Friday, February 26, 2016

Managing Prostatitis By Natural Anti-Inflammatory Therapies

One of the most important things you can do to lower your cancer risk is to take steps to manage your prostatitis and reduce inflammation. Research indicates that taking anti-inflammatory agents that target the enzyme cyclooxygenase may decrease this risk of cancer.

Since many traditional medical treatments do not work for eliminating CP/CPPS or chronic bacterial prostatitis, start looking into natural and alternative treatments to manage your prostatitis symptoms. There are many supplements and therapies that have an anti-inflammatory effect and even complement the use of antibiotics in the case of chronic bacterial prostatitis, helping to eliminate symptoms and stop recurrences. Drug-free and alternative ways to manage pain and inflammation include acupuncture, trigger-point release, ice packs, exercises, and physiotherapy.

Supplements offer a natural way to help fight inflammation and have been shown in studies to help manage prostatitis. A few of the supplements that have been found to help with prostatitis symptoms or support immunity include saw palmetto, pollen extracts, vitamin D3, turmeric and curcumin (which have benefits in fighting prostate cancer), quercetin, and green tea (also found to help fight prostate cancer).

Another supplement worth looking into is a quality probiotic. Probiotics are often used in conjunction with pollen extracts and quercetin as part of phytotherapy. Probiotics help restore gut health and the balance between beneficial bacteria and microflora in the intestinal tract. This is important for immunity as the gut controls about 70 to 80% of your immune function.

Besides supplements, you should use your diet to help you in managing prostatitits and preventing prostate cancer. There are foods to avoid for prostatitis and foods you should be eating. Certain foods like caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods like hot peppers, acidic foods, wheat, and gluten can exacerbate prostatitits symptoms. Finding out about any food allergies and intolerances you have (and avoiding those foods) is important too.

On the other hand some of the best foods for prostate health can help you fight prostatitis and prostate cancer, boost your immunity, and protect the cells in your body. Eat fish high in omega-3 fatty acids; cruciferous vegetables; berries; healthy fats from nuts, seeds, olives, and avocados; tomatoes (if the acids do not affect your symptoms); and mushrooms.

Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid). It is found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries, Ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort, American elder, and others. Buckwheat tea has a large amount of quercetin. People use quercetin as a medicine.

Quercetin is used for treating conditions of the heart and blood vessels including “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), high cholesterol, heart disease, and circulation problems. It is also used for diabetes, cataracts, hay fever, peptic ulcer, schizophrenia, inflammation, asthma, gout, viral infections, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), preventing cancer, and for treating chronic infections of the prostate. Quercetin is also used to increase endurance and improve athletic performance.

Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which might help reduce prostate inflammation.

More information:
» "A history of prostatitis had a 30% increased risk of prostate cancer"
» Study: Patients with mCRPC harbor genomic alterations in PIK3CA/B, RSPO, RAF, APC, B-catenin, and ZBTB16 and 23% harbor DNA repair pathway aberrations
» "Not including androgen receptor (AR) as a target, over 60% of patients have actionable aberrations in other pathways"

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