There is some confusion about what may be causing inflammation, pain and urination problems in men.  There are two conditions which are the most likely causes: a urinary tract infection (UTI) and prostatitis.

Both are caused by bacteria and have very similar symptoms, but they need to be treated differently.

Men who have tried to clear a UTI unsuccessfully should ask their doctor to be tested for prostatitis. 

UTI Symptoms and Treatment

What’s Happening

In men, a chronic UTI will typically be caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition known as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).   70% of men over age 60 will have this problem.

As the prostate gland grows, it wraps around the neck of the bladder which makes it difficult for urine to flow freely.

Incomplete bladder emptying leads to stagnant urine in the bladder, which increases the risk of bacterial growth and infection.

When the immune system can’t manage the bacteria build-up, the result can be a painful UTI.

UTI Symptoms:

  • Painful burning sensation when voiding
  • Strong desire to urinate; inability to control urine, which may lead to leakage or incontinence
  • Frequency of urination (usually small amounts) day and night
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Severe obstructive symptoms, such as dribbling stream, a sensation that the bladder is not empty, waiting a long time to initiate voiding, and a weak stream.

Cause of Infection

The most frequent cause of a UTI is a bacterial strain called E. Coli which represents the majority of all UTIs.

UTI Treatment

The traditional treatment for a UTI is antibiotics, but over the last several years E. Coli bacteria have become resistant to almost all of the oral antibiotics.

So, men are turning to natural supplements which have been proven to clear up these infections.  Each product has a different role in treating the UTI:

  • D-Mannose powder: clears out bacteria floating in the bladder and relieves symptoms quickly
  • Cranberry capsules: coats the bladder lining with a slippery surface which prevents the bacteria from sticking and causing a new infection
  • Extra Strength liquid: dissolves the biofilms which may be hiding pockets of embedded bacteria in the bladder lining.


What’s Happening

In both BPH and prostatitis, the prostate gland becomes enlarged and causes constriction to the urethra, so both may be linked to a UTI.

The key difference is that there is no prostate pain associated with BPH, whereas with prostatitis there is very palpable, local pain because the prostate is swollen and inflamed.

There are four types of prostatitis:

  1. Acute: caused by bacteria; comes on suddenly, accompanied by high fever, chills
  2. Chronic: caused by bacteria; often caused by a UTI; more common in older men
  3. Asymptomatic: caused by bacteria, but there are no noticeable symptoms
  4. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome: not caused by bacteria; pain that lasts more than 3 months


  • An urgent need to pee, often in the middle of the night
  • Painful urination
  • Pain after ejaculation
  • Lower back pain
  • Rectum pain
  • A “heavy” feeling behind your scrotum
  • Blood in semen
  • Urinary blockage (difficulty peeing or a weak urine stream)

Prostatitis Treatment

For the three types of prostatitis which are caused by bacteria, antibiotics are used as the first line of treatment.

Members of the medical community are now also recommending natural supplements which have been proven effective in reducing the pain and inflammation from prostatitis in clinical trials.

Natural Prostate Relief Liquid is a new liquid formula which contains a blend of natural products which have been proven to reduce the inflammation caused by chronic prostatitis.  Goodbye UTI’s Natural Prostate Relief formula contains apple cider vinegar, nettle root and a blend of other botanicals known to specifically relieve prostate pain.  When used with a daily dose of D-Mannose, this combination of supplements will keep both types of infection in check.  Read more about it here.

Quercetin belongs to a group of plant pigments called flavonoids that give many fruits, flowers, and vegetables their colors; it provides symptomatic improvement for chronic pelvic pain syndrome; read more about clinical tests here

Bee Pollen Extract comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of bees as they fly from one flower to another and is traditionally to reduce swelling; read more about clinical tests here