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 A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with solutions 
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Post Re: Common causes of chronic prostatitis and solutions
From my own experience and reading other peoples stories I am inclined to believe non bacterial prostatitis does exist. Sometimes its due to an enlarged prostate and sometimes its something else such as IC or Bladder problems, other times its due to pelvic floor muscles but we get labeled as prostatitis and it becomes an umberella term used to give us a diagnosis.

There are cases of bacterial infection and it is irresponsible for me to state otherwise but I have seen countless people chase a bacterial infection and take lots or antibiotics only to develop GI issues later to find it was muscular. So I have to disagree there can be a non bacterial element to prostatits binfection should be ruled out but all avenues should be explored to find what is causing the problem for that person.


Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:20 am
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You have a point but in my case there is an infection.


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Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:37 am
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Post Re: Common causes of chronic prostatitis and solutions
have you tested positive for something?


Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:30 pm
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Yes a staphylococcus infection,might be even more bacteria can't really tell. Culture, urine, and sperm test's are a joke.


Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:35 pm
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I personally have been harmed by both Indian and Chinese herbal medicines, so please be careful. Aside from safety the other danger here is wasting lots of money.


Chris, could you share what indian and chinese herbals you used if you know and what effects they had? It'd be good to know what herbs specifically may aggravate this condition and also if some people have had different experiences.


Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:10 pm
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Sorry I don't know the details.

What I can say is that from my experience I haven't found Indian or Chinese herbal medicine effective and in fact it has made things worse. Other people may have more positive experiences I am sure, but I think it is best to stay with conventional medicine because at least their drugs are well tested, if sometimes, harmful.

I also think most people have the idea that all they need to do is keep trying stuff and eventually things will get better, but actually a lot of the time you are just as likely or more likely to end up causing more damage.


Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:43 am
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I use Phytocort which is a combination of 3 Chinese herbs, and it works for me. It has been shown in a double blind randomized controlled trial to be as effective as prednisone for asthma, and it reduces the inflammation in my prostate.


Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:30 pm
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I used a chinese herbal blend called conprosta and it was helpful. Its a chinese herbal. Not a permanent cure but gave refief and reduced inflammation.


Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:47 am
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Hey look man, if it's been tested in a proper medical trial like that then that sounds good to me.


Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:29 pm
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If anyone has any suggestions for additions or amendments to this post do let me know.


Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:28 pm
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Post Re: A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with soluti
Thanks Chris, good read. I've had non-bacterial prostatitis for about 5-6 years now. Pain about 23.5 hours a day and about a 3-4 on the 1-10 scale. Tried diet, urologists and gabapentin. Time to get back in the experimenting mode.

bill


Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:30 pm
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Post Re: A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with soluti
I am late to the party but Thank You, chris85, for your informative post! It is especially appreciated because it comes after you found some relief, which -- in my estimation -- makes the recommendations even more valuable. :)

Much appreciated,
Regular Joe


Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:28 am
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I think I'll just start taking 1000iu and eat more green leafy things, I like green leafy thing anyways. I'll make sure I drink more mineral water to get well, the minerals.

You say you've tried diet, but how hard have you tried? A lot of GI problems can be related to gluten or diary, or too much acidic food. You know it is a deep and complex area. I found Italian food works for me, Indian diet causes so many problems. I also found eating a bit less works. Now my appetite it back and things are ok. Apples and bran flakes will make you go poop if constipation is the problem, depending on how bad it is. It is easy to overlook the simple things in life like diet. Also check out the IBS forums if you haven't they might know more, it's all about getting the right knowledge at end of the day.


Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:56 pm
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Post Re: A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with soluti
I have been taking selenium and zinc from a brand named solgar. I see a huge difference it's been helping me out. Feeling much better for now. Also try some raw onions that helped me too.


Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:35 pm
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Vinny wrote:
I have been taking selenium and zinc from a brand named solgar. I see a huge difference it's been helping me out. Feeling much better for now. Also try some raw onions that helped me too.


Good info. Thanks!


Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:21 pm
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Post Re: A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with soluti
I was supposed to post that last post on the other thread, never mind, end of a long day....


Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:34 am
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Thought I would post this because I have interest in natural anti-inflammatories that could help prostatitis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.

Special extract of BOSWELLIA serrata (H 15) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis*

Summary

H15, a special extract of the gum resin of Boswellia serrata (BS) is effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These findings were obtained in more than 260 patients by using a range of different clinical approaches for evaluation. The criteria for assessment were mainly joint swelling, pain, erytrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), stiffness, additional use of NSAID, side effects and tolerance. The therapeutic action was mainly proven by comparing H15 with a placebo standard therapy. H15 is:



normally not used for acute pain therapy;


a disease-modifying agent and can replace other disease-modifying therapies;


beneficial in early use;


also beneficial when used with current disease-modifying drugs;


well tolerated and safe in early use and long-term therapy.


Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:46 am
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Evidence that medicinal mushrooms stimulate the immune system to fight infections:

Cordyceps sinensis mycelium protects mice from group A streptococcal infection

Group A streptococcus (GAS) infection can cause severe invasive diseases, including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. Cordyceps sinensis, a Chinese herbal medicine, is an immunomodulator. In this study the air-pouch bacterial inoculation model was used to investigate the protective efficacy of C. sinensis mycelium extract against GAS infection. Force-feeding mice with C. sinensis mycelium extract for 3 consecutive days before GAS infection increased the survival rate and reduced local skin-tissue injury compared with mice fed PBS. Bacterial numbers in the air pouch exudates from C. sinensis-treated mice were lower than those from PBS-treated mice. Blood and organs in PBS-treated mice showed bacterial dissemination, but those in C. sinensis-treated mice did not. Three days of pretreatment with C. sinensis extract followed by C. sinensis treatment every other day after GAS infection resulted in 100 % survival. The post-GAS-infection levels of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and blood urea nitrogen in the sera of C. sinensis-treated mice were lower than those of PBS-treated mice. Taken together, these results show that C. sinensis mycelium extract protects by decreasing bacterial growth and dissemination, thereby increasing mouse survival rate. IL-12 and IFN-γ expression and macrophage phagocytic activity also increased after C. sinensis treatment.


Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:22 am
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Further evidence that reishi mushroom extracts have anti-inflammatory activity:

Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Tumor-Promoting Effects of Triterpene Acids and Sterols from the Fungus Ganoderma lucidum

A series of lanostane-type triterpene acids, including eleven lucidenic acids (3, 4, 9, 10, 13–19) and six ganoderic acids (20–22, 24, 26, 27), as well as six sterols (28–33), all isolated from the fruiting bodies of the fungus Ganoderma lucidum, were examined for their inhibitory effects on the induction of Epstein–Barr virus early antigen (EBV-EA) by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) in Raji cells, a known primary screening test for anti-tumor promoters. All of the compounds tested, except for ganolactone (27) and three sterols (29–31), showed potent inhibitory effects on EBV-EA induction, with IC50 values of 235–370 mol ratio/32 pmol TPA. In addition, nine lucidenic acids (1, 2, 5–8, 11, 12, 18) and four ganoderic acids (20, 23–25) were found to inhibit TPA-induced inflammation (1 μg/ear) in mice, with ID50 values of 0.07–0.39 mg per ear. Further, 20-hydroxylucidenic acid N (18) exhibited inhibitory effects on skin-tumor promotion in an in vivo two-stage mouse-skin carcinogenesis test based on 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) as initiator, and with TPA as promoter.


Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:05 pm
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Post Re: A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with soluti
Cialis 5mg one a day for 6 months.


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Post Re: A guide to the causes of chronic prostatitis with soluti
Chris85

I enjoyed reading your excellent summary with regard to prostatitis, and like you, I am a big fan of fish oil supplement until I read the "possible" link to aggressive prostate cancer. I should stress the research is not conclusive but relevant. Furthermore, my prostatitis started whilst I was actively taking fish oil (I am not suggesting there is a definite link but it is something to consider). As you live in the UK, you may agree the NHS summary is pretty decent most times. I am a firm believer of getting most relevant nutrients from food and supplements should only be a short - term measure.

Based on this, I tend to eat more 2 - 4 portions salmon and/or mackerel every week to compensate for stopping fish oil supplement. You can read the research summary here:

http://prostatitis.org/redirect.php?lin ... te-cancer/

My main reason for writing is to ask if your CP went into remission on it's on or your GP assisted in reaching this outcome?

Thanks


Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:48 am
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A homeopath gave me a remedy that put my prostatitis into remission. Before that it did get better by itself over a year, but only until a point. Unfortunately, the remedy he gave me made my other health issue, nerve pain, worse. I have mixed feelings about homeopathy, but I am sure it isn't just a placebo.


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