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Natural Cures: Prostatitis-Fighting Supplements

Aug 18, 2007
For people who are more into natural cures, prostatitis is also a condition that could benefit from them. If you already have prostatitis, clean living is not enough to alleviate the condition - carefully observing your medication and natural supplements would help speed your recovery along.

A person who is suffering from prostatitis may suffer from fever, chills and persistent groin and joint pain. This occurs because the prostate gland swells - usually due to bacterial infection - which in turn causes pain when urinating, and a constant flu-like feeling, among other easily detectible symptoms. Treatment via regular ingestion of medications such as alpha blockers, antibiotics and pain relievers would sometimes be enough, but there are some who claim that natural cures work even better. Here are some of the more popular natural cures prostatitis patients could avail of.

1. Saw palmetto - Derivatives of this herb are used to treat not only prostatitis, but also a prostate-related condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) - a non-fatal, non-infectious natural affliction in which the prostate is enlarged. It occurs naturally to men over the age of 50, though it could also happen to younger men.

While there has been little by way of scientific data that would prove the efficacy of saw palmetto as a prostatitis cure, many men swear by it, and claim it has greatly helped reduce PSA levels and prostate size within only one month of treatment.

2. Quercetin - Quercetin is essentially a flavonoid, a substance found in citrus fruit. It has been proven to be effective in combination with ultrasound at 20kHz at 1 minute in the treatment of skin and prostate cancers. In fact, cancer cells in such a condition have been known to show a 90% mortality rate, with no mortality reflected in the normal cells surrounding the target area - meaning cancer cells mostly die while the normal cells don't. This substance is a known inhibitor of mast cells, and is such is said to be effective in the treatment of chronic prostatitis.

Chronic prostatitis is a type of prostatitis that occurs more slowly than acute prostatitis, and the symptoms such as fever and pain are not as severe as with the acute version. However, it is also known to persist longer, and possibly even recur in the span of years.

3. Zinc supplements - This supplement has proven to be especially effective in combination with antibiotics in treating chronic prostatitis.

Prostatitis is generally curable, but this doesn't apply to all cases. There is a type of prostatitis that is recurrent; this involves bacteria that doesn't go away immediately. Even when using natural cures, prostatitis could be an especially tricky condition. No matter which herbal medication you choose, it is important to know if it will be harmful or helpful to the medical treatments (radiation therapy, medications, etc) that you may be receiving in the meantime.
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