Many men have been suffering in silence from a disease
that has been largely ignored by the medical community. This disease
is called prostatitis , inflammation of the prostate gland.
Prostatitis causes intense pain, urinarycomplications, sexual dysfunction,
infertility, and a drastic reduction in the quality of life. Almost
no research has taken place to find diagnostic techniques or a cure.
No research has shown that it does not lead to prostate cancer or
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).
The last ten years have seen great strides in the treatment of
prostate cancer and BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), diseases
which affect mostly older men. Prostatitis, a non-fatal but often
disabling disease affecting young men in their prime of life, has
been overlooked, avoided, dismissed or ignored, becoming the bastard
child of prostate disorders. Sufferers are offered, at best, a life-long
course of antibiotics, and at worst, a state of constant agony and
Since the founding of The Prostatitis Foundation in 1995
to push for Prostatitis research, collect data on the disease, and
provide information to men who are suffering from the disease, important
first steps have been taken. Four research conferences, in 1995,
and 2000, have been held to bring together
prostatitis researchers. The conferences have been cosponsored by
The Prostatitis Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Congress
has appropriated some small amounts of money to prostatitis research.
The Prostatitis Foundation has 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status under
the supervision of the Internal Revenue Service. Your donations
to The Prostatitis Foundation can be deducted on your income tax!
To donate to the Prostatitis Foundation, visit
Network for Good, and enter keywords: prostatitis foundation.
Or, make your check out to The Prostatitis Foundation
and mail to:
1063 30th Street Box 8
Smithshire, Illinois 61478
voice mail 1-888-891-4200
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