Prostatitis literally means inflammation of the prostate. However this can be misleading as not all men with prostatitis actually have an inflamed prostate. Prostatitis is a poorly understood condition but is one of the most common complaints involving the urinary system in men aged 18 – 50.
Chronic prostatitis can affect quality of life and may cause anxiety and depression. Seeking medical attention and treatment of symptoms can help relieve this burden.
The known risk factors include:
- Previous history of prostatitis
- Long-term catheterisation
- Urinary tract infections
More research is needed in this area
If you're experiencing symptoms of Prostatitis, please call 020 7224 5089 or use the appointment form to book a consultation.