Prostatitis primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Usama Talib, BSc, MD [2]


Many strategies such as keeping body well hydrated, avoiding undue catheterization, good glycemic control, avoidance of smoking and excessive alcohol use and avoiding prolonged urine holding, to prevent prostatitis from developing.[1][2]

Primary Prevention

Primary prevention of prostatitis may include:[1][2][3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Prostatitis: Inflammation of the Prostate. NIDDK 2016. Accessed on February 29, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sharp VJ, Takacs EB, Powell CR (2010). "Prostatitis: diagnosis and treatment". Am Fam Physician. 82 (4): 397–406. PMID 20704171.
  3. Z. Zhang, Z. Li, Q. Yu, C. Wu, Z. Lu, F. Zhu, H. Zhang, M. Liao, T. Li, W. Chen, X. Xian, A. Tan & Z. Mo (2015). "The prevalence of and risk factors for prostatitis-like symptoms and its relation to erectile dysfunction in Chinese men". Andrology. 3 (6): 1119–1124. doi:10.1111/andr.12104. PMID 26769668. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. X. Chen, C. Hu, Y. Peng, J. Lu, N. Q. Yang, L. Chen, G. Q. Zhang, L. K. Tang & J. C. Dai (2016). "Association of diet and lifestyle with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and pain severity: a case-control study". Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases. 19 (1): 92–99. doi:10.1038/pcan.2015.57. PMID 26666410. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)