Prostatitis and infertility
The desire for procreation is one of the basic human needs.
Any man treats his sexual health with special trepidation. It is important for him to have a good erection. But it is equally important to be able to fertilize. Any sexual disorders significantly reduce a man’s self-esteem, are accompanied by prolonged depression, and reduce labor productivity.
Diseases of the organs of the male reproductive system inevitably lead to a deterioration in sexual function. The degree of its severity may be different, but it will be present necessarily. Moreover, modern medicine considers sexual function as an integral indicator of male health.
The prostate gland secretes. Together with the secretion of the testes and seminal vesicles, it forms sperm. The secretion of the prostate gland contains enzymes, proteins, trace elements, among which zinc predominates. These substances protect sperm from the aggressive effects of the vaginal environment. They give them mobility, and also contribute to the timely development of an acrosomal reaction. It consists in the isolation of enzymes from a special bag on the head of the sperm (acrosome) that dissolve the egg membrane and thereby ensure the penetration of the male genetic material into it.
With chronic prostatitis, prostate function is impaired. The volume of its secretion is reduced, as well as the content in it of substances important for the reproductive system (for example, lecithin grains, zinc). This leads to a decrease in sperm motility. They are not able to get to the egg and fertilize it. The number of spermatozoa with fragmented DNA (the main carrier of the genetic information of the cell) is growing. In addition, the amount of antisperm antibodies that damage sperm cells increases in semen. That is, a seemingly harmless disease, which some do not even take seriously, can lead to such sad consequences. Therefore, it is necessary to treat prostatitis. And the approach to its treatment should be comprehensive. It is important not only to eliminate the infection, relieve inflammation, but also to help restore the function of the prostate gland.
At the end of the last century, V. Kh. Havinson and V. G. Morozov isolated regulatory peptides1 by the employees of the research laboratory of bioregulation of the Military Medical Academy. This is a group of biologically active substances that participate in the transfer of information between cells and thereby regulate their activity. For more than 20 years, they have been widely used to treat certain diseases, including chronic prostatitis. In addition, metabolic therapy is actively used in the treatment of this disease. It consists in the appointment of drugs that provide increased access to the human body of substances, the content of which decreases during pathological processes. These are vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids (proteins are made of them), trace elements.
Today in pharmacies you can see a large number of such drugs. They can vary in the form of release (tablets, capsules, granules), the regimen of admission, cost. Since all these drugs play a supporting role, they must be supplemented with antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs. Combined preparations are most convenient for use. They may contain regulatory peptides, antibiotics (lomefloxacin or dioxidine), certain amino acids, as well as trace elements, such as zinc. With timely and correctly prescribed treatment for chronic prostatitis, impaired sperm parameters are restored and its fertility is increased.