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Re: Prostatitis

Postby pete75 » 6 Nov 2018, 6:04pm

Here's one view on what might help with the problem.

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Re: Prostatitis

Postby Steadychats » 29 Sep 2019, 8:51am

I have suffered from prostatitis for many years now. In my experience cycling has no detrimental effect on the condition. If fact, on the contrary. The benefits of the exercise far out way discomfort in my case. It is a debilitating condition and poorly understood.
I would encourage anyone wishing to know more about the condition to join the uk prostatitis online forum

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Re: Prostatitis

Postby Snail » 10 Oct 2019, 1:07pm

Hi just joined and don't know what I m doing

I have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and recommended prostatectomy

Can you return to enjoyable cycling after surgery

Many thanks

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Re: Prostatitis

Postby Oliver78 » 4 Sep 2020, 8:17am

I too have suffered from prostatitis for a long time and was afraid to cycle. I thought that it might worsen my symptoms. I did some "investigation" on the subject and came to the conclusion that it wont do much harm if I continue to cycle. Exercising is good for the prostate. Just be careful that you don't put to much pressure on the prostate. Try to lift up from the seat from time to time. It might help. I also changed my eating habits. I used to eat a lot of spicy food, really a lot so I kicked that out and switched to more vegetables and slow-cooked food like vegetable stews. I am also taking saw palmetto, lycopene, pumpkin seeds, and zinc. During my "prostatitis research" period I found out that those ingredients are helpful and can help with prostatitis symptoms. So my fight with prostatitis now includes < *Suspected Spam Product Placement* >, lifting my bottom from time to time when cycling, hot baths, and a healthier diet. I hope you will find something that works well for you. This are just my tips.

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Re: Prostatitis

Postby seabike » 20 Sep 2020, 11:46pm

I saw my GP two years ago about a sudden onset of fever, difficulty peeing and a general unwell feeling. He took a urine sample and immediately referred me for a PSA blood test. This revealed a sky-high reading, normally indicating advanced prostate cancer. I was subjected to a battery of scans, examinations and endoscopes in unwelcome places, with the final diagnosis being acute prostatitis and a borderline prostate lesion. By the time all the tests had been completed, and following a course of antibiotics, my PSA had returned to normal levels and my symptoms eventually disappeared.

I can't be sure if cycling caused my prostatitis two years ago, but I can say that I've carried on cycling ever since with no repeat of the symptoms whatsoever. I sympathize greatly with those suffering from the chronic form of prostatitis. Luckily mine was short and sharp.

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Re: Prostatitis

Postby Jdsk » 21 Sep 2020, 7:55am

Glad you're better.

Thanks for sharing: there's far too much reticence about embarrassing conditions. Everyone who talks about their own helps others to seek advice.

Yes, there are several causes of raised PSA:


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Re: Prostatitis

Postby Billy007 » 16 Nov 2020, 9:46am

YT recently recommended this video to me. Why I don't know, but it should be compulsory viewing for all men. It is long but worth watching for your own health and knowledge about the condition.