Prostatitis is non-cancerous inflammation of the prostate, that causes discomfort, pain and difficult urination, frequent or urgent urination.
- Acute bacterial prostatitis which is caused by bacteria strains. It begins suddenly in most of the cases and causes fever, nausea, chills and vomiting.
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis which is recurring or infections that are difficult to treat developed when antibiotics are not helping.
- Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis is a light form of disease which doesn’t require any treatment. It does not cause any symptoms and you might not even know that you have it
- Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. This type of prostatitis — the most common —isn’t caused by bacteria. Often an exact cause can’t be identified. For some men, symptoms stay about the same over time. For others, the symptoms go through cycles of being more and less severe.
Medical Treatment for Prostatitis
It depends on the underlying cause:
- Antibiotics chosen by a doctor depending on the type of bacteria causing the infection. When symptoms are severe, intravenous (IV) antibiotics are prescribed. The duration of treatment usually may take from four – six weeks to longer treatment for recurring and chronic prostatitis.
- Alpha blockers relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers easing painful urination.
- Anti-inflammatory agents which are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs).
Natural Remedies for Prostatitis
Doctors may recommend you alternative treatments for prostatitis like dietary changes, supplements and sitz baths. Typically the most effective supplements for prostatitis are:
- Vortex medicine and Mishin coil. Put a flat coil (can be alternated with the torus) for 30-40 min on the kidneys, coccyx and the lower abdomen. It should be done in a day to the complete recovery.
- Saw palmetto alleviates the symptoms of prostatitis.
- Quercetin helps to alleviate inflammatory conditions. It may be very effective in alleviating chronic pelvic pain.
- Vitamin D helps to target the chronic inflammation.
- Goldenseal has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It also fights off urinary tract infections.
- Sitz baths. A portable sitz bath container or a tub filled with a few inches of warm water will do. Sit in it for 20 minutes. Do it every day.
- Acupuncture, which may alleviate the pain of prostatitis. If you don’t particularly care to be poked with dozens of tiny needles, biofeedback has also been shown to help some men.
Good Foods for Prostatitis
- A diet rich in veggies and fruits.
- Whole grains for plenty of fiber.
- Whole wheat bread .
- Monounsaturated fats ( avocados).
- Yogurt and green tea that fights inflammation.
Foods to Avoid for Prostatitis
- Spicy foods for prostatitis.
- Fatty foods.
- Citrus juices.