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How to Naturally Treat Prostatitis

by
author image Lisabetta DiVita
Lisabetta Divita is a physician whose love for writing flourished while she was exposed to all facets of the medical field during her training. Her writings are currently featured in prominent medical magazines and various online publications. She holds a doctorate in medicine, a master's in biomedicine, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Boston College.
How to Naturally Treat Prostatitis
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Prostatitis is a debilitating medical condition that affects a man's prostate--a small grape-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. Prostatitis sufferers can have dysuria (pain when urinating), nocturia (frequent urination during the night) and testicular or penile pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common cause of prostatitis is bacteria. But trauma, stress or an immune system disorder are other possible causes for prostatitis. There are various natural therapies available.

Step 1

Use a portable sitz bath to soothe your prostatitis. Place the plastic portable sitz bath container over your toilet seat. Fill the plastic container with warm water and sit in the sitz bath for 20 minutes daily. This is meant to soak your prostate region, hips and buttocks only, according to Drug Information Online. Ask your doctor if he recommends adding salts or vinegar to the sitz bath.

Step 2

Avoid alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine, as they can all aggravate your prostatitis symptoms.

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Step 3

Try acupuncture treatments. An acupuncturist will place tiny needles on your skin at various areas on your body. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown acupuncture can decrease the pain of prostatitis.

Step 4

See a biofeedback specialist. Biofeedback is an alternative method of treatment that allows you to use your thoughts to control your pain. With the help of a biofeedback monitoring device, you can learn to relax your muscles and control your symptoms of prostatitis.

Step 5

Try taking saw palmetto, pollen extract or quercitin. These are all natural remedies that can help cure your prostatitis. Take one tablet daily or what the package insert recommends. Consult your doctor before taking these supplements because they can interact with your current medications.

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