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Prostatitis in Men

What You Should Know

What You Can Do About It*

Don’t Be a Statistic

The numbers speak for themselves. Worldwide, more than 8 million prostatitis-related doctors’ visits occur annually. It is the most common urologic problem in men younger than age 50 years and the third most common urologic problem in older men.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 10 percent of American men aged 20-74 years are affected by prostate infection. In other words, at some time in their life, more than 50 million American males experience symptoms of prostate infection. Also, chronic prostatic infections occur with greater frequency than is generally believed.

These numbers are obviously as sweet as honey to the BigPharma’s ears.

But, contrary to standard mass medicine, prostate drug treatments are not the only option available for this extremely troublesome condition. So you don’t have to be a statistic! If you take good care of your prostate gland you can avoid infections that have been affecting so many men.

Extremely Troublesome Condition

Severe symptoms of bladder infections can be caused by acute bacterial prostate infection. This condition is due to an inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland, which is located close to the urethra, surrounding the neck of the bladder.

Prostatitis may come suddenly – with no warning, and begin along, painful and frustrating battle for you accompanied by endless rounds of prescription antibiotics.

It can also be an inflammation with no sign of any infection – a condition called nonbacterial prostatitis. In this a condition, sometimes called chronic (long-lasting) prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome, there is persistent pain in the area around the prostate gland.

Long-lasting or chronic prostatitis, however, can also be associated with repeated bladder infections. And this is the most common form of the prostate problems, usually caused by detrimental, pathogenic bacteria.

Unfortunately, low-grade prostatitis is often missed on a doctor visit. Therefore, you may experience no symptoms or symptoms so sudden and severe that you have to seek emergency medical care.

However, if you are approaching age 50, you need to look for any of the following changes:

  • a decrease in the force of your urine stream
  • difficulty in beginning urination
  • dribbling after you urinate
  • a feeling that your bladder is not totally empty after you finish urinating.

These symptoms can also be the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. A benign (nonmalignant) enlargement of the prostate gland is called “benign prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy,” or BPH for short. This non-contagious condition affects 50 percent of men of all ages during their lifetimes.

Unfortunately, the prostate enlargement can lead to a buildup of urine in the bladder. It increases the likelihood that pathogenic bacteria will grow and trigger an infection.

Prostate Gland Infection

(Signs and Symptoms)

Acute and chronic prostate infection along with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have become a major medical problem in adult males. When present, symptoms of bacterial prostate infection usually include:

  • frequent urge to urinate (frequent urination)
  • difficulty urinating
  • pain or burning sensation during urination
  • as sense of fullness in the rectum
  • chills and fever, or
  • muscular pain.

Symptoms of prostatitis may include pain that comes and goes in the lower abdomen, in the penis, in the testicles, in the groin, in the back, and around the anus.

Other symptoms may also include:

  • cloudy or milky urine
  • blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • blood in the semen (hematospermia), mainly due to the “staph” infection,
  • painful ejaculation or burning sensations during or following ejaculation (felt between the anus and the genitals (perineum) and in the urethra).

In some cases, bacteria can get into the tube that carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra (vas deferens), causing groin pain or an infection of the area near the testicles where sperm mature and is stored (epididymis). The prostate may swell, causing a less forceful urine stream.

Possible Causes and Risks

Only a small number of cases of prostate infection are passed on through sex. Typically, the prostate gland becomes infected by the bacteria that get into the prostate from the urethra by backward flow of infected urine into the prostate or the rectum.

Certain conditions and medical procedures increase the risk of developing prostatitis.

You are at higher risk for getting prostatitis if:

  • You have had a recent, not treated completely urinary bladder infection.
  • You recently have had a medical instrument, such as a urinary catheter, inserted during a medical procedure.
  • You have engaged in unprotected anal intercourse (the greatest risk for acquiring anorectal infections).
  • You have an abnormal urinary tract (congenital anomaly urinary tract, affecting the bladder, the ureters, and the urethra).
  • You have an enlarged prostate, as the gland has grown bigger (benign prostatic hyperplasia); prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older.
  • You have an autoimmune disease (an abnormal reaction of the body to the prostate tissue); it can be triggered by a persistent viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, trauma to the prostate or the pelvic area, genetics, stress, exposure to environmental toxins, including antibiotics, diet, vasectomy.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD)

In men, the pelvic floor is made up of the muscles, tissues, and nerves that support:

  • the bladder,
  • rectum,
  • prostate gland, and
  • other pelvic organs.

The pelvic floor muscles form a hammock-like support, working together with other pelvic organs to contract and relax. When they are all working properly they help men:

  • urinate,
  • defecate, and even
  • enjoy sexual intercourse.

However, when the muscles are in spasm, weakened, or do not work properly, it is called pelvic floor disorder and tension, forcing you to contract your muscles rather than relax them.

The symptoms of this disorder, sometimes terribly embarrassing, include:

  • frequent and urgent urination (going more than 8 times in 24 hours)
  • painful urination (discomfort or burning, usually felt in the urethra)
  • urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control resulting in urine leakage, often due to a sudden need to urinate)
  • constipation (having hard, dry bowel movements, or going fewer than three times a week)
  • bowel strains (need to push very hard to empty bowels)
  • fecal incontinence (stool leakage due to inability to hold stool)
  • lower back pain (in the lumbar region, starting below the rib cage)     
  • uncomfortable pressure and pain in the pelvic region, genitals, or rectum.

Pelvic floor dysfunction, including tension/weakness in the pelvic muscles, is the largest contributor to chronic prostatitis. It can affect a man’s quality of life, often leading to sexual dysfunction.

Men who suffer from chronic prostatitis and pelvic floor disorder should NEVER do Kegel exercises because they can increase tension in those already tight muscles.

Types of Prostatitis

Nonbacterial prostatitis

When no definite infection can be identified, men with prostatitis often have signs of inflammation (discovered by examining the urine under a microscope), but no bacteria are found. This type of prostatitis can also be caused by unusual muscle tensions at the base of the pelvis, a condition called pelvic floor dysfunction (refer to the information above).

Bacterial prostatitis

Sudden bacterial infection characterized by an inflammation of the prostate. The symptoms are usually severe. This condition requires prompt treatment, as it can lead to urinary bladder infections, abscesses in the prostate or, in extreme cases, completely blocked urine flow. In some cases, acute infectious prostatitis requires hospitalization.

Chronic (long-lasting) prostatitis

Chronic prostatitis (CP) means an ongoing inflammation of the prostate gland, reflected in the presence of markers of inflammation in the prostate fluid. This is the most common form of the prostate disease, usually caused by bacteria and lasting for months or recurring. In fact, it is the number one reason men under the age of 50 visit a urologist. It affects sufferers differently, with varying degrees of discomfort or pain. (In some cases, chronic prostatitis follows an attack of acute prostatitis).

This condition may also be associated with repeated bladder infections, which are usually the primary symptom of chronic bacterial prostatitis.

Prostatodynia

(Painful Prostate)

Prostatodynia is distinct from chronic prostatitis in that the chemical markers of inflammation are not seen in the urine and prostatic fluid. The symptoms of these disorders, however, sound similar: dysuria, pain in the area between the scrotum and anus, pain during ejaculation.

It should be stressed that prostatodynia is a type of inflammation of the prostate NOT due to bacterial infection. There are no objective findings, such as the presence of infection-fighting cells, in the urine of men who suffer from the disorder.

Typical prostatodynia is a chronic and painful condition. The symptoms may differ in intensity and are numerous. Characteristically, they go away and then come back without warning.

A man with prostatodynia may complain about:

  • Pain or discomfort in genitalia, anus, rectum, perineum.      
  • Pain or discomfort in the suprapubic area (above the penis), bladder, groin and lower back.       
  • Sensation as if “having a golf ball” in the prostate area, mainly when sitting.      
  • Urinary frequency, urgency, burning sensation of the urethra and nocturia (urinary frequency in the night).       
  • Pain during sexual intercourse or during ejaculation.     
  • Anxiety and depression.      
  • Chills, fever.

Standard medical treatment – therapy with antibiotics and with drugs that relax the muscles of the prostate gland – is ineffective and fails.

Interstitial Cystitis

(Bladder Pain Syndrome)

Some men diagnosed with prostatitis or similar conditions with different labels may really have interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. This mysterious condition is 3 times less common in men that in women and data have shown the risk increases with age.

The symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary from person to person. You may have different symptoms at different times. Sometimes, they go away by themselves – but may return unexpectedly. Some signs and symptoms may resemble those of a chronic prostate gland infection, but there is usually no infection in interstitial cystitis. However, the symptoms may worsen if get prostatitis while you have IC.

There is also no evidence that stress causes IC/BPS in the first place. However, it is well-known that if you have it, physical or mental stress can make the symptoms worse.

At this time, there is no cure for interstitial cystitis, but many medical treatments offer some relief, either singly or in combination. Figuring out what works can be hit-or-miss, as there is no way to predict who will respond best to which treatment.

One is for sure: interstitial cystitis / bladder pain syndrome does not get better with antibiotics.

Medical Diagnosis

If your doctor suspects that you have prostatitis or another prostate problem, in order to confirm the diagnosis, he or she may refer you to a urologist. A comprehensive examination may include:

  • a digital rectal exam (DRE) is a simple procedure that men often dread
  • a biopsy (if the doctor is still not sure what you have); a simple, 10-minute procedure usually causing a brief discomfort when a physician inserts a needle through the wall of your rectum and into the prostate to extract the cells for testing
  • voiding studies and, when needed
  • a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test, a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the prostate gland, especially to check for tumors or other abnormalities.

Voiding studies

This test involves collecting urine in three containers to measure the presence of infection-fighting cells and bacteria in the urine and prostate fluid. It helps determine which part of the urinary system is infected.

You will be asked to collect two urine samples separately:

  • first, you urinate the first ounce into a container (urine from your urethra),
  • second, a sample of flowing, midstream urine (urine from your bladder).

You will then almost empty your bladder by urinating into the toilet.

At this point, the doctor will massage your prostate through a rectal exam. After that, he or she will use a slide to collect any secretions from your penis.

Lastly, you will collect in a third container the first ounce of urine that remains in your bladder.

Looking at these samples will help your doctor determine whether the problem is in your urethra, bladder, or prostate.

If an infection is present, your doctor will also be able to identify the type of bacteria involved so that the most effective antibiotic can be prescribed.

Urine culture

This is the most accurate test to determine for sure whether or not an infection is present. The lab puts the urine sample in an incubator. If any bacteria are in the sample, they will multiply and show up. However, it takes 24 to 48 hours for the bacteria to grow enough to be detected.

Antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST)

If only one type of bacteria grows in the culture, the lab will expose the bacteria to a variety of antibiotics to see to which ones the bacteria are sensitive. This usually takes one day after the culture is positive. It helps to decide which antibiotic is best for the infection.

Standard Medical Treatments

Prostate treatments vary among urologists and are tailored according to the type of prostatitis you have.

Correct diagnosis is crucial because each type of prostatitis is treated differently. It is very important to make sure your symptoms are not caused by urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) or some other condition that may lead to permanent bladder or kidney damage.

Standard medical prostate treatments generally include:

  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs to make you more comfortable)
  • sitz baths (sitting in 2-3 inches of a warm water that cleanses the perineum, which is the space between the rectum and the scrotum; it can be done in your bathtub or with a plastic kit that fits over your toilet)
  • oral antibiotics commonly prescribed, both for acute and chronic or recurrent prostatitis, to be taken for four to six weeks or longer; also intravenous (IV) antibiotics in case of severe cases; antibiotics, however, are not effective treatments for nonbacterial prostatitis
  • pain drugs (over-the-counter or prescription pain medications)
  • alpha blockers (to ease painful urination by relaxing the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins the bladder)
  • prostate surgery – a partial prostatectomy (the removal of the infected portions of the prostate, especially when severe chronic prostatitis is present, or a swollen prostate is obstructing the flow of urine).

It should be noted that in case of bacterial prostatitis, the symptoms may disappear before the infection has completely cleared. The pathogenic bacteria seem to be killed, but some resistant bacteria may still be left to grow and multiply.

Also, having chronic prostatitis does not increase your risk of developing prostate cancer or any other prostate or kidney disease. However, you should continue to have regular examinations to detect prostate cancer: a screening with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and/or a digital rectal exam (DRE).

Antibiotic Drawbacks

Although routinely used, antibiotic treatments have many drawbacks. Here’re the most common ones:

  • They kill both the unwanted micro-organisms and wanted micro-organisms. (Research has shown that a single course of ciproflaxin can disrupt a third of the microbe species naturally present in the gut, and other work has suggested that in some people, the microbiome might never really recover.)
  • When used long-term or repeatedly they lead to major disturbances both in normal body microflora and in overall health.      
  • They may cause stomach upset, rash, and allergic reactions.     
  • They may cause nasty yeast infections.

Also, all antibiotic therapies carry with them the risks o developing:

  • antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • adverse effects, especially on the liver and kidneys. 

Here’s a description of a bad experience a customer of ours had with an antibiotic:

“I was referred to a urologist who did a DRE [digital rectal exam] which showed no signs of bacterial infection, but he said my prostate felt “hot,” so he put me on a 30-day script for Bactrim.”

“After 7 days, I had to stop because of side effects causing my feet to go numb and severe cramps in my calves and headaches. I was so scared to be given a new round of different antibiotics that I started researching other ways to improve my symptoms.” (Nov. 16, 2019)

It goes without saying that due to the multiple hazards associated with antibiotic treatments, the use of anti-UTI drugs should be reduced to an absolute minimum.

*Based on various available sources and studies, our research and practical experience. Last modified on November 13, 2019.

Natural Alternative Measures

Contrary to a popular belief and common medical practice, people with prostate infection do not have to suffer and be exposed to countless rounds of vicious antibiotics.

With the help of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herbs, nutrients and phytonutrients, it is possible to get through both acute and chronic prostatitis by:

  • improving the quality and functioning of the uroepithelium, or urothelium – an epithelial tissue that lines the distal, farthest away portion of the urinary tract, including the renal pelvis, ureters, bladder, upper urethra, and glandular ducts of the prostate
  • disinfecting the entire urinary tract
  • inhibiting and preventing inflammation
  • enhancing the growth of some forms of beneficial bacteria within the body such as Bifidobacteria bifidus and Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • destroying some forms of detrimental fungi such as Candida albicans and Candida krusei.

Compared to standard medical treatments (read: antibiotics), the natural, non-pharmacological approach to prostate infection is clearly a superior option – much safer and without side effects.

It is our working experience that prostatitis can be successfully controlled and most importantly prevented with the help of specialty dietary supplements. Therefore, you, or someone you know or hold dear, who suffers from prostate infection should give this approach serious consideration.

Men with Prostatitis Write to Us

(Real Life Stories & Testimonials)

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Dear Uribiotic Formula Team,

I just finished taking one bottle of Uribiotic to help with my chronic prostatitis and overactive bladder problems.

I can safely say that this is the first medicine and supplement in the last 5 years which gave me maximum relief in my lingering pain as well as frequent and hesitant urination.

No antibiotics or herbal supplements gave me a better relief than Uribiotic Formula. And quicker, just within three days of taking it.

I have one more bottle with me, but I plan to keep on taking them for a long time to get symptom-free totally.

Heartfelt thanks to you for this outstanding product – Uribiotic Formula.

Regards,

Prince Koul

New Delhi, India

Pulled me out of misery…

Dear Sir,

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But URIBIOTIC pulled me out of misery. Most likely I will be ordering it off and on for the rest of my life.

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Ian MacL.

Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

I’m very impressed…

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Last night, I was at the point where I stood and kept squeezing with both hands above the pubic bone on my bladder to get some drops to relieve the terrible pressure of needing to pee.

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You may use this as a testimonial.

Mark H.

Hinckley, Ohio, USA

What a relief !

Dear Sir:

I have suffered for many years from prostatitis which caused me unpleasant lower back pain. I had tried many different formulas and drugs to alleviate the pain without success.

That was until I discovered your Uribiotic! Within 4 days of taking it, I was without pain and could sleep well for the first time in ages. What a relief !!!

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Rob O.

Australia

All the signs are gone…

Dear Mr. Mierzejewski:

Over the past two years, I took several different antibiotics, whose effects were only temporary, and a great number of natural products, none of which did more than reduce my prostate infection symptoms.

Since beginning taking your Uribiotic Formula, however, I have now better urinary and lower GI function than I have had in many years.

All the signs of prostatitis, discomfort sitting, persistent discomfort in the groin, and the constant feeling of needing to urinate are gone.

I hope that your Uribiotic will obtain the international recognition it deserves. There are hundreds of thousands of prostate infection sufferers whose normal lives could be reclaimed by using it.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

HRW

Toronto, Canada

How Do I Know if I Have One?

(Symptoms Questionnaire)

Think you might have a prostate infection

and/or interested in getting a second opinion?

Once again, the symptoms of prostate gland infection are similar to those of urinary tract infection. Also, an acute bacterial prostatitis can cause severe symptoms of a bladder infection.

On the other hand, a long-lasting, chronic bacterial prostatitis can be associated with recurrent bladder infections. Therefore, it is good to know and evaluate your symptoms, because you might want to (or should) talk with your doctor.

So please fill in the four-part questionnaire, answering all questions thoughtfully, to the best of your knowledge. By doing so, you will be much better prepared for an eventual doctor’s appointment. It might also help your doctor determine if you need a urine test, which is not always a routine practice.

As for the symptoms, they are sensations or perceptions of changes in health experienced by yourself or someone you know, or hold dear who too may be in need for help.

Within 12 to 24 hours we will email* you back the results along with our recommendations (if necessary) that may help you get your prostate health back on track. The information given, however, is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of a physician or other healthcare professional.

*Confidentiality Assurance

As privacy is one of the most important issues for all of us on the Internet, please rest assured that all your answers in this questionnaire are strictly confidential. We do not share any part of the completed questionnaire with anyone. Also, your email address is safe with us. We will never rent, sell, or exchange your contact information with anyone.

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