Monday, October 21, 2013

Prostatitis Self Treatment

Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. Common symptoms include painful urination, groin pain and testicular pain.


  • According to the Mayo Clinic, 5 to 10 percent of prostatitis is caused by bacteria and easily treated with antibiotics. However, non-bacterial prostatitis is difficult to diagnose and treat. Treatment is usually limited to self-care.


  • The goal of self-treatment is cutting down the inflammation in your prostate. The Mayo Clinic suggests soaking in a warm bath for 15 minutes per day.


  • Try to avoid eating foods that are spicy or acidic. They can irritate the prostate. Also, limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine as they can aggravate prostatitis.


  • Riding on bicycles and horses can aggravate your prostate, and it is best to avoid those activities when you are not feeling well. Also, siting on a cushion or pillow can be helpful.


  • In most cases, non-bacterial prostatitis will resolve on its own. However, it is common for the condition to become a chronic problem that sometimes reoccurs.
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