Prostate problems are usually experienced by men over 40 who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Also, the disease can be caused by a bacterial lesion of the organs of the genitourinary system.
In traditional and folk medicine, vast experience has been accumulated in the fight against prostate diseases. This article is devoted to effective methods of therapy, in particular, the treatment of prostatitis with longidase .
Prostatitis – causes
Inflammatory processes of the prostate gland are divided into 2 types:
- non-bacterial .
The exact causes of non-bacterial prostatitis are not fully understood,
but the scientific community unambiguously associates them with lack of
exercise. This leads to the formation of stagnation of blood and prostate
secretions, causing inflammation.
Bacterial prostatitis is caused by autoimmune disorders and is often found in men who are promiscuous.
The consequences of an inattentive attitude to the disease are adenoma and oncological diseases. Infectious processes of the gland are stopped by changing the structure of the connective tissues. Longidaza helps relieve pain during urination, increases the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment.
Forms of the course of the disease
Doctors distinguish between chronic and acute forms of prostatitis. Acute prostatitis develops under the influence of pathogens, after prolonged hypothermia or with complications of infectious diseases of other organs. An exacerbation is diagnosed by the following signs:
- high body temperature;
- swelling and pain in the groin area;
- headaches and muscle pain;
- uncharacteristic color of urine;
- pain during bowel movements;
- sexual dysfunction.
Chronic prostatitis is formed with prolonged exposure to bacterial pathogens (with infectious forms) or as a result of maintaining an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of physical activity. Often, a chronic disease is asymptomatic and is manifested by mild malaise and a feeling of general fatigue. Sooner or later inflammation of the prostate becomes acute.
What is Longidaza
The medicine (its official name is longidaza ) is produced in the form of suppositories and dry matter in ampoules for the preparation of a solution for injection. The drug is used as an enzyme for the breakdown of connective tissue components, an immunomodulator and has an anti-inflammatory effect. At the same time, the active substance in the composition is distinguished by a selective effect on tissue cells – the effect occurs only in places of fibrous (scar) formations.
The drug affects only the tissue, but not the causative agent of the disease. Therefore, longidase in the treatment of prostatitis is prescribed by a doctor as an additional drug and is taken as part of complex therapy to the main remedy. Longidaza from prostatitis in the form of suppositories is prescribed for independent use at home, in the absence of the need for hospitalization. Longidaza injections with diagnosed prostatitis are indicated for acute forms of prostatitis or when suppositories are refused for various reasons.
Indications for the use of the drug
Longidaza is used not only in the treatment of this disease, the range of its effects is very wide:
- arthrosis and hematoma;
- diseases from the field of dermatology (burns, skin injuries, scars);
- gynecological diseases (inflammation of the genitourinary system, adhesions, endometritis).
Prophylactic use of Longidaza
The drug is prescribed by doctors and in order to prevent diseases of
the prostate. As a result of its use, the body’s resistance to various
infections increases. Longidaza is also used to consolidate the result of
treatment and prevent recurrence of the disease.
The standard regimen is one suppository per day for 5 days. For preventive purposes, it is not recommended to take a course more than three times a year.
Features of the use of injections
As part of one ampoule, the active substance longidase with hyaluronidase activity is 1500 or 3000 international units. The drug powder is diluted in a solution of procaine , sodium chloride, or water for injection. The treatment regimen is selected by the urologist, taking into account the characteristics of the body, the age of the patient and the nature of the course of the disease.
It is recommended to make injections 1 time in 3-10 days, the course of
treatment is 10-15 injections. The break between courses of Longidaza for
prostatitis is 2-3 months.
The most common side effect of this method is the appearance of temporary redness and swelling at the injection site.
The medicine must not be administered intravenously!
One suppository contains the amount of the active substance equal to the ampoule. The dosage is also determined by the doctor individually. The procedure is usually carried out 1 time in 1-3 days in accordance with the instructions. With the rectal method of taking the medicine, hygiene should be observed. For better retention of the medicine, the procedure is carried out after a bowel movement, preferably at night. The candle is inserted with a sharp end inside, after which the patient is recommended to remain in the supine position for at least half an hour.
The convenience of the suppository form lies in the ease of self-use and the possibility of carrying out the procedure at home. Thus, patients taking longidase in the form of suppositories can quickly relieve pain and feel relief within half an hour after taking it.
Contraindications and side effects
Before using the drug, a specialist consultation is recommended. It is necessary to take into account all possible contraindications:
- oncological diseases (the use can provoke the rapid growth of a malignant tumor in the body);
- individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- kidney failure;
- pulmonary hemorrhage.
Also, the use is contraindicated in children under 12 years of age. With caution and under supervision, Longidaza is prescribed in areas of acute infectious inflammation in order to avoid the spread of local infection. Reviews of the side effects of the drug are rare, they are mainly associated with pain when administered intramuscularly and pass quickly.
In rare cases, patients complained of dizziness, nausea and general weakness of the body. Despite a small list of side effects, the drug may react with other drugs taken during this period. For example, it is not prescribed simultaneously with hormonal, antihistamine drugs and salicylates. Therefore, be sure to tell the urologist about all diseases and medications taken.
Analogues and prices in pharmacies
The cost of Longidaza candles at the time of writing is 1300-1500 rubles. for a pack of 10 suppositories 3000 IU. The price of the powder for preparing the solution is 1500-1700 rubles. for a pack of 5 vials of the same volume of active substance. The pharmaceutical market offers a choice of similar medicines. Among them there are variants of Russian and foreign manufacturers in the cheaper segment.
At the same time, there are no absolute analogues of the drug. The use of drugs similar in effect during treatment should be carried out with the consent of the doctor. Since Longidaza has a wide scope, the analogue should be selected depending on the nature of the disease. Some drugs may have side effects in the form of allergic reactions to components, this should be taken into account.
The opinion of official medicine
Clinical studies of the action of Longidase showed a positive trend in patients with chronic forms of the disease in more than 80% of cases. Rectal administration of the drug allows you to alleviate the symptoms within half an hour after application. A small percentage of the occurrence of side effects was recorded, which quickly and without medical intervention disappear.
All of the above arguments allow us to recommend the drug for use as a treatment and prophylactic agent. To prevent diseases of the prostate gland, experts advise to undergo an annual examination by a urologist with mandatory urinalysis and ultrasound. Timely detection and prevention of pathologies is the key to successful treatment and male longevity.