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5 Efficient Types of Prostatitis Treatment.

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All men have at least some problems with prostate. There is no hiding from a wide variety of medical conditions that affect the prostate gland. At the same time, the very etiology of these issues is so wide and so connected to the process of aging that absolutely all men are 100% guaranteed to be diagnosed with BPH or prostatitis at some point in their lives.

The most common age to be diagnosed is 45-55 years. However, the studies show that by the age of 70 nearly 100% of men have issues with their prostate glands. This is the statistic on BPH. Prostatitis is a quite different animal. The disease may have a reoccurring nature, be a one-time bacterial invasion, warn about cancer, and/or have a chronic nature.

There are 4 distinct types of prostatitis that we have already covered: Acute Bacterial, Chronic Bacterial, CP/CPPS, and Asymptomatic. Each requires specific methods of treatment. We will talk about some therapy methods that address the problem and preventing therapy methods everyone should use.

#1. A Course of Antibiotics.

At least two types of prostatitis have a very distinct bacterial etiology. Caused by a direct or indirect bacterial invasion in the vast majority of cases or caused by an already progressing urinary tract infection (this is a much rare scenario), both acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis are accompanied by a score of symptoms and may result into serious health issues later on.

One of the most common answers to these invasions is using strong antibiotics that can wipe out hostile microorganisms altogether. The treatment is not targeted and antibiotics usually attack all kinds of alien bacteria, even friendly ones, often causing problems with digestive system. However, the payoff is usually worth it.

Antibiotics like tetracyclines are generally used to slow down the infection and should be used before the inflammation progresses heavily and blocks the bladder. If the latter happens, stronger bactericidal options are recommended. Co-Trumoxazole is a good example. These preparations do not passively assist your immune system, but aggressively attack hostile bacteria. Usually a course of medication is enough to treat the issue. However, in some cases a hospitalization with catheterization is prescribed. In rare cases, an untreated inflammation may result in abscesses which is a more dangerous condition and may require immediate hospitalization.

#2. Alpha Blockers.

Alpha blockers are commonly used to treat a variety of issues with the prostate gland, including benign prostate hyperplasia. This type of treatment can be somewhat beneficial in treating CP/CPPS, chronic bacterial prostatitis, and, consequently, asymptomatic prostatitis. These medications have a wide array of biological effects:

  • Treating Raynaud’s, arterial hypertension, and/or scleroderma.
  • Assisting in recovering from various psychological problems including PTSD.
  • Medical specialists often recommend them to treat minor psychological disorders like panic attacks, anxiety.
  • Symptomatic treatment of BPH and chronic prostatitis.

Note that in order to provide benefits, the treatment must be quite long. Patients reported minor improvements after at least three months of taking the medication. The list of most commonly used alpha blockers contains alfuzosin and tamsulosin. These meds are routinely prescribed for CP/CPPS and BPH.

#3. NSAIDs.

Amongst all drug-based therapeutic methods of prostatitis treatment, using NSAIDs is considered to be the least effective. What is this category of drugs? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were developed to, as the name suggests, reduce inflammations. The medication is a symptomatic type of treatment and does not address the root of the problem. However, antipyretic and analgesic effects of the drug reduce the intensity of symptoms and help in diminishing the effect of the disease.

As a complementary type of treatment, NSAIDs may be used from time to time. In the overwhelming share of clinical cases, a course of antibiotics is all it takes to fight off an infection. NSAIDs may be beneficial when treating chronic bacterial prostatitis or symptomatic treatment of CP/CPPS.

#4. Alternative methods.

Some overly advanced and/or unconventional methods of treatments are also quite often used by patients in order to treat prostatitis. Amongst the most promising ones we chose several interesting strategies that are still not scientifically proven to be effective, but do not harm your organism. When it comes to alternative treatment, the latter is the most important part!

There is a long list of Chinese recipes that promise you to cure prostatitis. We won’t recommend you to alternate to Chinese herbal potions from a course of strong antibiotics, but a combination of both can work. An example of a soup that can assist in treating acute prostatitis:

“Rhubarb, seeds of plantago, aristolochia stem (pref. manshurian), knotgrass, diathus, lonicera, gardenia fruit, rehmannia root, yedo, licorice root, phellodendron. All ingredients combined with a dosage of 10-15 grams per item decocted in 200ml of water. The mix can be used twice. A serving is a 250ml of soup. The recommended course is 2 doses per day.”

There are other promising recipes. For example, our more traditional medicine suggests using two new methods:

  1. A combination of bearberries, goldenseal, Echinacea, flower pollen, saw palmetto, and pellitory of the wall. Decocted in water of boiled, this mix of herbs and berries can help in reducing fever, help in fighting off infections, and treat inflammation during the prostatitis.
  2. A modern method of mixing cranberry and Escherichia coli bacterial extract can be beneficial. The new studies suggest adding them to the mix of lactobacillus sporogens and saw palmetto. Together with arbutin, this recipe is a promising treatment method.

#5. Don’t Treat! Prevent!

Asymptomatic prostatitis and CP/CPPS may not be preventable, but postponing them and making sure that you don’t have to face them early is the best treatment.

Amongst the most effective preemptive measures are:

  • Regular physiological procedures like ejaculation and prostate massage;
  • Recreational usage of drugs like alpha blockers;
  • Recreational usage of herbal mixes;
  • Maintaining good hygiene;
  • Living an active life;
  • Eating and living healthily.
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