What to Know About Antibiotics and Alpha Blockers for Prostatitis
Despite the almost universal use of antibiotics for prostatitis symptoms diagnosed as chronic prostatitis, credible and highly regarded studies over the past years have shown that antibiotics, alpha blockers, and anti-inflammatory drugs are usually no better than placebos.
Traditionally, those suffering from prostatitis experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Urinary Frequency / Urgency / Hesitancy
- Discomfort with Sitting
- Rectal / Perineum / Genital Discomfort
- Discomfort During or After Sex
- Pain or Relief After Bowel Movement
- Lower Abdominal Discomfort
- Tailbone / Low Back Discomfort / Pain
- Stress Can Increase Symptoms
- Hot Baths, Heat, Benzodiazepines Can Help Temporarily
- Medications, Procedures, and Surgery Rarely Help
- Medical Tests Find No Disease
- Depression / Anxiety / Reduced Quality of Life
What the community must realize is that prostatitis is a local and systemic disorder. Conventional medical professionals tend to help relief through the use of antibiotics and alpha blockers for prostatitis. Yet, many of these short-term solutions only work to exacerbate the problem. Instead, this should be seen a local problem. Chronic anxiety and worry in certain individuals result in pain and dysfunction of the pelvic muscles. Without effectively treating this root of the problem, symptoms are unfortunately very likely to continue.
Our 6-day clinic seeks to resolve the symptoms of prostatitis by training our patients in self-treatment (local treatment) and practicing our protocol, Extended Paradoxical Relaxation. The ultimate aim is to reduce nervous system arousal daily. For more information about prostatitis, feel free to view recently published research.
NOTE: While it is our hope that these facts about chronic prostatitis, antibiotics, and alpha blockers are helpful, this information is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. This should be presented as general information about the disorder.