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Chronic Epididymitis Diet

Date:2014-08-28 click:
Chronic epididymitis is characterized by inflammation that is long-standing in epididymis. Some researchs have found that as much as 80% of patients go to a urologist for scrotal pain are caused by chronic epididymitis. This infection is most commonly associated with lower back pain, and the onset of pain often co-occurs with activity that stresses the lower back. Although it can be cured efficiently by herbal medicine called Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory pill, diet also plays an important role in treating this disease. Here are some tips for chronic epididymitis diet.
 
A helpful diet for treating epididymitis involves consuming foods that can reduce inflammation and avoiding eating food that may aggravate the symptoms. Foods that may be beneficial for reducing inflammation, notes certified nutritional consultant Phyllis A. Balch, author of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," include spinach, blueberries, strawberries and other flavonoid-rich foods. Since patients with chronic epididymitis usually have urinary disorders, it’s necessary for patients to eat foods like celery, parsley which can relieve these symptoms.   
 
Commonly, epididymitis is caused by bacteria infection. To cure it from the causes, patients should eat more fresh vegetables and fruit that are rich in vitamin C. It’s beneficial for improving the anti-inflammatory ability and immunity. Foods that are rich in vitamin C include kiwi, orange, watermelon, lemon, grapefruit, bitter melon and tomatoes.  
 
For instance, watermelon is a helpful fruit for epididymitis diet, especially if this condition is caused by a bladder or urethral infection. Watermelon contains significant amounts of vitamins A, B1, B6 and C, potassium, magnesium, carotenoids and phytosterols. Nutritionist and biologist George Mateljan, author of "The World's Healthiest Foods," states that watermelon has historically been used in promoting healthy weight control and heart health and as a powerful antioxidant in reducing free radical damage within your body. Thus, it’s beneficial for patients to eat watermelon during the treatment.
 
Warning
Chronic Epididymitis is a condition that should always be managed by a licensed healthcare professional. If left untreated, epididymitis may lead to serious health complications, including scrotal abscess, scrotal fistulas, the death of testicular tissue and infertility. If you are diagnosed with epididymitis, ask your doctor about the risks, benefits and limitations of diet and nutrition in treating this health problem. Foods and dietary approaches that have historically been used for treating this health problem may require further clinical research trials to determine their effectiveness.

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