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What Is the Prostate Gland And What Does It Do?
The prostate gland is a gland of the male reproductive system. It is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder. The prostate is quite small and is nearly the same size and shape as a walnut. The prostate gland wraps around a tube called the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis.
The prostate is made up largely of muscular and glandular tissues. Its main function is to produce fluid for semen, which transports sperm. During the male orgasm (climax), muscular contractions squeeze the prostate's fluid into the urethra. Sperm, which are produced in the testicles, are also propelled into the urethra during orgasm. The sperm-containing semen leaves the penis during ejaculation.
Types of Prostatitis
There are three types of prostatitis:
* acute bacterial prostatitis
* chronic bacterial prostatitis
* nonbacterial prostatitis
Acute bacterial prostatitis is caused by bacteria and is treated with antimicrobial medication. Acute bacterial prostatitis comes on suddenly, and its prostate symptoms--including chills and fever--are severe. Therefore, a visit to your doctor's office is essential.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is also caused by bacteria and requires antimicrobial medication. Unlike an acute prostate infection, the symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis may include prostate pain.
Nonbacterial prostatitis is not caused by bacteria--its cause is by infection of mycoplasma, ureaplasma and chlamydia. Antimicrobial medications are not effective for this type of prostatitis. Treatments may be helpful in some cases but most of them don't.
Can calcium deposits on the prostate gland be cancerous?
Calcium deposits most often occur where there has been prior injury, infection, or inflammation. Certain patterns suggest a benign process in the prostate gland while other patterns are worrisome for a cancer. Calcium deposits in the prostate gland (called prostatic calcifications) are usually discovered when men have a rectal ultrasound performed. Sometimes they can be seen on a plain X-ray of the pelvis. Prostatic calcifications, no matter what the pattern, do not increase the risk of prostate cancer. But their presence does not exclude the possibility of cancer. An elevated PSA, a prostate nodule felt by the prostate doctor on rectal exam, or other abnormalities on prostate ultrasound will determine the need for further evaluation and possible prostate gland biopsy. By the way, dietary calcium does not influence the formation of prostatic calcifications.
How Prostate Gland Got Blocked?
Prostatitis starts with infection of urethra. We don't know what bacteria is causing this until specimen of prostate fluid is tested for possible bacteria. Once bacteria enter the prostate gland, it immediately start to produce waste from metabolism and growth of bacteria, this calcium waste accumulate in the tiny prostate glands and start to block the prostate gland passage. If patients of prostatitis receive treatment timely, the waste could be removed naturally. If they fail to stop infection, bacteria continue to grow and calcium waste is getting harder and increase in volume, and block many prostate glands eventually. After prostate gland is blocked, bacteria shield itself from outside attack with the natural defense of blockage, and most treatment for prostatitis won't work because of the blockage.
Is It Possible To Have Prostatitis Without Blockage?
Yes, it is possible. According to our statistics on visiting patients, a small number of cases have no or mild calcification, the majority of them still have some level or serious prostate blockage. Some factors could affect the formation of prostate blockage, the type of bacteria infected could cause different degree of blockage. Some bacteria tend to produce more blockage then others. Prostatitis without prostate blockage often have less severe symptoms and pain in the prostate than those with blockage, and they have less complicated prostate condition and stand a greater chance of cure with our Prostatitis Injection Treatment.
How To Diagnose Prostatitis Blockage in Prostate Gland?
Have ultrasound scan of the prostate gland first, and if the report says that you have enlarged size or volume in the prostate, it indicates that you have blockage, if presence of hardening and uneven texture, it also indicates blockage. You can also do DRE yourself to have a sensation of the prostate, if the prostate is hard, larger in size, blockage is likely.
How to know that prostate blockage is dissolving During Prostatitis Injection Treatment?
After a few days of prostatitis injection treatment, collect your urine in a bottle daily. When unblocking process starts, you will notice milky or cloudy particles in urine sample. If left to cool down, a layer of deposit is seen. This is the strong prove that the blockage is there and the unblocking process is working. If you have large amount of thick deposit, that means unblocking process is more thorough and have greater chance of a complete cure, pain and symptoms of prostatitis could be eliminate thoroughly.
How To Evaluate Treatment Progress In The Prostate Gland?
During prostatitis injections, pay attention to level of pain in the area injected, if you experience extreme pain, it indicates the severity of infection in that spot, also pay attention to how much time for the pain to subside in that spot, it is also another indicator. After several days of injections in that spot the pain level will reduce during and after injections. When you have very low level of pain with injections, that indicates the prostate gland is restored.
I Have Been To Many Prostatitis Treatments In US And Europe, No One Prostate Doctor Mentioned About Prostate Blockage, Why Is That?
Currently most prostatitis treatments focus on issue of infection only, and still don't have any breakthrough in the prostate infection area, not to mention the blockage issue. Western prostate doctors have very primitive knowledge on prostatitis and have no effective tools for prostate blockage in the prostate gland. Blockage theory is not difficult to understand and prove, milky or cloudy urine is the solid proof that blockage exists. Any prostatitis treatment that neglects the issue of prostate gland blockage, it stands no chance of a cure.
Can I Take Herbs To Shrink My Blocked and Swollen Prostate Gland?
Certain Chinese herbs or TCM formula can shed prostate blockage and have similar effects on prostate injections, however, it is slow process that take longer time to unblock the gland, plus you must fit some requirements before taking it. This prostate herbal formula is not known to many western medical community. We also formulated an oral TCM unblocking formula for patients of prostatitis who have difficulty coming to China for treatment.
My Ultrasound Scan Shows Spots of Calcification In The Prostate Gland, Can You Treat Calcification?
Prostatitis with serious calcification is the most complicated cases in our center, patients always have eight, ten years or more of prostatitis, with serious blockage and calcification, patients complain extensively symptoms and pain in the prostate area and all over the body. If you belong to this group, you must realize that it is virtually untreatable in any country except China. Here we pump unblocking prostate medicine into the prostate daily and let it soak the spots of calcification continuously for a few weeks, once the treatment stops, ultrasound scan is used to examine how much calcification is eliminated. If some calcification is still there, patients need to come back after several months for another round of prostatitis unblocking treatment.
What Is The Time Frame For Formation Of Prostate Blockage and Calcification?
It takes one year for prostate blockage to develop into considerable amount in prostate gland, sometimes even early if the bacteria is extremely active in producing waste, prostate pain and symptoms are often aggravated after the prostate blockage spread to more area. Prostate calcification is formed based on the long term physiological change of prostate blockage, usually several years or more. Prostate calcification can be described as the hardening of the prostate blockage. Once prostate calcification is formed, it is extremely difficult to get rid of it. Our Prostatitis Injection Treatment can cure and remove calcification after several weeks of intensive injections.
Prostate Gland Is Very Delicate , Does Multiple Prostate Injections Inflict Permanent Damage?
It is true that the prostate gland is very delicate and tender, extreme care is needed when performing injections. First the needles must be extremely thin that inflict minimal damage to the prostate gland, second, prostate injections rotate on different spots so that no one particular spot receive injections consecutively. All cured prostatitis cases show normal function of prostate gland.