Can Certain Foods Cause Prostatitis? What About Spicy Food?

Date:2023-06-27 click:0

The impact of diet on patients with prostatitis is significant, and spicy and irritating foods are the most crucial aspect. Patients should have sufficient awareness and control over these foods. These dietary habits directly lead to prostatitis and can worsen the condition.


Why do patients with prostatitis need to avoid spicy foods?

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine:

1. Spicy foods often require adding many aromatic condiments, which have medicinal effects and belong to the aromatic category and have medicinal effects. Some of these condiments may conflict with the medications the patient takes, affecting the therapeutic effect.

2. Spicy foods are generally considered to be drying and hot. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, prostate diseases are often associated with damp-heat accumulation, and the goal is to clear dampness and heat. Spicy foods can disrupt the function of the intestines, not only being detrimental to glandular health but also exacerbating the condition. This situation is quite common in clinical practice, such as experiencing diarrhea or constipation after consuming spicy and irritating foods, or excessive secretion of gastric acid, all of which can reduce the effectiveness of treatment.

3. After consuming spicy and irritating foods, many patients experience severe internal heat, which aggravates yin deficiency and excessive internal heat. Patients may feel thirsty and need to drink water, leading to excessive fluid intake. Drinking such a large amount of water in a short period will undoubtedly worsen the patient's urination problems.

Now let's discuss from the perspective of Western medicine:

1. Spicy and irritating diets can stimulate the inflammation site, causing congestion and worsening symptoms.

2. Spicy and irritating diets can stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, imposing a heavy burden on the stomach and intestines, and affecting medication absorption.

3. Spicy and irritating diets should be avoided for all diseases caused by bacterial infections. Such diets can severely stimulate the human body and are detrimental to sterilization.

Prostatitis is sterile inflammation in 90% of cases. Although there is no bacterial infection, stimulating the lesions on the glands can still trigger sterile inflammation. This type of inflammation is difficult to treat and stimulates the glands significantly. Consuming spicy and irritating foods will only make treatment more challenging.

You may think that your spiciness is mild and won't cause excessive fluid intake. Even if the amount of spicy condiments is small and won't affect medication effectiveness, it is not as severe. However, even mild spiciness can still stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, affecting the absorption of medications and hindering recovery. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid even mild spiciness. A mild diet can make the treatment of the disease less troublesome.

For the treatment of prostatitis, oral administration of herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can be helpful. It can aid in clearing heat, detoxification, diuresis, and relieving urinary abnormalities, pain, and discomfort symptoms in prostatitis patients. This helps prevent the disease from recurring. Of course, it is also important to pay attention to diet in daily life and try to have a light and mild diet as much as possible.

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