Prostatitis, the most common prostate trouble, is an inflammation of the prostate often caused by bacteria or by congestion. Men who suffer from this condition frequently experience pain on urination or sexual intercourse, frequent urination, and aching in the groin, testicles, and lower back. This is not an unconquerable problem because there are several ways to relieve the discomfort of prostatitis.
1) Avoid foods and drinks such as coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated; tea; cola; cocoa; alcohol; chocolate; spicy foods; and nuts, especially cashews.
2) Don’t sit for long periods of time or take bouncy rides in trucks, on motorcycles, and so on.
3) Take sitz baths twice a day for 10 to 20 minutes at a time, sitting in 6 to 10 inches of very hot water.
4) If your prostatitis is not caused by bacteria, consult with your doctor about engaging in sexual intercourse. Ejaculation may help relieve the inflammation.
5) If you suffer from acute prostatitis which is caused by bacteria, you should try to avoid sexual arousal until the condition is under control. You should also take your medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed, even if you begin to feel better before the recommended treatment is complete.