Prostatitis

The prostate is the gland that produces the fluid which contains semen. Its size is often compared to a walnut and is located below the bladder. The main function of the fluid produced by prostate is to protect that semen as it travels to a female’s egg. Prostatitis occurs when the prostate becomes swollen or inflamed. Often linked to “enlarged prostate”, Prostatitis is actually a different condition. Prostatitis is classified into different types – Acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).

Prostatitis affects men of all ages but is more common in aged 50 and younger. In addition, it can develop suddenly or gradually, depending on the severity of the case. There are Prostatitis cases that heal on its own, while some need medical treatment. Some types of Prostatitis last for weeks and months before completely healing, while others keep on recurring.

Symptoms

• Chills
• Muscle aches
• Headache
• Peeing issues
• Urgent need to pee especially in the middle of the night
• Pain in the scrotum
• UTI
Back pain

Causes

Acute bacterial prostatitis is usually caused by bacterial infection, which develops when the bacteria in the urine makes it way to the prostate. In most cases, antibacterial medicines are prescribed to eliminate the condition. If the bacteria is not completely eliminated, there is a high chance that acute bacterial prostatitis will recur and become harder to treat.

normal prostate and acute prostatitis. Medical illustration

Natural Home Remedies for Prostatitis

1. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seed is loaded with unsaturated fifty acids which have been proven to maintain a healthy prostate effectively. It is recommended to consume at least 80 grams of these healthy seeds on a daily basis as treatment for Prostatitis and other urinary infections. In addition, pumpkin seeds have antibacterial properties that are perfect for minimizing and eliminating the effects of various bacterial infections.

Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered pumpkin seeds and one cup of hot water. Add a teaspoon of raw honey. Stir well and drink during breakfast. You may repeat these steps during night time especially when suffering from Prostatitis.

2. Tomato

Aside from being a key ingredient for healthy skin, the tomato is one of the most effective natural treatments for Prostatitis. It is rich in antioxidants that are perfect for warding off various bacterial infections. Tomatoes also have high levels of lycopene and bioflavonoids, which help minimize the frequency of urination. .

Eat 1 to 2 big tomatoes daily when suffering from Prostatitis. Make sure to pick the freshest tomatoes to maximize the health effects. Cut in half and remove the seeds before eating. Aside from eating directly, you can also make tomato shake. Blend 3 to 4 pieces of large tomatoes with 2 cups of shaved ice. Add a teaspoon of honey. Blend until the mixture turns into liquid form. You can add some water and more honey to improve taste. Drink during breakfast and before going to bed. .

Slice a few pieces of tomatoes and mix with your favorite cooked meals and salads. Another option is to drink 100% natural tomato juice which is readily available in local supermarkets. Make sure to get the best brand that contains no chemicals and preservatives. Drink 1 cup per day as a treatment for Prostatitis and other urinary infections until the health issue is completely healed.

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3. Papaya

Similar with tomatoes, papaya is rich in lycopene which is highly sought for its ability to maintain an overall healthy prostrate. It also contains essential vitamins, minerals, and antibacterial substances that are ideal for people suffering from urinary infections.

Slice a medium sized ripe papaya into several pieces. Take out the seeds and set aside to dry. Eat a few slices during breakfast and before going to bed. You can also prepare as a drink by blending several slices of ripe or raw papaya with 3 to 4 cups of shaved ice. To improve taste, add a teaspoon of honey. To get more anti-Prostatitis effect, add a teaspoon of pumpkin seeds or several slices of tomatoes. Drink in the morning and before going to bed.

4. Cranberries

Cranberries are packed with antioxidants and antibacterial substances that are proven to prevent and heal Prostatitis effectively. Furthermore, scientific studies prove that cranberries can prevent prostate cancer.

Eat fresh cranberries daily especially when suffering from infections such as Prostatitis. Fresh and natural cranberries are available in local supermarkets. Another option is to make cranberries shake. Mix 1 cup of fresh cranberries with 2 cups of shaved ice. You can also add a few slices of tomatoes. To improve taste, add a few drops of lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Blend until the mixture attains liquid form. Drink in the morning during breakfast or after lunch as a snack.

5.Healthier Lifestyle

Although the different natural treatments discussed above are very effective and convenient to use, probably, the most practical way to treat and prevent Prostatitis is by religiously practicing a healthier lifestyle. First, avoid eating foods that are high in acid and starch. Also, minimize consuming red meat and spicy foods. Instead, opt for fresh vegetables and fruits.

Second, stay away from dangerous vices such as alcohol and cigarettes. Instead, increase intake of water to 10 to 12 glasses per day. Also, drink water before and after taking your meals, not in between.

The third is to do regular exercises. Take morning walks or do yoga and meditation exercises. Doing these will also release stress, which weakens the immune system and makes your body more susceptible to infections.

Lastly, take essential vitamins especially zinc and vitamin E. Zinc has been proven to help cure Prostatitis. For people suffering from this condition, the recommended daily zinc intake is 30 milligrams. Vitamin E has also been proven to assist in maintaining proper prostate health. If you are suffering from Prostatitis, it is best to take 600IU of this vitamin on a daily basis.

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6. Turmeric

Turmeric is a universal ingredient that is highly regarded due to its ability to treat a wide range of health conditions including Prostatitis. The roots of turmeric are rich with curcumin, a powerful substance that effectively removes toxins from the body. Turmeric is also a proven antibacterial ingredient that is ideal for healing various infections such as Prostatitis. Lastly, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and calming effects are perfect for people suffering from inflamed and swollen prostrate.

Boil a few pieces of turmeric roots with several cups of water. Use medium heat for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the mixture boils. Let it cool down for a few minutes. Drink after waking up on an empty stomach. To improve taste, you can add a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon.

Due to its growing popularity, turmeric powder is readily available in various supermarkets. Make sure to buy the highest quality brand with 100% natural turmeric content. Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder with a cup of hot water. Add a teaspoon of honey. Stir well and drink in the morning before having your breakfast.

Turmeric is also available as a tablet supplement. To be safe, better consult your doctor to get proper daily dosage to get an optimum result and prevent developing other health issues.

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Gii Santos

Gii is a full-time work at home mom to her 9 year old daughter and a new baby on the way. She is passionate about health and fitness and natural remedies for certain health conditions. She makes it a point to use eco-friendly products as a way to give back to the environment. Aside from mothering, her routine at home includes sewing, crafting, cooking, reading books, and designing.
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