Prostatitis

What is it?

The most common diagnosis in the field of urology, prostatitis simply means inflammation of the prostate. Prostatitis can occur in an acute or chronic form. The acute condition may be caused by bacteria—though, often, there is no clear cause—and requires immediate care. The chronic form often comes and goes, may be triggered by foods or environmental factors and can trouble clients for years on end.

Key Points:

Acute prostatitis:

  • Malaise
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Low back, abdominal, pelvic, or perineal pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain or difficulty with urination

Chronic prostatitis:

  • Pain or discomfort in the perineum, low back, scrotum, or penis
  • Frequency, urgency, or burning with urination
  • Sexual dysfunction; pain or discomfort on ejaculation
  • Traditionally, symptoms are present for at least 3 months for a diagnosis of chronic prostatitis.

How do we treat it?        

As a space in the body with limited blood flow, the prostate not only tends to accumulate toxins and inflammation in the body, but can be difficult to treat. Throughout your relationship with us, we will use diet, exercise, and various remedies to encourage your body to eliminate inflammation and infection, rather than storing it in the prostate. In addition, hormonal dysregulation and pelvic lymphatic congestion can be major factors in the development of prostatitis. We will work on your various hormonal issues and moving the lymph in your pelvic region in order to promote optimal prostate health. Over time, the inflammation will clear and your symptoms will decrease.

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