the laboratory reports. If our tests find that you have Chlamydia, a Chlamydia sensitive antibiotics is selected for the treatment. If you have viral infection, we will switch to viral treatment. If you have fungal infection, the doctor will select fungal medicine for the treatment.
4. Lastly, a large amount of Chinese herbal medicine is administered to dissolve the blockage and obstruction typically found in chronic prostatitis. The herbal medicine is the special part of our treatment for prostatitis because there is no other urologist or doctor in western countries practicing this kind of unblocking treatment.
5. The theory is blockage in prostatitis is unknown to western medical science, so it is meaningless if you consult with your doctor about our treatment. Since western medicine focuses only one the infection problem of prostatitis, the blockage issue is either neglected or unknown by most doctors. Even though some doctors observe the sign of obstruction in swollen prostate, there is little they can do to cure or alleviate the symptoms except surgery which is highly risky.
6. Blockage will develop into calculus after some years of prostatitis. There may be other forms such as cyst, fibrosis, lumps, etc. Western medicine has no effective treatment to remove these abnormal symptoms. The Chinese medicine is extremely effective in dissolving these hard structures.
Additional Information of the Prostatitis Treatment
Improper prostatic injection will create lumps in the prostate permanently and we have seen many cases like this, particularly patients from United States and Italy. Regular needle is not suitable for this kind of prostatic injection. If you are planning to receive such treatment, please make sure the doctor use a very thin needle. In our clinic, a longer and thinner needle is used for the treatment so that the prostate has little damage after numerous injections.
As prostatitis is always caused by infection, the primary goal of the treatment is to eradicate infection completely in all genital organs, including the prostate, epididymis, vas deferens and seminal vesicles. Before the treatment, a comprehensive lab test is carried out on a list of possible pathogens, including common bacteria, Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma and candida/fungi. Then, corresponding medicine is administered in the treatment.
The major problem of prostatitis is the incomplete eradication of bacteria infection and results in flare up. Obstruction of the blocked prostate is the main cause of flare up. Administration of mere antibiotics in the treatment can only work on the infection part of the problem, but it can not solve the obstruction problem which hinders the thorough penetration of antibiotics.
Therefore, Chinese herbal medicine must be administered during treatment to dissolve calculus, lumps and obstruction. The herbal medicine is administered through prostatic injection.
Procedure of the Treatment for Prostatitis
Preparation of Medicine for Injection
The medicine solution consists of two important components, antibiotics and Chinese herbal medicine. First, herbal medicine and antibiotics are mixed in a solution for injection, the specific antibiotics selected depends on the kind of pathogen present, and herbal medicine is administered in large concentration.
It is advised to empty the bladder and rectum before arriving at the clinic. When treatment session begins, you will stand on your knee and bend over a table. The doctor inserts a gloved finger to check the condition of the swollen prostate and ask your pain sensation when he exerts pressure on different spots of the prostate. Then the finger locates the spot where he is going to treat. A needle is injected to the near-anus spot, then the gloved finger guides the needle to the desired spot. The doctor then presses the plunger and force the medicine into infected areas.
Once all medicine is inside the prostate, the doctor withdraws the needle while the other gloved finger massage mildly on the prostate for better penetration. If it is the first day treatment, you will have more obvious pain as the infected tissue reacts with the medicine. The pain after treatment will get better after a rest or walk.
After Prostatitis Treatment
The Treatment is not a Surgery
There are a lot of misconception that our prostatitis treatment is a surgery procedure. In fact, it is not. It is a non-invasive treatment with the minimal damage to the prostate and your body. Injection does not cause any side effects. Antibiotics and Chinese herbal medicine do most of the task inside the prostate naturally without damaging the liver or kidney.
No Risk Treatment
Since we use extreme thin needle for the treatment, the damage to the prostate is minimal. The passage of prostatic injection is not close to any vital organ and poses very low risk. Previous clinical experience shows that the treatment is extremely safe. In fact, many have benefited from the herbal medicine and have better appetite and in good spirits.
Possible Pathogens of Prostate Infection
Although there are numerous pathogens that can cause prostate infection and finally lead to prostatitis, it can be classified into three major groups, namely bacteria, virus and candida. Bacteria group can be subdivided into common bacteria, Chlamydia, Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma. These pathogens are also the most stealthy and stubborn. Many cases of stubborn chronic prostatitis are linked to these pathogens because they often resist well to antibiotics treatment.
Some of the common bacteria are Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Corynebacteria, Enterococcus, Trichomonas, etc.
Some mixed prostate infection cases are related to viruses. Although viral infection is not popular, it does cause symptoms and pain with other bacterial infections. These viruses are Cytomegalo virus (CMV), Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2) and Coxsackie Virus (CVB).
Weak immune system in the swollen prostate will cause imbalance of bacteria growth. Opportunity pathogens, such as candida/fungi, will grow exponentially and cause irritating symptoms and pain. However, candida infection is less threatening than bacterial infection and is easier to treat.