What Is Prostatitis? 

Prostatitis is characterized by inflammation of the prostate and, in some cases, the regions immediately around the prostate. Typically men over the age of 30 are affected by this painful condition, which affects around one in every three men.  However, we have seen a few men in their 20’s that have prostatitis, but a doctor may dismiss the issue due to their age.

What Are Types of Prostatitis?

Sometimes your symptoms will assist your doctor in making the correct diagnosis of prostatitis, but only a medical professional can diagnose you with prostatitis. Researchers have discovered four distinct forms of prostatitis.

Chronic Prostatitis - Also known as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome or CP/CPPS

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis or CBP

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis  - Also known as Sudden Bacterial Prostatitis or ABP

Nonbacterial Prostatitis

What Are The Symptoms Of Prostatitis?

Now that we know there are 4 distinct forms of prostatitis, we can examine each type in greater depth.

What is Chronic Prostatitis?

The prostate or the nerves that feed this region may become inflamed in this condition. The pain associated with Chronic Prostatitis or CPPS can last for weeks, or months. It's not uncommon for this pain to even last years. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Prostatitis?

  • Painful Urination

  • Trouble Passing Urine

  • Pain felt in the testicles and/or penis

  • Pain in the rectum

  • Painful ejaculation

What is Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis?

In patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis, the condition is caused by an ongoing bacterial infection. The manifestation of symptoms is frequently more gradual, and it could take longer to address them. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Prostatitis?

  • Burning feeling while urinating

  • Trouble starting to urinate

  • Frequent Urination

  • Pain felt in the testicles and/or penis

  • Painful ejaculation

What is Acute Bacterial Prostatitis or Sudden Bacterial Prostatitis?

An infection of the prostate that is brought on by bacteria is known as acute bacterial prostatitis. Rapid onset of symptoms may include fever, chills, urine changes, ejaculatory discomfort, and pain in the pelvis or adjacent zones. Other symptoms may include pain in the ejaculatory canal. Antibiotic treatment frequently results in almost instantaneous relief.

What Are The Symptoms Of Acute Bacterial Prostatitis?

  • Fever accompanied by Chills

  • Extreme burning while urinating

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Inability to empty your bladder

  • Nocturia

What Is Nonbacterial Prostatitis?

“Nonbacterial prostatitis is the most common urological diagnosis in men under 50 years of age and is the third most common urologic diagnosis in men over 50 years of age. It is marked by perineal pain radiating to the genital area, urinary symptoms, and ejaculatory disturbance, which have great impacts on the psychological and physiological status and quality of life of patients. An estimated 50% of all men experience prostatitis-like symptoms at some point during their lifetime.” 1

“About 90% of men with prostatitis have nonbacterial prostatitis or prostatodynia. Nonbacterial prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate of unknown cause. Patients with prostatodynia typically have sterile cultures and normal prostatic secretions but demonstrate an acquired voiding dysfunction on videourodynamic testing. Because nonbacterial types of prostatitis have no recognized infectious cause, treatment using antimicrobial agents (antibiotics) is ineffective and unwarranted.” 2

Stress, nerve inflammation or irritation, traumas, or previous urinary tract infections might all be contributing factors in the development of nonbacterial prostatitis. Alternatively, it might be the result of your body's reaction to an illness or injury that occurred in the past. There is no evidence of bacteria in the urine or seminal fluid when this kind of prostatitis is present.

Studies have shown that men with elevated PSA numbers greater than or equal to 4 have prostatitis 92% of the time.3

What Are The Symptoms Of Nonbacterial Prostatitis?

  • Straining to urinate

  • Frequent urination

  • Burning pain with urination

  • Blood in semen

  • Painful ejaculation

  • Pain with having a bowel movement

Is Prostatitis Serious?

We’ve learned there are a few distinct types of prostatitis. Although prostatitis is not often a condition that poses a threat to a person's life (unless a serious infection is left untreated), it may be an extremely bothersome ailment. You should seek immediate medical attention if you are unable to urinate.

Can Prostatitis Be Cured Naturally?

While there is no cure for prostatitis, changes made to diet and lifestyle can help alleviate some of the symptoms of chronic prostatitis. A combination of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, is the treatment plan that is most often recommended for patients who suffer from chronic bacterial prostatitis. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can provide relief from the discomfort of prostatitis, the primary purpose for which they are taken is to decrease inflammation.  NSAIDs should only be used for a short period of time, please consult with your doctor before using.

Prostate PT is a one-of-a-kind, synergistic blend of antioxidants, immune boosters, anti-inflammatories, and beta-sitosterols that is designed to help alleviate frequency, urgency, and discomfort in the prostate and bladder area, as well as maintain a healthy urine flow.

Prostate PT has helped thousands of men overcome symptoms of nonbacterial prostatitis.  It will help you too. 

Prostatitis Treatment


1Fowler JE Jr. Prostatitis. In: Gillenwater JY, Grayhack JT, Howard SS, Duckett JW, editors. Adult and pediatric urology. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book; 1991. pp. 1395-1423.

2 Meares EM Jr. Prostatitis. Med Clin North Am. 1991 Mar;75(2):405-24. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30462-x. PMID: 1996042.

3 Pansadoro V, Emiliozzi P, Defidio L, Scarpone P, Sabatini G, Brisciani A, Lauretti S. Prostate-specific antigen and prostatitis in men under fifty. Eur Urol. 1996;30(1):24-7. doi: 10.1159/000474140. PMID: 8854063.

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