Sleeping on Your Stomach: Does It Cause Prostatitis?

Date:2023-09-25 click:0

Prostate diseases are relatively common among men, the most common of which is prostatitis. The incidence of prostatitis is very high, and it greatly impacts the daily life of men. The causes of prostatitis are varied, and bad lifestyle habits are one of the reasons why men develop it.


Today, we will discuss the effects of the lifestyle habit of sleeping on your stomach on prostatitis. Does sleeping on your stomach cause prostatitis?

The causes of prostatitis are complex and include a variety of factors, such as pathogenic bacterial infection, prostate congestion, and abnormal immune response. Sleeping on your back will not directly cause prostatitis, but in some cases, sleeping on your stomach may induce or aggravate prostatitis.

Sleeping on your stomach causes the abdominal cavity and bladder to be squeezed, and the prostate is adjacent to the bladder, so naturally, the prostate is under pressure. And once the prostate is under pressure, blood circulation to the prostate is impeded. On the one hand, this can lead to congestion and sphincter tension in the prostate area. In the long run, it is likely to induce prostatitis. If a man already has prostatitis, it will also aggravate the symptoms of localized pain, making the disease more serious. 

On the other hand, due to poor blood circulation, the local metabolism of the prostate will slow down, resulting in an insufficient supply of nutrients; thus, the immunity and resistance of the prostate will be reduced, which will increase the risk of developing prostatitis.

Sleeping on your stomach does not directly cause prostatitis, but it may induce or aggravate prostate inflammation. Therefore, it is best for men to refrain from adopting the posture of sleeping on their stomachs when they sleep. For patients who have already had prostatitis, only changing the sleeping position cannot solve the fundamental problem; the infection inflammation must be treated by active medication to be completely cured.

For the choice of medication, it is recommended that patients use the traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill. This pill has rich clinical experience in treating prostatitis. It is in line with the Chinese medicine concept of syndrome treatment, which can not only eliminate the inflammation, but also the patient's whole body conditioning can achieve the effect of both symptoms and root causes.

In daily life, in addition to sleeping on your stomach having an effect on prostatitis, many other bad lifestyle habits may cause prostatitis symptoms to arise or worsen. Therefore, good lifestyle habits can effectively prevent and relieve prostatitis symptoms.

1. Do not hold urine

Drinking more water and urinating more often can reduce the concentration of bacteria in the urine and prevent irritation to the prostate. When you have the urge to urinate, go to the urine in time; do not hold urine.

2. Do not sit for a long time

Sitting for a long time will affect the blood circulation of the lower body, resulting in prostate congestion, local metabolite accumulation, and poor excretion of glandular fluids, leading to prostatitis.

3. Drink more water

One of the preventive measures for prostatitis lies in drinking plenty of water every day. Drinking water regularly can increase the frequency of urination, which can discharge prostate fluid and prevent prostatitis.

4. Pay attention to diet

Spicy and stimulating food will irritate the prostate and urethral opening, which can cause vasodilatation, prompting the prostate and bladder neck congestion and edema, resulting in reduced resistance of the prostate.

I believe that you already have a general understanding through the above introduction. Men should do a good job of prevention in their daily lives, and if there are suspicious symptoms, they should immediately go to the regular hospital to get rid of the disease as soon as possible.

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