With prostatitis , sooner or later, it is necessary to reckon.
The prostate is a purely male gland that over the years can contract some infectious diseases caused by bacteria coming from the sperm or urine or can suffer the consequences of diseases of the surrounding muscles, that of the pelvic floor.
Therefore the most correct definition of prostatitis would be Chronic Painful Pelvic Floor Syndrome (CPPS).
Whatever the cause – and your urologist will help you define it – even in the case of prostatitis, nutrition can be of great help .
Nutrition for prostatitis: what to do
In the presence of an acute situation but also as a prevention in general it is recommended to keep this lifestyle and diet :
> Eat hot meals at regular times if possible.
> Drink at least one and a half liters of water a day in order to allow a regular and adequate water supply to the body.
> Increase the intake of foods with natural anti-inflammatory effect and vitamins with diet, such as: Cranberries (Cranberry); Bearberry, Tomatoes, for their content in lycopene, a natural antioxidant; pumpkin seeds , green tea, due to its high content of catechins gallate, which are also antioxidants.
> Promote regular intestinal function with a balanced diet rich in liquids and foods rich in vegetable fibers: whole grains, cooked leafy vegetables, spinach, cooked fruit.
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Nutrition for prostatitis: what not to do
Prevention is essential, but even in acute situations, nutrition can help improve prostatitis.
Here is a list of situations and foods to avoid to prevent prostatitis :
> If there is diarrhea, avoid foods that have a stimulating effect on peristalsis such as meat or vegetable broth, sausages, grapes, figs, milk, fermented cheeses.
> In general, if the meteorism is frequent and annoying , exclude from the diet or in any case limit the foods that produce gas, such as: Legumes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Cucumbers, Fresh Cheeses and Carbonated Drinks.
In the case of ongoing prostatitis or in the presence of debilitated prostates or simply made more sensitive by previous pathologies, nutrition has a higher incidence. Therefore the foods to avoid in the acute phase will be the following:
> Pepper, chilli and spices in general (curry, paprika, etc.).
> Game, pork, sausages.
> Fatty fish and shellfish.
> Very elaborate sauces, fried.
> Vinegar and pickles.
> Cream and spicy cheeses.
> Coffee, Tea, Chocolate.
> Citrus fruits, grapes and berries.
> Peppers, aubergines.
> Alcohol and spirits.
Beyond nutrition: advice in case of prostatitis
To prevent and help treat prostatitis, here are also some general lifestyle recommendations:
> Avoid practicing sports potentially traumatic for the prostate gland (e.g. bicycle, motorcycle, horse riding)
> Walk often
> Practicing relaxing sports activities such as swimming, moderate running
> Try to avoid prolonged sedentary activities or in any case sitting position (such as driving cars)
> Take care of personal hygiene and in particular intimate hygiene, especially in the presence of hemorrhoids
> Carry out regular sexual activity without excesses, avoiding prolonged periods of abstinence
> Avoid the practice of interrupted coitus .
> Try not to wear undergarments and trousers that are too tight.