What Is Prostate infection?
A prostate infection or prostatitis occurs when the prostate and its surrounding area become inflamed.
Prostate infection can be of many types:
Acute bacterial prostatitis: Though the least common and lasts a short time, it can be life-threatening if remains untreated.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis: Symptoms develop over many years and are less intense. It’s more likely to affect middle-aged and young men and cause recurring UTIs.
Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome: This condition causes discomfort and pain around the pelvic area and groin.
Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis: There are no symptoms but the prostate is inflamed. It’s usually discovered when the doctor is diagnosing some other problem.
What Are The Symptoms Of Prostate infection?
Some men having prostate infection experience no symptoms at all, whereas others experience many, including severe pain.
Symptoms of Acute bacterial prostatitis are pain or burning during urination, nausea and vomiting, inability to empty the bladder, body aches, fever and chills, pain in the abdomen or lower back.
Symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis are burning while urinating, urgent or frequent urination, pain around the groin/ lower abdomen/ lower back/ bladder pain/ testicle or penis, having a weak stream or trouble starting a stream of urine, painful ejaculation.
The symptoms of chronic prostatitis are same as those of chronic bacterial prostatitis. There may also be feelings of discomfort/ pain for three or more months:
- Between scrotum and anus
- Central lower abdomen
- Around scrotum, penis, or lower back
- During or after ejaculation
What Are The Causes Of Prostate infection?
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Prostate infection?
- Drink lots of water as it helps in flushing out the bacteria.
- Drinking one tsp of baking soda mixed in 8 ounces of fresh water helps in reducing the acidity and burning sensation in urine. However, don’t take it for more than a week as soda is high in sodium.
- If you feel cramps around your bladder, use a hot water bottle and apply heat. This will provide relief from pain.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Prostate infection?
Don’t’ hold your urge to pee, as this increases the chances of multiplying the bacteria. Pee as soon as you feel the urge.
What Are The Best Foods For Prostate infection?
- Yogurt, buttermilk, fermented vegetables are rich in probiotics. Probiotics (good bacteria) benefit men in many ways. They help in getting rid of prostate infection faster:
- Ginger is anti-inflammatory and helps in reducing pain.
- Cranberry juice, blueberry juice
- Barley water is considered wonder home remedy.
- Parsley water helps relieve the infection and speeds up the healing process as it acts as a diuretic.
- Chew celery seeds as they also act as a diuretic.
- Cucumber (high water content)
What Are The Worst Foods For Prostate infection?
- Chocolate, carbonation, citrus fruits and caffeine: These can irritate the lining of the bladder, and make it easier for bacteria to stick on.
- Artificial sweeteners
- Spicy foods
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