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Prostate Inflammation
Source:   You Can Be Well At Any Age: Your Definitive Guide to Vibrant Health & Longevity
By K. Steven Whiting, Ph.D
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Prostate Inflammation

This condition, identified by an often acute swelling of the prostate, can easily develop into what we call prostatitis, an infection of the prostate gland.

Prostatitis can be caused by either invading bacteria or virus but almost always it's from bacteria found in the intestinal tract. This is why it is important to maintain proper balance of the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract through eating foods which are high in natural bacteria such as cheese and yogurt or better still, taking a dietary supplement of multi-source bacteria. Other possible causes for prostatitis could be tyberculosis, yeast infections from the female vaginal tract and other opportunistic infections.

Acute prostatitis may be identified by a rapid onset of symptoms, which quickly increase in severity. (Following this discussion is a list of warning signs.)

Chronic prostatitis is the same condition but usually in lesser intensity while reoccurring on a varying basis.

The problem, as with most infections, is once you have had the first one, subsequent infections are easier to get. If you have already had one attack of prostatitis, you have roughly a 30 percent chance of getting another. If you have had two or more attacks, you have better than a 60 to 70 percent chance of another down the road. It is for this reason that we should look at aggressively preventing this condition from occurring.

Prostatitis is often incredibly painful, causing a heavy feeling in the lower bladder and bowel area, with a frantic urge to urinate. When you urinate it can cause a deep burning pain through the penis, which may spread to the lower back, the scrotum, and even the rectum. Left unchecked, the infection can rapidly spread to the bladder and kidneys.

Warning Signs of Prostatitis

    1.) Hot Pain in Your Groin
    2.) An Almost Uncontrollable Urge to Urinate
    3.) Painful Urination
    4.) Fever and/or Nausea
    5.) Lower Back Pain
    6.) Pus or Blood in Urine

The standard treatment for this condition if an aggressive course of antibiotic. Because of the severity of both the infection and the symptoms, antibiotic therapy for an acute attack may be necessary. There are measures you can take to reduce your risk of prostatitis and prevent a reoccurrence.

Protocol for Chronic Prostatitis

    1.) During an attack drink copious amounts of water to flush out the infection. One glass every hour.

    2.) Use natural antibiotics and immune stimulants such as Echinacea, Goldenseal, garlic, concentrated collostrum from organically raised cattle, and mushroom extracts.

    3.) Full Spectrum Nutrition which includes all 100 nutrients your body needs on a daily basis.

    4.) Extra amounts of prostate friendly nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, Beta-carotene and the mineral zinc.

    5.) Cranberry juice should be consumed regularly since it causes bacteria to be flushed from the bladder wall. Cranberry juice also helps prevent infections of the bladder, kidney and prostate and should be a regular part of your daily program is you have reoccurring problems in these areas.

    6.) A light massage of the groin area will help to increase circulation to the prostate area, lower inflammation and increase urination.

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