Treatment of prostatitis includes a variety of practices that incorporate daily supplements and natural remedies.
One of the most widely used holistic treatments is cayenne pepper, which is reported by Earth Clinic readers to alleviate the symptoms of a swollen prostate quickly. Cayenne is also widely used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
What Is Prostatits?
An inflamed or swollen prostate is known as prostatitis; it is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages.
The medical term for this condition is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy, and as cells increase they form large nodules that can compress the urethra, obstructing the flow of urine and causing pain.
The prostate gland doesn’t usually cause problems until later in life – it rarely causes symptoms before age 40. However, more than 50% of men in their sixties and as many as 90% in their seventies and eighties have some symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Prostatitis can also occur due to bacterial infection; it is possible for bacteria carried in the urine to leak into the prostate. While there is no evidence that an enlarge prostate can lead to prostate cancer, an enlarged prostate can overproduce the same proteins used to screen for prostate cancer.
Natural Remedies for an Enlarged Prostate
Below you will find a number of user submitted home remedies for a swollen prostate.
The most popular reported remedy for an enlarged prostate is cayenne pepper. However, other users have recommended bee pollen, propolis, apple cider vinegar, and blackstrap molasses.
Let us know what you try to soothe a swollen prostate; and if you know a remedy that you do not see here, please do not hesitate to share it with us!