treatment can be divided into categories, the diagnosis and the actual
treatment. The diagnosis part is where the doctor does a physical
examination of the abdomen and genital area to find out if the pain
that you are experiencing is indeed due to prostate or due to some
diagnosis may take any one or a combination of many forms like a urine
test, semen test, or even a rectal examination where the doctor will
insert a lubricated, gloved hand into the rectum to feel the prostate.
This will tell him whether the prostate is indeed swollen or even
treatment for prostatitis can be divided into three categories, and
they are discussed below:
take medication starting from antibiotics that will remove any
bacterial infection if that is the cause, to pain killers to reduce the
pain, and even alpha blockers which are chemicals that will relax the
muscles of the bladder neck, relieving some of the symptoms. Sometimes
although not often, massage of the prostate is also
doctors will accompany prescribing drugs along with advise on lifestyle
changes as part of prostate treatment. For example if you ride a
bicycle, you may be advised to either stop entirely or go for a better
designed and more comfortable seat. You may be advised to sit in more
comfortable chairs or change you sitting posture so that the pressure
on the prostate is relieved. Even caffeine and alcohol can be
discouraged, depending on a case by case basis.
follow other systems of treatment that may or may not give relief. For
example acupuncture has been found to relieve some of the symptoms
including the pain associated with prostatitis. Herbal remedies like
consumption of rye grass and green tea etc are associated with a
reduction of the symptoms of prostatitis.
also go in for biofeedback where a therapist will teach you to control
your thoughts and emotions so that you will be able to ignore any
physical discomfort. Some of them even use specialized equipment to
teach people to relax specific muscles that are not easily relaxed.
Studies have showed that in some people this does yield benefits.
Sometimes the use of microwave heating therapy is also used to relieve
the pain associated with prostatitis.