Avoiding Prostatitis: Helpful Tips

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Avoiding Prostatitis: Helpful Tips

Prostatitis is the most common prostate condition, especially in men under 50. It is a painful condition that involves inflammation of the prostate gland and is usually caused by a bacterial infection and treated with antibiotics.

Though sometimes prostatitis can result from bacteria entering the prostate during a medical procedure or from another prostate condition such an as enlarged prostate-  The majority of cases are linked to poor hygiene, a sedentary lifestyle, unprotected sex, and a diet that is deficient in vital nutrients.

The good news is, that there are plenty of things that can be done to reduce the chance of getting this type of infection. Here’s a look at a few tips on how to prevent prostatitis, or at least decrease its symptoms and duration.

Practice good hygiene:
One of the best ways to ensure your penis and the area around it are healthy and infection-free is to keep them clean. Adopting proper hygiene habits, and making sure to wash your genital area regularly, can greatly reduce the risk of prostatitis.

Drink more water:
Making sure to keep your body hydrated is essential for maintaining good prostate health. Drinking plenty of fluids will help to flush bacteria from the bladder. It can also help prevent constipation.

Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake:
Though it is important to increase your fluid intake- not all beverages are created equal. Caffeinated beverages and alcoholic beverages can irritate and inflame the urinary tract, bladder, and prostate.

Practice safe sex:
When it comes to avoiding bacterial prostatitis, using a condom can greatly reduce your risk. Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause bacterial prostatitis as well as other health complications.

Exercise:
Regular physical activity can help prevent prostatitis and inflammation. In fact, according to an Italian study, by exercising three times a week for 18 weeks through either brisk walking or leg lifts, sit-ups, and stretching- previously sedentary men with chronic prostatitis not only felt better, but they had less discomfort, anxiety, and improved quality of life. Exercising improves circulation, and combined with proper hydration can help keep the body clean.

Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet:
With their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and other powerful nutrients, fruits and vegetables can help fight infections and reduce inflammation.

Maintain a healthy weight:
Studies have shown that by being overweight, the body is at a much higher risk for a slew of health problems- including an increased risk of prostatitis.

Manage your stress levels:
Studies have found that men who deal with high levels of stress are more likely to experience prostatitis. Not only can stress deplete energy levels, but it also contributes to weight gain, mental health issues, heart problems, and prostate issues. Stress can also exacerbate and increase prostatitis-related pain.

By making the effort to follow these suggestions, you can not only improve your prostate health and reduce the risk of prostatitis- but you can also feel better, look better, and have a much better quality of life.

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