Monday, June 22, 2020

What is prostatitis?

Prostatitis refers to local and systemic symptoms caused by acute or chronic inflammation caused by nonspecific infection of the prostate. Generally divided into four types:

Type Ⅰ: Acute bacterial prostatitis.

Type Ⅱ: Chronic bacterial prostatitis.

Type III: chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.

Type ⅢA: chronic nonbacterial inflammatory prostatitis.

Type ⅢB: Chronic non-bacterial non-inflammatory prostatitis.

Type Ⅳ: Asymptomatic prostatitis.

Chronic prostatitis (CP), also known as chronic prostatitis-like syndrome, is a group of syndromes, a common and frequently-occurring disease in urology, including type Ⅱ, type Ⅲ and type Ⅳ. According to European and American statistics, The incidence of pathology in adults can reach 35%-98%, and the clinical incidence in the general male population may reach 5%-8.8%. In the United States, there are 2 million patients with chronic prostatitis each year. According to domestic data, the pathological incidence rate is about 24.3%, the first peak age of onset is 30-39 years old, about 34.4%, the other peak is 60-69 years old, and the incidence rate is about 36.4%.

The clinical course of chronic prostatitis is a gradual and complicated process, and there are more sexual dysfunctions, changes in fertility, long-term dull pain, changes in urination, changes in neuropsychology, etc., which can affect marriage and family Therefore, prostatitis is not only a medical problem, but also a serious social problem.

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