Medically reviewed by Dr. Paul Song M.D
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- Use of natural therapies can help men relieve prostatitis symptoms, support whole body immunity, and prevent re-infection.
- Alternative treatments men can help relieve symptoms without the side effects of drugs.
- Modifying lifestyle and habits, such as sexual activities, can help men prevent bacterial prostatitis.
Besides conventional medications and drugs, there are many other treatments for bacterial prostatitis. Through natural therapies you can help relieve symptoms, support whole body immunity, and prevent re-infection. By trying alternative treatments you can help relieve symptoms without the side effects of drugs.
There are a number of prostatitis supplements that can help promote prostate health and help relieve urinary and pain symptoms. Besides taking supplements, you can evaluate your lifestyle and diet with your doctor. You can discuss making dietary changes or avoiding the foods and substances that can trigger or worsen prostatitis symptoms.
If you follow Dr. Geo’s “NPAT” Treatment Program, you’ll find yourself on an approach to wellness that includes evaluating diet, lifestyle, and the types of supplements that may be useful to you. Most men who follow NPAT use prostatitis supplements to support their body with phytotherapy. Phytotherapy is also one of the treatments recommended by the more conventional UPOINT system. Probiotics are another supplement that can be taken with or after antibiotics to help to restore gut health, which is especially compromised by taking antibiotics.
Alternative prostatitis treatments help with pelvic tension and pain. The diverse variety of alternative therapies can help patients regain wellness, relieve pain, relieve stress, and rehabilitate the pelvic floor. Depending on the symptoms and the cause of the prostatitis problems, there are so many treatment choices avaialable.
Alternative therapies include stress management techniques (like meditation and yoga) and exercises for relieving tension in the pelvic floor as well as prostate massage, acupuncture, biofeedback therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and many more.
Experts do recommend trying several different treatments to restore health and attack prostatitis from different angles. As mentioned, taking probiotics for prostatitis can help restore digestive health, which is particularly important after being on a course of antibiotics (as so many men with bacterial prostatitis have been).
Following a holistic approach to treating prostatitis is easier on your body than using conventional therapies. The good thing about alternative and natural prostatitis treatments is that they offer therapeutic relief without the negative side effects that you may get from taking medications such as muscle relaxers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and anti-depressants, which are often prescribed for prostatitis patients. Drugs that help with urinary flow such as alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors also have some serious negative sexual and other side effects. Meanwhile, there are natural products that can act in similar ways to the medications without causing the unwanted side effects that can help preserve quality of life and keep from creating new problems in the body.
Treating prostatitis holistically includes eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, getting exercise, and adopting other healthy habits such as avoiding certain foods, additives, and chemicals. You might need to look at your sexual habits to see if they could be contributing to your prostatitis. A holistic treatment route boosts the immune system and hopefully treats not just the symptoms but attacks the cause of your prostatitis so you can keep it from coming back. Following a whole-body approach to wellness (using many of these other treatments for bacterial prostatitis) will boost your immunity so you body can better fight infection and prevent prostatitis from returning.