How to Prevent Prostatitis

Unlike prostrate related issues which are determined over a period of time or as age catches up with a person prostatitis is more evident in nature. A person suffering from this condition finds it very painful and frustrating as there is a frequent urge to pass urine. While urinating there is a burning sensation and acute prostrate pain. This could also be accompanied with a lot of pain in the lower back, abdominal region, upper thighs and pelvic regions as well. There are a few safety measures that one can take to help diminish the possibility of developing prostatitis.

After urinating it is a good habit to wash the penis and pat it dry. Make sure that any soap that is used should be rinsed off thoroughly. Regularly wash the penis and keep it clean. Drink a lot of water. On an average at least take in about 8 – 10 glasses of water daily if that is not enough to cause regular urination increase the intake of water.

Avoid things like catheters which will cause irritation to the urinary tract and increase the area of exposure to outside germs and bacteria. Avoid holding the urine in too long as this will generate bacteria and again cause irritation to the urinary tract. Find a restroom as soon as possible if there is an urge to urinate.

In case you are having intercourse ensure that you use a condom unless you are in a long term monogamous relation. Make sure that your partner has been tested for sexually transmitted diseases as they increase the risk of prostatitis.

If you are riding a bike or a horse you need to be cautious. Avoid causing injury to the groin and the surrounding regions and if you notice any pain while performing these activities then stop them immediately and get yourself check by a doctor.

In case of any urinary tract infections get it taken care of immediately and without delay as this can help prevent infections leading to prostatitis.