Prostatitis Symptoms, Causes and Natural Remedies

Prostatitis is generally used to refer to inflammation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is a walnut size organ that resides directly below the male bladder. The gland’s primary function is to product semen, the fluid used to nourish and protect sperm. Symptoms of prostatitis include pain or burning when urinating, frequent need to urinate, and is often accompanied by pain in the lower back and pelvic area.

Prostatitis appears in four forms. The acute form (acute bacterial prostatitis) is the least common but the most severe and debilitating form of the condition. Other forms include chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, and prostadynia. The symptoms of chronic forms for prostatitis usually develop more slowly and are not as severe as those associated with the acute form of prostatitis.

Prostatitis is often caused by mycoplasma, urinary tract infection or partial blockage of the male urinary tract leading to promulgation of bacteria.

While prostatitis is not always curable its symptoms can be controlled. There are a variety of treatments for prostatitis as well as measures can be taken to provide relief.