The one condition no urologist wants to see – Prostatitis
IÂ went to the American Urological Association website to get an early bird discounted cost for the annual conference in May . I attend this conference every year. This is THE urological event of the year for urologist and those practicing in urology.Â So make sureÂ you don’t have a urological emergency between May 19 – 23, 2012. If you live in Atlanta then you’ll be covered this year.
As I do every year, I skim through the courses I want to attend – prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis and interstitial cystitis are typically my topics of interest.
I was astonished, dumbfounded and frankly – pissed off. Not one course on prostatitis. NOT ONE.
My curiosity led me to ask one of my urologist colleagues as to why this is. His response: “No one wants to be considered an expert in prostatitis because they would then have their offices filled with these patients.”
These group of guys are suffering quietly. They are tired of taking antibiotics and flomax – both leading to gastric and sexual problems repectively.
Surfing though the internet is no good either. The one webstie with the name prostatitis on its domainÂ looks unorganized and outdated ( this name of the site will remain nameless although it is not hard to find). With the exception of prostate.net, there are no good cyberspace resources for men with prostatitis.
OK prostatitis sufferer’s, listen up! I am going to give you 10 tips on getting the best relief from this condition:
1. Seek an alternative practitioner for help. This can be an MD who practices Complementary and Alternative Medicine or a Naturopathic doctor (ND).
2. Get an acupuncturist. Acupuncture has shown inÂ studies to be very helpful for men with Chronic prostatitis.
3. Biofeedback helps. The problem is not too many biofeedback practitioners specialize in prostatitis, however, I tell you, it works. We have started doing this in my officeÂ and patients can’t believe it how relieved they feel.Â The idea with biofeedback is thatÂ prostatitis may be due to or associated with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Biofeedback is a form of therapy that can help men improve relaxation and proper use of their pelvic floor muscles and therefore experience symptom relief.
4. Diet – No Gluten and No Dairy. Caffeine and spicy foods can also be bad.
5. Supplements: A good formula with healthy dosages of quercetin, rye pollen extract, Diindolymethane (DIM), betasitosterol, Nettle root extract and saw palmetto. Saw palmetto has shown NOT to be effective for men with BPH by itself but I still think it is good in the form of aÂ formula rather than by itself.
6. Prostate massage. Prostate massage is a technique that is used to treat prostatitis, BPH, male infertility, and other prostate disorders, as well as sexual problems.
7. Go to prostate.net as use this site as a resource. It’s the best one for this.
8. If you are going to see an urologist- understand that they may mean well but they have nothing for you. This is why you run thorough 6 or 7 before you realize this. Antibiotics do help ONLY if you have an acute case. For the chronic, non-bacterial kind, seek naturopathic therapies.
9. You may have been misdiagnosed. Pelvic pain may be your problem. A physical therapist can help. Just google: physical therapy for pelvic pain.
10. Don’t give up and don’t stop having sex. Both important.
OK that’s it for now. Tune in as I will have many posting on prostatitis solutions. Ask me any questions or leave a comment below if you have had success with any treatment.
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