Posted 2/17/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -6)
I’ve quickly put together a little of the information listed in our book. I hope it helps!!!
Our thoughts are with you both,
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer (Give Yourself a Second Opinion)
Patrick C. Walsh, M.D. Professor of Urology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and
Janet Farrar Worthington
Little Gland, Big Trouble
What Causes It?
The Five Types of Prostatitis
How Do You Know if You Have It?
How is Prostatitis Threated?
Prostatitis: Prostatitis is the most common cause of urinary tract infection in men, and an estimated 25 percent of all men who see a doctor for urological problems have symptoms of prostatitis. The two least common, and easiest to treat, are caused by bacterial infection: acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis . These conditions are usually associated with fever, chills, severe burning on urination, frequency of urination,….
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is caused by bacteria, and also treated by antibiotics.
Treatment with antibiotics should continue for six weeks.
How is prostatitis treated? The easiest to treat is the most dramatic form, acute bacterial prostatitis. (The most likely cause of infection is E.coli, a form of bacteria that’s common in the colon.)
Many men with prostatitis have found that their symptoms improve when they change their diet --eating a good balance of fruits and vegetables, avoiding spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, and soft drinks that contain saccharin, and drinking enough water to keep your urine running clear…
A thirty-minute hot bath or sitz bath, twice a day, can relieve pain and make it easier to urinate. Getting daily exercise (but not riding a bike or even an exercise bike, which can irritate symptoms) and resuming normal sexual activity may also be helpful.
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Courtney....If you have a chance to pick this book up…. Do so… it will really be helpful if your choice of treatment is surgery…. open or Robotic…. (Give Yourself a Second Opinion), is truly a book of knowledge… teaching you about this disease… that affects the whole family!