Herbal and complementary medicine in chronic prostatitis

@article{Shoskes2003HerbalAC,
  title={Herbal and complementary medicine in chronic prostatitis},
  author={Daniel A. Shoskes and Kannan Manickam},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={21},
  pages={109-113}
}
Chronic prostatitis is a very common and poorly understood condition with significant impact on quality of life. The etiology of prostatitis can be multifactorial and can present with a variety of symptoms. Given the lack of proven efficacy of conventional therapies such as antibiotics, many patients have turned to phytotherapy and other alternative treatments. This review will cover the alternative therapies commonly used in prostatitis with an emphasis on those with published data. These… Expand
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