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Professions With Highest Risk of Prostatitis

By    |   Friday, 12 Feb 2016 12:55 PM

Prostatitis is a non-cancerous inflammation of the prostate gland and has many potential causes. There is evidence to suggest that some professions may increase the risk of prostatitis.

Prostatitis can affect men at any time during their lives, but it is more common in men under the age of 50. According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of prostatitis include:

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• Pain or burning sensation during urination
• Urgent need to urinate or frequent urination
• Difficulty urinating
• Pain or discomfort in the testes, penis, low back, abdomen, or groin
• Pain in the perineum, or area between the scrotum and rectum
• Painful ejaculation

Mayo Clinic also says that while prostatitis is often caused by a bacterial infection, some cases have causes that are never clearly identified. Other potential causes include immune system disorders, nervous system disorders, or injuries or trauma to the pelvic region.

Some professions can lead to a higher risk of developing prostatitis, according to Urology Specialists of the Carolinas. Because prostatitis can be caused by injury or pressure on the genitals or pelvic region, occupations that require heavy lifting can be problematic, especially when the bladder is full. During lifting, the urine in the bladder can back up into the prostate gland, which in turn can cause bacterial infection.

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Other professions that involve repeated or constant vibration of the pelvic region can increase the risk of prostatitis. For example, long-haul truck drivers are at a higher risk as well as heavy equipment operators or construction workers.

Additionally, other occupations or recreational activities that involve long-distance cycling or horseback riding can put excess stress on the prostate gland, leading to a higher risk of prostatitis, says Mount Sinai Hospital.

Treatment of prostatitis, regardless of the cause, is often successful with a four- to six-week course of antibiotics, according to Healthline. Alpha-blockers and pain relievers may also be prescribed to alleviate discomfort and facilitate urination during treatment.

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