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Have you ever experienced painful urination and discomfort around the pelvic area? Maybe this is combined with body aches and a potential fever. Prostatitis is a condition that causes painful or difficult urination for men.

Unlike BPH, prostatitis can actually affect men of all ages and it can occur regularly or suddenly. This is common for men under the age of 50. This medical condition can be defined as swelling or inflammation of the prostate gland and it comes with uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, prostatitis can be treated.

Symptoms and Indications For Prostatitis

So, how do men know if they have prostatitis and what actually causes this medical condition? There are many signs and symptoms that point to prostatitis.

It is commonly caused by a type of bacteria that makes its way into the prostate through the urinary tract. Men who experience any of the following symptoms may be dealing with prostatitis.

  • Burning sensation while urinating 
  • Pain in the pelvic, groin or abdomen area 
  • Difficulty urinating 
  • Frequent urination especially at night (this is known as nocturia)
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Painful ejaculation 
  • Any of the above symptoms combined with flu-like symptoms 

How to Treat Prostatitis 

The signs and symptoms of prostatitis can lead to a diagnosis of either acute or chronic prostatitis. Like most infections, antibiotics are used to treat prostatitis to eliminate the bacteria.

Treatment will depend on the underlying cause and it’s important to see a doctor when the symptoms are present. Anti-inflammatory agents are also used to treat the condition and to ease the painful symptoms. 

Natural Remedies 

There is a natural approach to treating prostatitis that has shown promising results and positive clinical outcomes.   Herbal supplements may help reduce the pain. There have been studies that test complementary and alternative medicine for chronic prostatitis.

Saw palmetto was a natural remedy that was a frequently tested supplement in this study conducted by the Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Combining natural remedies with alternative therapies appears to be a  favorable approach to treating prostatitis.

CBD for Prostatitis 

Cannabidiol is used to treat a wide array of health issues and it’s a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief. Men can take CBD to attempt to relieve the pain and discomfort felt from prostatitis.

CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Today, cannabidiol shows great hope in clinical studies to be an effective treatment for prostatitis. 

If you are dealing with prostatitis, it’s a very common condition that has multiple treatment options.  Consult with your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you.