I’ve had many male clients over the year who suffer from suprapubic pain, pain running down the legs, pain on urination, and pain with ejaculation. Many men have this type of presentation.
I read a fascinating study published in 2013 in the European Journal of Urology, which stated that over 80% of men with chronic prostatitis respond very to antifungals rather than antibacterial. Candida is notoriously hard to culture in urine, so many doctors may misdiagnose the problem. Many labs get it wrong too because they can’t find the Candida.
In my opinion, antibiotics are usually quite useless when it comes to treating prostatitis. Worse, if you take antibiotics for a prostate problem, you can cause a lot of gut problems, including SIBO and intestinal Candidiasis.
Another interesting finding is that if you have bacterial prostatitis, you have a much higher chance of having an elevated prostate serum antigen (PSA) reading, which should be very low by default. If PSA is quite elevated, it can signify bacteria in the prostate region but may be misinterpreted by the doctor as a sign of prostate cancer. The result may be treatment for cancer rather than for an inflamed prostate.
My advice if you have prostatitis is to treat it with an antifungal, not an antibiotic. One study looked at about one thousand men with chronic prostatitis with an average age of 34. It turns out that eight percent of men who go to a urologist complaining of a urinary problem have acute or chronic prostatitis.
If you’ve got a prostate issue and it’s painful, and it’s sore, you need to get checked out for STDs but take an antifungal product. Don’t take an antibacterial product.
The other tip I’ll give you with burning urination or pain is to take some potassium citrate capsules to alkalize the urine. More alkaline urine will reduce the burning and stinging you experience with urination.
If you have confirmed bacterial prostatitis, some men find D-mannose helpful. D-mannose is more commonly used for bacterial urinary tract infections, but some men use it for bacterial prostatitis.