Prostatitis

Also indexed as:Prostadynia, Acute Bacterial Prostatitis, Chronic Abacterial Prostatitis, Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis, Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis
Prostate inflammation can lead to daily discomfort. Learn more about the four forms of prostatitis, and find relief for symptoms. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Prostate inflammation can lead to daily discomfort. Learn more about the four forms of prostatitis, and find relief for symptoms. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Consider an OTC pain remedy

    Try analgesics, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin IB, Advil), and naproxen (Aleve) to help relieve pain

  • Discover quercetin

    Reduce symptoms of chronic prostatitis with the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of this beneficial flavonoid; take 1,000 mg a day

  • Get relief from flower pollen

    Take two tablets of flower pollen extract twice a day to improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis

  • Make time for a checkup

    See your doctor to determine the specific cause of your condition

  • Flush your urethra

    Help prevent infectious prostatitis with frequent urination and ejaculation

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