Prevention of prostatitis

No person in the world is free of prostatitis. It is known that the disease is easier to prevent than to cure, so the prevention of prostatitis is important for all men.

In order to understand which preventive measures will be most effective, it should be noted that, depending on the nature of the course, prostatitis is acute and chronic. And the methods for preventing these diseases are different.

Prevention of acute prostatitis in men

Acute prostatitis is a rise in temperature of up to 38 degrees, pain in the lumbar region, urinary disorders and urethral discharge. He is treated in a hospital setting.

Acute inflammation of the prostate is usually caused by a bacterial infection: sexually transmitted diseases and the intestinal microflora.

Therefore, in order to prevent it is necessary:

  • observe personal hygiene;
  • use personal protective equipment during sexual intercourse, especially with unknown partners and during unusual sex;
  • do not overcool.

Prevention of chronic prostatitis

In the case of chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome, the situation is much more complicated. As the exact causes of these conditions are not known, a number of preventive measures are recommended.

General preventive measures for chronic prostatitis

Many recommendations in the literature and on the Internet refer to lifestyle correction as a preventive activity: diet, physical activity, exclusion of bad habits, visits to specific sanatoriums and resorts. Let’s take a critical look at what popular sources offer to prevent prostatitis.

Sports and exercise

The sedentary work and sedentary lifestyle, led by most residents of large cities, disrupts the blood supply to the muscles of the pelvic floor and mucous membranes. This impairs local immunity and can contribute to the development of infections.

Regular sports or gymnastics exercises train the muscles of the perineum and allow the pelvic blood to stagnate; long walks are also useful.

In fact, such exercises help a person to keep in "shape", maintain their physical condition, prevent obesity, but they have little effect on the prostate or pelvic organs.

Because the onset of chronic prostatitis can be preceded by hypothermia, patients are advised to exclude kayaking, diving, surfing, and skiing from their lives.


Preventive course of spinal massage in the lumbar region. The massage prevents congestion in the prostate area and prevents the appearance of prostatitis.

In fact, lumbar massage does not affect the condition of the prostate gland and is not considered a prevention of prostatitis.

The preventive process of prostate massage. The procedure is said to prevent stagnation of the prostate gland, thereby reducing the risk of developing prostatitis.

In fact, prostate massage - a dubiously effective, sometimes painful procedure is not a way to prevent prostatitis. Normal sexual intercourse can ensure the outflow of prostate secretions.


A variety of foods - including vegetables, fruits, herbs, seafood, nuts, seeds in the diet. This will help prevent constipation and reduce pelvic congestion. It is believed that chronic constipation may be a predisposing factor in the development of chronic bacterial prostatitis, so this advice really helps to improve the condition of the prostate.

Eliminate the use of alcoholic beverages and beer, reduce the number of cigarettes smoked. In fact, it is better to completely exclude smoking: it not only causes cancer (lung, stomach, bladder, kidney cancer), but also worsens erectile functions, high blood pressure and other problems that are so important to men.

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Traditional methods to prevent prostatitis at home

Traditional medicine offers a variety of medications to prevent prostatitis. The use of greens and parsley seeds is considered particularly useful.

In fact, the benefits of herbs and parsley seeds to the prostate have not been proven. The patient may use these devices at his own discretion. These foundations found no scientific confirmation.

There is also information on the benefits of beekeeping products for patients with chronic prostatitis: propolis, honey, royal jelly, pollen, bee bread, beeswax. When applied topically as a rectal suppository, these agents are believed to have antibacterial and wound healing properties and improve local immunity.

Research in this area has not yet been completed and there is no clear evidence.

Relax in sanatorium conditions

Some doctors recommend that patients with chronic prostatitis visit mud baths and hydropathic baths regularly. There is some evidence that mud therapy, gas thermal, mineral, coniferous and turpentine baths improve local immunity. It is worth remembering that patients with chronic prostatitis are only referred for spa treatment in the stable remission stage.

Eliminate workplace hazards

In addition to a sedentary lifestyle, corrosive organic materials, heavy metals, dyes, solvents, etc. The work done can have a detrimental effect on the work of the prostate. If the occupation of a patient with chronic prostatitis involves occupational risks, it is sometimes recommended to change the type of activity as a preventive measure.

Chronic prostatitis often develops in sailors, truckers, and chemical workers. Therefore, the effects of vibration, opposite temperatures, locomotor disease, and hypodynamics can also be attributed to the detrimental factors of production.

Specific measures to prevent prostatitis

Urologist observation

Regular preventive examination by a urologist once a year.

Changes in sexual activity

According to various sources, the predisposing factors are acute sexual intercourse, long stay, violation of the rules of personal hygiene, the practice of non-traditional sexual intercourse, the use of the technique of interrupted intercourse without ejaculation, and so on. development of chronic prostatitis.

These factors lead to stagnation and the creation of conditions necessary for infection of prostate secretion. Therefore, the use of personal protective equipment during sexual intercourse and personal hygiene is recommended as a precaution.

The best prevention of prostatitis is regular sex with a single healthy sexual partner. This simple, helpful, and enjoyable rule of thumb avoids many of the problems associated with prostate health.

Timely treatment of inflammatory diseases

One of the reasons for the onset of chronic prostatitis is the insufficient complete and competent treatment of pelvic organ infections. Sexually transmitted diseases, cystitis, urethritis, proctitis, inguinal lymphadenitis, and other diseases can become sources of chronic infection transmitted to the prostate by blood and lymph flow or an ascending pathway.

Therefore, it is recommended to consult a doctor in time to prevent chronic prostatitis, do not self-medicate, do not interrupt the course of antibiotics, and follow all the doctor's recommendations.

Kegel exercises

The Kegel pelvic floor muscle training and tone maintenance program improves blood circulation in the small pelvis and is recommended for the prevention of chronic prostatitis. Includes:

  • Slowly tightens and relaxes muscles.
  • Contractions: Rapid cycles of tension and relaxation.
  • Pressure and strain, such as in the stool, or squeezing the last drops of urine.

These exercises can be done regularly, at work, in bed, or while traveling, with 150 repetitions per day.