Methods of treating prostatitis in men - drugs, folk remedies, exercise therapy

A man with prostatitis at the urologist's appointment

Prostatitis in men can take two forms: acute or chronic. In the first case, inflammation of the prostate quickly develops. This form of prostatitis manifests itself in severe symptoms. The main symptom is painful, delayed urination. Toilet needs can occur up to 6 times an hour and small amounts of urine are excreted. In this case, there may be unpleasant sensations in the lower abdomen and perineum, cramps and burning sensation. The acute stage of prostate inflammation is also associated with erectile dysfunction and fever with its associated symptoms (weakness, headache, etc. ).

The next form of prostatitis is chronic, which differs from the first stage in the weaker severity of clinical symptoms. In this case, the body temperature is within normal limits, but the man's sexual activity decreases.

Treatment principles

First aid for acute prostatitis should only be provided by healthcare professionals.Self-medication is strictly prohibited. Pain relievers can be used to relieve severe pain. However, it is desirable that prior to the medical examination, no means are used that can lead to blurred clinical symptoms.

In a hospital, doctors perform antibacterial therapy and detox therapy. Pain relievers, anticonvulsants, and anti-inflammatory drugs are used. Only after relief of acute symptoms and a decrease in the intensity of clinical symptoms, physiotherapeutic procedures and massages are prescribed to the patient.

Prostate massage

With chronic prostatitis, which develops against the background of a sedentary lifestyle and congestion of the small pelvis, the patient needs prostate massage. This allows the contents of the prostate to be drained through the ducts into the bladder. This allows you to reduce the size of the organ, which means that it no longer presses on the urethra and opens the lumen for urine to pass, which greatly eases the man's condition.

In the acute stage, these effects are contraindicated, as they can only aggravate the course of the disease.

A man should treat chronic prostatitis at home using an integrated approach. To do this, he must take the drugs prescribed by the doctor, and can also use special exercises to get rid of congestion and folk remedies.


The mandatory antibacterial treatment applies not only to acute inflammation, but also to chronic prostatitis, which is caused by the bacterial flora. With the help of antibiotic therapy, you can get rid of the disease in a short time, but you need to follow the scheme of their use and the dosage of drugs. In the acute stage of prostatitis, a man is prescribed intravenous or intramuscular injections to affect the bacterial flora more quickly. In the treatment of the chronic form of the disease, tablets or suppositories are used. The latter have less effect on the liver, but are no less effective than tablets.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often used for inflammation of the prostate. They help relieve symptoms of intoxication and pain, and eliminate foci of inflammation. They come in the form of oral tablets and rectal suppositories. The second option is more suitable, since the rectum is located in the immediate vicinity of the inflamed prostate, and therefore has a local effect on the focus of the disease.

If the pain is severe, anticonvulsants and pain relievers are used. The first group helps relieve muscle spasms from internal organs. They relax the smooth muscles of the prostate. Alpha blockers are also used to prevent cramps. There are special rectal suppositories with an analgesic effect.

Venotonic drugs are used to improve blood flow to the small pelvis when constipated.

Herbal preparations are used to treat and prevent chronic prostatitis. A similar effect is exerted by drugs made from cattle prostate extract.

All medications presented are given for informational purposes only.The final decision on the scheme and duration of treatment is made by the attending physician.Self-treatment is not recommended because all drugs have their own contraindications.


If prostatitis is caused by an inflammatory process rather than an infection, it may be due to an impaired blood supply to the muscle tissue surrounding the prostate. You can effectively restore blood circulation through exercise. Squats are most effective.

First of all, test gymnastics is carried out. To do this, straighten your straight arms above your head and do deep squats. If you can sit down at least 50 times without causing leg pain, it is a good result. The opposite indicates muscle weakness and insufficient blood supply to the pelvic organs, including the prostate.

Squats are done three times a week. A workout consists of 3 sets of 50 repetitions each. There is a 3 minute break between them. To increase the number of squats, other exercises are recommended:

  • Sit on the floor, put your hands behind your back, and cross your legs like scissors 20 times.
  • Lie on your stomach and lift your straight legs 20 times.

In combination with these exercises, you can use:

  1. Lie on your back, bend your legs at your knees and press them against your chest so your knees are as close to your face as possible. You should clasp your legs with your hands and stay in this position for 5-20 minutes. The effect depends on the duration of the exercise, but you shouldn't lie for more than 20 minutes.
  2. In the morning after waking up, massage the perineum for 5 minutes. It will help get rid of the stagnation in the prostate that has appeared at night.
  3. Stand on your feet, put them together, sit down 1/3, alternately moving your knees back and forth in this position. The exercise should also be done for 5 minutes before breakfast. It can be repeated in the evening.

Home remedies

Folk remedies based on natural ingredients:

  • Pumpkin seeds. They contain large amounts of zinc, an essential trace element for men's health. With prostatitis, 30 of these seeds are eaten. It is much more beneficial to mix them with honey. To do this, take 500 g of pumpkin seeds (raw), grind them in a meat or coffee grinder and mix them with 200 g of natural honey. The resulting mass is rolled into balls the size of hazelnuts and stored in the refrigerator. Dissolve 1 scoop a few days before meals. The entire course of treatment consists in the consumption of all the prepared product.
  • Aspen bark. It is harvested in early spring when the first leaves are just beginning to bloom on the trees. The thickness of the collected bark should not exceed 3 - 5 mm. The raw materials are dried and crushed in the oven and then placed in a liter jar to fill 1/3 of the container with them. From the top, it should be poured up with water and removed in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks. After passing, the product is filtered and consumed 1 tablespoon before meals. It is contraindicated in patients with intolerance to aspen bark, constipation, other chronic diseases and dysbiosis.
  • Hazel. Take the leaves and bark of the hazel and carefully chop them. A tablespoon of the prepared raw material is poured with a glass of boiling water and insisted for half an hour. Then the product is filtered, divided into 4 equal parts and drunk during the day. The course of treatment is 1 week.
  • Shells of chestnuts. The pods are crushed, brewed with boiling water and drunk instead of tea. The broth increases appetite, so a cleansing enema is carried out regularly.
  • Parsley. Fresh parsley juice from the root is consumed before every meal. Also use the seeds of the plant from which the brew is made. To do this, they are crushed, 4 teaspoons of the powder poured with a glass of boiling water and boiled in a water bath for 15 minutes. Then the product is removed for infusion. After cooling, the broth is used in strained form, 1 spoon up to 6 times a day at regular intervals.
  • Pear. For the treatment of prostatitis, every day they drink compote made from the fruits of wild varieties of trees. After 3-5 days of decoction of pears, there is a noticeable improvement in the condition.
  • Garlic. Take 5 cloves of garlic, chop and pour 500 ml of boiling water, then insist overnight. The next morning the product is filtered and drunk twice on an empty stomach of 50 ml each.
  • Natural juices. For chronic prostatitis, drink 1 glass of freshly squeezed juice from carrots, cucumber, asparagus and beets in equal proportions every day.
  • Oats. Take 100 g of oats, pour a liter of boiling water and boil the composition for 20 minutes. Then the remedy is filtered and taken in 150-200 ml three times a day. Oat broth is consumed every 5 days for 45-60 days with an interval of 2 days.

Herbal medicine is one of the main treatments for prostatitis. A distinction is made between the following medicinal herbs:

  1. Rhodiola rosea. Take the root of a plant and grind it. A tablespoon of the resulting raw material is poured with a glass of boiling water and boiled over low heat for 15 minutes. After cooling, the broth is filtered and taken for half a glass twice a day.
  2. Celandine. There are two ways to make a medicine based on this plant:
    • Take 100 g of dry grass, pour 700 ml of boiling water and boil for no more than 15 minutes. After cooling, the broth is filtered through a cheesecloth. In it, 500 g of natural honey are dissolved, and the composition is removed and stored in the refrigerator. Take 1 tablespoon three times a day before meals.
    • Juice is squeezed out of the plant and mixed with alcohol. The ingredients are taken in equal amounts. Use the product on an empty stomach, diluted in 50 ml of pure water. The dosage is increased gradually, starting with 1 drop. Add 1 drop daily until the daily dose reaches 30 drops. After that, they start reducing it by 1 drop per day. As a result, the entire course turns out to be 2 months. Then there is a two-week break and the course is repeated.
  3. Kalanchoe. Grind 1 glass of plant leaves, pour 0. 5 liters of vodka and leave the product in a dark and cool place for infusion for 5 days. Then the tincture is consumed 1 teaspoon per day. After eliminating the signs of prostatitis as a prophylaxis, take the same amount of tincture, but once a week.
  4. Wheatgrass. This herb is anti-inflammatory and diuretic. You take the roots of a plant, grind it and fill it with cold water so that it completely covers the raw materials. The tool is kept for 10 to 12 hours and removed in a dark place. After this time, the roots swell, after which they are poured again with 1. 5 liters of boiling water, the container is wrapped and left to brew for 1 hour. The medicine is taken three times a day with 100 ml.

Beekeeping products are one of the safest folk remedies that have a beneficial effect on the condition of the heart, blood vessels and the whole body. However, you should make sure that no allergic reactions occur.

In the treatment of prostatitis in men, the following beekeeping products can be used:

  • Honey. It is eaten in 1 tablespoon in the morning after waking up.
  • Podmore. Take 2 tablespoons of beesworm, pour 500 ml of water and bring the composition to a boil. After 2 hours, filter the product and drink 1 tablespoon of the broth mixed with a small amount of honey. You take the drug three times a day and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Pollen. Consume it after meals for 1 teaspoon.
  • Propolis. You can buy a tincture of this beekeeping product from a pharmacy. Half an hour before meals, drink 40 drops of tincture and dissolve in half a glass of water. The duration of treatment is 1, 5 - 2 months. It can also be used for enemas. To do this, 40 g of propolis are mixed with 100 ml of medical alcohol and 2 g of cocoa butter. Dissolve 2 g of the resulting mixture in half a glass of water and use it for an enema. The procedure is performed every day for two months.

Candles with honey have a good effect that can successfully cure prostatitis. To prepare them, mix 1 medium-sized egg with 1 teaspoon of natural high quality honey and 3 tablespoons of rye flour. As a result, a firm dough is obtained, from which the candles are rolled and removed and stored in the freezer. Every morning and evening, 1 suppository that was previously soaked in warm water is inserted rectally.