Prostrate enlargement


Overview

Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) is the medical term to describe an enlarged prostate.It is a noncancerous increase in the size of the prostate gland causing urination difficulty. If not controlled and treated, it will lead to complications of bladder, urinary tract, kidney function, infections, stone formation, etc.

Symptoms

  1. Frequent urination at night
  2. Weak urine stream
  3. Dribbling at the end of urination
  4. Difficulty in emptying the bladder
  5. Difficulty in urinating
  6. Frequent urination
  7. Urgent need to urinate

According to Ayurveda, there are three elements present in our body : vata, pitta and kapha which should be in balance. In Ayurveda, Mutraghata has been defined as a syndrome of obstructive urinary pathology due to the deranged function of the elements particularly, Vata Dosha. Descriptions of BPH closely resemble the clinical features of Ashtheela. It is one of the 13 types of Mutraghata .

Causes

The exact aetiology of BPH is unknown

Predisposing factors -

Ageing -  hormonal changes as a man gets older.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Reduce the size of the prostate and relax the bladder.
  2. Prevent recurrence by resuming hormone balance.
  3. Improving urinary system function and overall health of the body.

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis.  The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body. If the prostate becomes enlarged, it can place pressure on the bladder and the urethra causing the above symptoms,

  •  Varuna treats BPH by reducing prostate weight. It improves the urinary flow rate by reducing post-void residual urine.
  • Gokshura , Gokshuradi guggulu helps to maintain regular urine flow, stops dribbling after urination, helps to control urgency of urine as well as gives strength to the genitor-urinary system. 
  • Shilajit, Chandraprabha Vati and Kamadudha are used for burning sensation during micturation, incontinence in urine resulting from the enlarged prostate or stone in the bladder or kidney.
  • Punarnave and Ashwagandha helps to maintain the normal hormonal balance and prevent recurrence.

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Other Therapies - Virechana/Purgation therapy (cleaning digestive tract and purifies blood), Yoni dhavana/Seka - cleaning vagianal area using medicated water.

Herbs

Gokshura , Gokshuradi guggulu, Varuna, Shilajit, Chandraprabha Vati , Kamadudha, Ashwagandha, Punarnava


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