Prostate Pain Relief
Prostate pain relief is an integral component of managing prostate problems. Your doctor can provide treatment to alleviate your symptoms and keep them from getting worse.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or naproxen can be beneficial for some men with prostatitis, however they may also make your condition worse. Consult your doctor about whether NSAIDs are appropriate and how much to take.
Other pain-relieving drugs can also help ease the discomfort of prostatitis. Examples include amitriptyline and gabapentin, which may provide temporary relief in your pelvic region, genital area and lower back.
If you’re struggling with erections and urination, medications to enhance sexual function may be the answer. Such drugs, like sildenafil (Viagra), can enhance your sexual life while relieving any pain related to sex.
Exercise to strengthen your bladder and bowel muscles can also be beneficial. Your doctor may refer you to a physical therapist who can teach you exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Psychological therapy can assist in managing pain that is caused by stress, depression or feeling helpless. They provide guidance on changing your behavior and developing ways to cope with symptoms.
Dietary changes can help alleviate the symptoms of inflammatory types of prostatitis, such as CPPS. A diet low in inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy products, refined sugars and other allergens is especially beneficial.
Sometimes, a simple test to identify food allergies or intolerances can be beneficial. If you find that certain foods, like those high in fat or salt, cause you distress, try an elimination diet: eliminate these items from your meals for six weeks to see if the pain and inflammation subsides.