The treatments of prostatitis depending on the underlying cause are:
antibiotics – this will depend on what bacteria that you have. You may take it as oral antibiotics for 4 to 6 weeks but if it is chronic you may need longer treatment or intravenous,
alpha blockers – this may reduce the symptoms and will help relax the bladder muscle and neck,
anti-inflammatory agents – NSAIDs,
prostate massage – to provide relief by using a lubricated gloved finger,
other treatments – heat therapy and certain drugs but still under research.
You might prevent prostatitis by:
practicing good hygiene like keeping your penis clean;
drink lots of fluids for regular urination;
consult your doctor right away if you have possible UTI.
7 Alternative and Homeopathic Remedies
Some of the alternative remedies for prostatitis include:
biofeedback – you will be taught to control certain body functions such as relaxing your muscles and to manage pain caused by prostatitis;
acupuncture – by the use of thin needles to certain pints in your body;
herbal remedies and supplements – there is still no evidence about this but some men are taking cernilton and quercetin, supplements are minerals and vitamins such as selenium, zinc and vitamins D and E.
8 Lifestyle and Coping
Lifestyle modifications are necessary in order to manage the symptoms of prostatitis.
To lessen the symptoms, try some of these tips;
soak in warm bath and limit your caffeine, alcohol and acidic or spicy foods,
avoid wearing padded shorts or bicycling,
avoid prolonged sitting or you can sit in a pillow to ease the pressure on the prostate.
9 Risks and Complications
There are several risks and complications associated with prostatitis.
The risk factors of prostatitis are:
if you had this before;
being middle aged man or young;
if you had a pelvic trauma;
if you had an infection in the bladder or the urethra;
Elevated prostate-specific antigen or PSA can be caused by prostatitis. The screening of this is used to screen prostate cancer because cancerous cells produce more PSA but there is no enough evidence that prostatitis may lead to prostate cancer.
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