How To Treat Prostatitis

[toc]ProstatitisThough, prostatitis is often common among men of different ages, it can be treated with medication and alternative medicines as well. Certain lifestyle and home remedies like taking a warm bath or stiz bath, limiting the intake of alcohol, caffeine, and spicy food can also help to fight away prostatitis to a huge extent.

Sitting on a pillow to ease the pressure of the prostate gland, avoiding bicycling or wearing padded shorts and adjusting the bicycle to adjust the pressure of the prostate gland can be tried to limit prostatitis. Certain alternative medications like biofeedback, acupuncture and herbal supplements can also be the options to treat prostatitis. The other treatments are:


Ways To Treat Prostatitis

Antibiotics

AntibioticsThe choice of antibiotics depends on the kind of prostatitis you are suffering from. The doctor will advise you the type of antibiotic. If the disease is in its severe form, the doctor can prescribe intravenous antibiotics, but if the patient is suffering from chronic prostatitis, the doctor will prescribe drugs for a longer period. The treatment will only work if you take the medicines regularly and complete the course of the antibiotics. Leaving the medication midway can make the disease relapse.


Alpha Blockers

Alpha blockers are medicines that are prescribed to help to join the prostate and the bladder. These medicines can also cease the pain during the urination. The examples of alpha blockers are tamsulosin (Flomax), terazosin (Hytrin), alfuzosin (Uroxatral), and doxazosin (Cardura). These medicines can cause headaches and a dip in blood pressure, dizziness, weakness and little or no sperm count during ejaculation. Alpha blockers are prescribed if the cause is not a bacterial infection.


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Pain Relievers and Massage

aspirinPain relievers can ease the pain and can be a treatment for chronic pain that is associated with this disease. Physical therapy and medicines like tricyclic antidepressant keep the pain under control. Other pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) can be used. However, the doctor should be consulted before administering any kind of pain medicine. If these medications are not adequate for handling the pain, the patients can also go for a prostate massage. This is done by a doctor using a lubricated finger wearing gloves.


Saw Palmetto and Quercetin

Saw PalmettoSaw palmetto is a plant whose ripe fruit is used as a medicine to treat certain prostate infections like prostatitis. It is an herbal treatment and can be opted if you have already tried other options and found no effect. It is also a common ingredient found in men’s supplements. Quercetin is a type of bioflavonoid which helps in treating prostatitis. It stops the production of compounds like histamine and can also relieve chronic pain which can be experienced in prostatitis.


Goldenseal

GoldensealGoldenseal is another herb which is used for the herbal treatment of prostatitis. It is found in the woods from Vermont to Arkansas and gets its trademark, golden color from the scars which are found at the base of the stem. The stem, when broken reveals a golden wax letter seal. Goldenseal contains berberine known to possess anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Both these properties make it apt for prostatitis treatment. However, the properties are not as potent when the herb is consumed orally.

The medications as well as the herbal treatment discussed are all aimed at treating prostatitis. But there are other treatments as well like heat therapy with a microwave device that can prove to be effective too for treating the prostatitis effectively.

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