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Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;38(3):279-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.05.003.

Quercetin for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Desk Q10-1, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.


Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition with a heterogeneous origin that responds best to multimodal therapy. The bioflavonoid quercetin has antioxidant and antiinflammatory effects that have proven useful for treating this condition. Using the clinical phenotype system UPOINT, quercetin can be helpful for those with organ-specific complaints (bladder or prostate) and pelvic floor spasm. This article discusses the current understanding of CP/CPPS and how treatment with quercetin can be used alone or as part of multimodal therapy.

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