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Prostatitis and Depression

Prostatitis and Depression.

Prostatitis & Depression

Depression is often brought on by lifechanging circumstances or a medical condition. Men living with chronic health conditions are much more likely to suffer mental health conditions and Prostatitis is no exception to this rule.

Prostatitis affects the genitalia, a symbol of manhood and a subject that men will often not freely discuss with friends or a partner as it is seen as a taboo subject like diabetes or arthritis that can also be debilitating.

A lowered sex drive, problems with urination, pain in the pelvic area and general discomfort all add to stress and in some cases exacerbate the symptoms. In some studies, up to 78% of men suffering from this condition suffered depression.

What’s more, non-bacterial Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) can be challenging to treat adding further to feelings of hopelessness and despair. If you have been diagnosed with Non-Bacterial Chronic pain syndrome and experience any of the symptoms below, you should consult with your GP and discuss what to can be done to help you with these feelings:

  • Depressed, despondent or sad
  • Listless, tired, low energy.
  • Losing enthusiasm for normal activities and pastimes.
  • Experiencing mood swings.
  • Changes in appetite
  • Losing interest in sex
  • Worsening relationships with family and friends
  • Little problems becoming big issues
  • Losing focus and concentration
  • Insomnia and sleeping problems

Prostatitis Treatment Options

From our clinical experience, depressions can be substantially reduced by men who fully explore all treatment options and reset their own expectations.

As we get older, we are not as agile as in our youth and have to make adjustments in how we live our lives. Similarly, CPPS sufferers have to develop a programme of management which takes into consideration their diet, being realistic regarding the work or jobs they can do, being truthful with their partners and those close to them about their symptoms.

This also means exploring the best treatment options. For some men this may eventually mean going down the surgical route, but for many others we have been able to mitigate and manage their symptoms through the application of extracorporeal focused shockwave therapy combined with thermal radio frequency and microcurrent energy.

In over 80% of cases we have been able to improve the quality of life of the men that we treat.

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