Methods for treating prostatitis in men - medicines, 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 gland develops rapidly. This form of prostatitis is manifested by severe symptoms. The main symptom is painful, delayed urination. The urge to use the toilet can occur up to 6 times per hour, and urine will be excreted in small quantities. In this case, unpleasant sensations in the lower abdomen and perineum, cramps and burning sensations may appear. The acute stage of inflammation of the prostate is also accompanied by erectile dysfunction and fever with its inherent symptoms (weakness, headache, etc. ).

The next form of prostatitis is chronic, which differs from the first stage in the weaker severity of clinical signs. 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 be provided only by medical professionals.Self-medication is strictly prohibited. Pain relievers can be used to relieve intense pain. But it is desirable that before the doctor's examination no means are used that can lead to blurred clinical signs.

In a hospital setting, doctors carry out antibacterial and detoxification therapy. Pain relievers, antispasmodics and anti-inflammatory drugs are used. Only after the relief of acute symptoms and a decrease in the intensity of clinical signs, the patient is prescribed physiotherapy procedures and massage.

Prostate massage

With chronic prostatitis, which develops against the background of a sedentary lifestyle and congestion in the small pelvis, the patient needs a prostate massage. It allows the contents of the prostate gland to be drained through the ducts into the bladder. This allows you to reduce the size of the organ, as a result of which it ceases to press on the urethra and frees up the lumen for urine excretion, significantly alleviating the condition of the man.

In the acute stage, these actions are contraindicated, since 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 needs to take medications prescribed by a doctor, and he can also use special exercises to eliminate congestion and folk remedies.


Mandatory antibacterial treatment is established not only for acute inflammation, but also for chronic prostatitis, provoked 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 for a faster effect on the bacterial flora. 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.

With inflammation of the prostate gland, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often used. They help relieve symptoms of intoxication, 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, therefore it has a local effect on the focus of the disease.

For severe pain, antispasmodics and pain relievers are used. The first group helps to relieve muscle spasm from the internal organs. They relax the smooth muscles of the prostate gland. In order to prevent spasm, alpha-blockers are also used. There are special rectal suppositories with analgesic effects.

To improve blood circulation in the small pelvis with congestion, venotonic drugs are used.

For the treatment and prevention of chronic prostatitis, herbal preparations are used. A similar effect is exerted by drugs from bovine prostate extract.

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


If the prostatitis is provoked by an inflammatory process, and not an infection, then the reason for this could be an impaired blood supply to the muscle tissue surrounding the prostate gland. You can effectively restore blood circulation with exercise. The most effective are squats.

To begin with, test gymnastics is performed. To do this, stretch your straight arms above your head and do deep squats. If you can sit down at least 50 times without pain in your legs, this is a good result. The opposite indicates muscle weakness and insufficient blood supply to the pelvic organs, including the prostate.

Squats are performed 3 times a week. One workout includes 3 sets of 50 reps each. There is a 3-minute break between them. To increase the number of squats, other exercises are recommended:

  • sit on the floor, rest your hands behind your back and make crossing movements with your legs, like scissors, 20 times;
  • lie on your stomach and raise your straight legs 20 times.

In combination with these exercises, you can use the following:

  1. Lie on your back, bend your legs at the knees and press them to your chest so that 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 will depend on the duration of the exercise, but you should not 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 gland that has arisen at night.
  3. Stand on your feet, placing them together, sit down by 1/3 and alternately move your knees back and forth in this position. The exercise should also be done before breakfast for 5 minutes. It can be repeated in the evening.

Folk remedies

Folk remedies based on natural ingredients:

  • Pumpkin seeds. They contain large amounts of zinc, which is an essential trace mineral 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 in a meat grinder or coffee grinder and mix with 200 g of natural honey. The resulting mass is rolled into balls the size of hazelnuts and stored in the refrigerator. A few days before meals, dissolve 1 ball. The entire course of treatment consists in the consumption of the entire 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 in the oven and crushed, and then put into a liter jar so as to fill 1/3 of the container with it. From above it should be poured with water to the top and removed for 2 weeks in a dark, cool place. After insisting, the product is filtered and consumed before meals, 1 tablespoon. It is contraindicated in patients who have an intolerance to aspen bark, constipation, other chronic diseases and dysbiosis.
  • Hazel. Take the leaves and bark of hazel, carefully chop. One 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 shells are crushed, brewed with boiling water and drunk instead of tea. The broth increases appetite, therefore, a cleansing enema is periodically performed.
  • Parsley. Fresh parsley juice obtained from its root is consumed before each meal. Also use the seeds of the plant, from which the decoction is made. To do this, they are crushed, 4 teaspoons of the powder are poured with a glass of boiling water and boiled for 15 minutes in a water bath. Then the product is removed for infusion. After cooling, the broth is used in a strained form, 1 spoon up to 6 times a day at regular intervals.
  • Pear. For the treatment of prostatitis, they drink compote from the fruits of wild varieties of the tree every day. After 3-5 days of taking a 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, and then insist overnight. The next morning, the product is filtered and drunk 2 times on an empty stomach, 50 ml each.
  • Natural juices. With chronic prostatitis, drink 1 glass of freshly squeezed juice of carrots, cucumbers, asparagus, beets every day, taken in equal proportions.
  • Oats. Take 100 g of oats, pour a liter of boiling water and cook the composition for 20 minutes. Then the agent is filtered and taken in 150-200 ml three times a day. Broth of oats is consumed for 45-60 days with intervals of 2 days every 5 days.

Herbal medicine is one of the main treatments for prostatitis. The following medicinal herbs are distinguished:

  1. Rhodiola rosea. Take the root of a plant and grind it. One tablespoon of the resulting raw material is poured with a glass of boiling water and boiled for 15 minutes over low heat. After cooling, the broth is filtered and taken twice a day for half a glass.
  2. Celandine. There are two ways to prepare a medicinal product based on this plant:
    • Take 100 g of dry grass, pour 700 ml of boiling water and cook for no more than 15 minutes. After cooling, the broth is filtered through cheesecloth. 500 g of natural honey is dissolved in it and the composition is removed and stored in the refrigerator. Take a decoction of 1 tablespoon before meals 3 times a day.
    • 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 gradually increased, starting with 1 drop. Add 1 drop daily until the daily dose reaches 30 drops. After that, they begin to reduce it by 1 drop per day. As a result, it turns out that the entire course takes 2 months. After it, a two-week break is taken 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 to infuse 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. They take the roots of a plant, grind them and fill them with cold water so that it completely covers the raw materials. The tool is insisted for 10 to 12 hours, removing it in a dark place. After this time, the roots swell, after which they are again poured with 1. 5 liters of boiling water, the container is wrapped and left to brew for 1 hour. The medicine is taken 100 ml three times a day.

Beekeeping products are one of the safest folk remedies that have a beneficial effect on the condition of the heart, blood vessels and the entire body. But you should make sure there is no allergic reaction.

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

  • Honey. It is eaten in the morning after waking up in 1 tablespoon.
  • 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. They take the medicine 3 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 at a pharmacy. Drink 40 drops of tincture half an hour before meals, dissolving them in half a glass of water. The course 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. In half a glass of water, dissolve 2 g of the resulting mixture and use it for an enema. The procedure is carried out daily for two months.

Candles with honey give a good effect, which 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 tight dough is obtained, from which the candles are rolled and removed and stored in the freezer. Every morning and evening, 1 suppository, previously soaked in warm water, is inserted rectally.