Prostatitis is a serious disease in men. It affects not only the physical condition, but also leads to psychological problems. Therefore, the representatives of the stronger sex should take seriously preventive measures that will help prevent the onset of a disease called prostatitis.
The safest and most effective way to prevent prostatitis is to perform Kegel exercises. They are aimed at strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor, improving blood circulation in the prostate and maintaining the sexual function of men for many years. Such tasks can be performed at any convenient time - at work, driving a car, walking.
Before performing the exercises, it is necessary to determine the muscles that will be trained. This can be done while urinating - simply by holding the stream of urine.
The muscles that are involved in urinary retention are the ones you are looking for.
The first and easiest way to train is muscle tension. Keep them tense for five seconds. Then the muscles relax. The exercise is repeated 10 times. With daily training, the repetition rate can be increased.
When the penis is in a state of erection, the muscle being trained must be tensed. As a result, the penis should rise even higher. This exercise can also be repeated 10 times.
During training, a man should ensure that no other muscles contract. Do not help yourself with the muscles of the buttocks, thighs or abdominals. In such situations, the prevention of prostatitis will be ineffective.
For men who have just started doing exercises, it is advisable to be in a prone position during training. After a few weeks, you can train in any other convenient position.
Drug prevention of prostatitis
Prevention with drugs is not allowed for all men.
It should be carried out only by people who are at risk:
- with a sedentary lifestyle;
- who abstain from sexual activity;
- staying in the cold for a long time;
- having a hereditary predisposition to the disease.
Also, drug prophylaxis with various drugs is used to prevent repeated relapses of acute prostatitis or the transition of an acute form to a chronic one. Only a doctor can prescribe medications. It is contraindicated to take pills or other drugs on your own.
There are several forms of release of prophylactic drugs:
- Solutions for injection.
Tablets are used most often. For prevention, drugs that contain herbs are used.
The most effective suppositories are suppositories. They have anti-inflammatory and antiaggregatory effects. A feature of the drug is that it selectively affects the tissues and vessels of the prostate gland. If you regularly take drugs, blood circulation in the body improves, the balance of hormones normalizes and local immunity increases. Suppositories must be inserted into the rectum.
Dietary supplements in the form of capsules are highly effective. If you regularly take drugs with fish oil, you can prevent the development of not only inflammation of the prostate gland, but also other serious diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus).
Folk remedies for prostatitis
Folk remedies can also prevent inflammation of the prostate. Prevention of prostatitis by such methods should be previously agreed with the doctor, since each folk method has a number of contraindications.
To prevent prostatitis, herbal decoctions are most often used. They are easily absorbed by the body of men, do not cause side effects and can be taken for a long time without interruption.
List of medicinal herbs for the prevention of prostatitis:
- St. John's wort.
Lingonberry has an antibacterial effect and strengthens the immune system. You can make teas or decoctions from it with the addition of other herbs. You need to boil its leaves. For the prevention of prostatitis, it is necessary to drink decoctions and teas with it three times a day.
Parsley is an anti-inflammatory plant. It also has a positive effect on potency. Eating parsley is a prevention not only of the inflammatory process, but also of erectile dysfunction / prostate adenoma. Not only fresh parsley leaves are used, but also the juice squeezed out of them.
Ginger is used to strengthen general and local immunity in the prostate. Teas are brewed from it. Ginger root is used, which is rubbed on a grater. Lemon and honey are added to tea. To achieve a good effect, it is recommended to drink one liter of this tea per day.
The preventive effect of St. John's wort is to improve blood circulation and metabolic processes in the prostate. A decoction is prepared from St. John's wort, which is taken daily before meals for two weeks. Since the drink has a fixing effect, after two weeks of taking it is worth taking a week break.
The prostate is a very sensitive organ in relation to the lifestyle of men. Bad habits, sedentary lifestyle, dietary errors can cause disease. In order to prevent such a disease from occurring, a number of recommendations must be followed.
Refusal of bad habits will help to avoid the occurrence of prostatitis. Smoking and alcohol violate the structure of the walls of the vessels of the prostate gland. As a result, blood stagnation occurs, the formation of blood clots and iron does not receive the required amount of nutrients. There is a so-called congestive prostatitis. Also, bad habits lead to a weakening of local immunity, which contributes to the penetration of bacteria and viruses into the prostate.
Frequent physical activity or even regular walking for at least 3-4 hours a day will lead to normalization of blood circulation in the prostate. As a result, there will be no reason for prostatitis to occur. Thanks to physical education, a man will be able to prevent the appearance of all types of inflammation of the prostate gland.
Regular sex life is the key to men's health. Sex normalizes the balance of hormones. Also, the prostate is in constant tone. But intercourse should be only with the use of a condom. Otherwise, there is a risk of developing infectious prostatitis.
It should be noted that the health of the prostate is in the hands of the man himself. And the quality and duration of a person's sexual life depends on the implementation of preventive measures.