Pollen extract for chronic prostatitis-chronic pelvic pain syndrome - Abstract

Clinic for Urology, Pediatric Urology and Andrology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH, Justus Liebig University, Rudolf-Buchheim-Strasse 7, D-35385 Giessen, Germany.

 

Prostatitis syndrome is a frequent condition in men. It is not known in most patients if the prostate is the only organ involved. Therefore, the disease is characterized as chronic prostatitis-chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP-CPPS). Although many studies have been performed in patients with CP-CPPS, current trial evidence is conflicting and therapeutic options are controversial. Given the need for long-term treatment in CP-CPPS patients, phytotherapeutics, such as pollen extract, are an option due to few side effects. Preclinical studies on pollen extract have shown effects on smooth muscles of the bladder and urethra, strong antiinflammatory effects, and antiproliferative effects.

Written by:
Wagenlehner FM, Bschleipfer T, Pilatz A, Weidner W.   Are you the author?

Reference: Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;38(3):285-92.
doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.04.004

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21798390

UroToday.com Prostatitis Section

 

 

E-Newsletters

Newsletter subscription

Free Daily and Weekly newsletters offered by content of interest

The fields of GU Oncology and Urology are rapidly advancing. Sign up today for articles, videos, conference highlights and abstracts from peer-review publications by disease and condition delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Subscribe