Prostatitis is swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland. Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS, clinical assistant professor of integrative and functional urology at New York University and author of Thrive—Don’t Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer, discusses the symptoms of and treatments for this condition. Prostatitis often is found in younger men. Symptoms include pain in the scrotal area and increased urinary frequency and urgency. It often occurs along with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety. While prostatitis is often treated with antibiotics, they don’t treat the root cause—inflammation—and so can be ineffective. Natural treatment is best for prostatitis, along with lifestyle modifications aimed at reducing inflammation and stress.
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