Prostatitis is a condition where the prostate
becomes infected and inflamed.
Acute prostatitis is relatively rare but may be
accompanied by severe pain, particularly in the area of
the back and groin, inability to urinate, blood or pus
in the urine, and a high fever. It is usually treated
with antibiotics and/or other medications.
Chronic prostatitis is a more common, low-level
infection of the prostate that may present few symptoms
and can linger for years.
There is no known cause for either condition, nor is
it known whether they lead to more serious prostate
disorders. There are some natural treatments that use
herbal agents, but generally these conditions are hard
to treat by either conventional or alternative means.
Colloidal Silver, a natural antibiotic, along with
Swedish Flower Pollen has been used by natural
practitioners with some success.
Neither condition is proven to be related to more
serious problems but both may be helped by nutrients and
lifestyle changes that lead to a healthier prostate.
Prostatitis, especially the acute form, can cause a
significant elevation of PSA levels. Since a sudden jump
in PSA may also signal the presence of prostate cancer,
an immediate biopsy is sometimes recommended. In my
opinion, to avoid a biopsy that might be unnecessary, it
is prudent to first rule out prostatitis.
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