Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a much common condition of aged men. This is basically a condition, where the gland prostate, enlarges. Enlargement of prostate gland can cause different symptoms of urinary system. These symptoms might be simple like slow urinary flow and might be complicated like dripping of the urine with time.
In old aged men, BPH is the most common condition for which a patient rushes to the surgery room. This is because modern-day-western medicines has no other vision than to remove the tissues from the body. And they don’t have anything to understand the process of aging. Opposite to this, Ayurveda treatment can ensure, the complete reversal of the condition and you can lead a healthy normal life.
So here we need to know about the Prostate first and then we will discuss about its disease and treatment from Ayurvedic view point.
All About Prostate
Here are few details about Prostate:
Size: This is a small, squishy gland size of a Ping-Pong Ball.
Location: Located inside the groin. Between root of penis and rectum. The urethra runs through this gland.
Function: It supplies seminal fluid. The same fluid mixes with sperm and helps the sperm to travel and survive.
So this walnut sized gland on the root of penis, helps in reproduction majorly. But due to many reasons, when its size increases, it leads to the several problems.
Here we are supposed to discuss the most common problem with prostate gland. The Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or commonly known as Prostatomegaly.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
The size of prostate impacts the urinary system. Because this gland is located on the root of the pineal tissue. And this gland gives passage to the urethra too. Therefore all the symptoms of increased size of prostate relates to the flow of urine only.
Severity of the symptoms of enlargement of the prostate varies according to size of the prostate. Because, the increased size of prostate, impacts flow of urine. And also impacts the passage of urethra.
Here we go with the symptoms of the enlarged prostate.
Symptoms of BPH
The list starts with most common symptoms-
- Urgency to urinate.
- Increased the frequency of urine.
- Patients urges to urinate more in night
- Difficulty to urinate
- Weak flow of the urine
- Urine comes in drops and patient needs to wait for that
- Feeling repeat urge to urinate and fullness in the bladder
There are few Less common signs and symptoms include:
- Repetitive infection in urine
- Inability to urinate
- In severe conditions
The size of your prostate doesn’t necessarily determine the severity of your symptoms. Some men with only slightly enlarged prostates can have significant symptoms, while other men with very enlarged prostates can have only minor urinary symptoms.
Ayurveda About Prostate Enlargement
The first question which comes to mind about any condition is- does Ayurveda talk about Prostate and its enlargement?
Certainly, Ayurveda doesn’t relate to the condition directly. But there is a condition of “Mutraghat”. This condition is described in detail. Mutraghat (मूत्राघात) is a condition of blockage in passage of urine. Under same condition, a condition of “Ashthila” अष्ठीला is described by Sushruta Samhita.
In between the urinary passage and rectum, a gland is located in men. When this gland increases in size, it blocks the passage of the urine, stool. This leads to the distention of the urinary bladder and causes upward movement of the urine.Sushruta Samhita Chapter 58, Uttar tantra
Sushruta, detailed the location of the gland, accurately. Along with all the symptoms.
Ayurveda Treatment of BPH
The treatment of BPH is never complicated through Ayurveda. And there is no requirement of surgical interventions for this condition. The treatment what we offer at Sukhayu Ayurved is of two types-
This is palliative care. Where size of prostate gland is between 26-46 cc. And residual urine volume is not more than 90 cc. The treatment is done with medicines alone. According to Dosha and condition of patient, our Vaidyas make a diagnosis. Therefore the selection of medicines is based on the following things.
- Prakriti of a patient (Bio Constitution)
- Pulse of patient and more importantly
- On the causative factor behind Prostate enlargement.
For this assessment the patient needs to come once to us or You can book online consultation, So that a proper diagnosis can be made. And medicines and can be selected accordingly. Because selection of right medicine is far more important than medicines themselves.
In cases where size of gland is more than 46 cc and residual volume is more than 90 cc, Panchakarma is mandatory. It becomes important to remove the vitiated doshas. Hence, a patient needs to follow Panchakarma regime.
Because this is a condition of Vata. Therefore Basti treatment is always main part of treatment. We do Uttar Basti or simple Basti in these cases.
Patient of BPH need to admit for 8 days in Sukhayu. So that patient can avail proper treatment.
Queries About BPH Treatment of Ayurveda
Here are the answers of few queries about treatment of prostate enlargement.
The maximum duration of Ayurveda treatment for prostate enlargement is 10 to 12 months maximum in complicated conditions. But in starting cases, the condition resolves with in 2 to 3 months.
Yes, for sure!
After Ayurveda treatment there won’t be any requirement of the surgery of prostate.
First thing is you send your USG report to us through email. So that we can tell you exactly about the course of treatment.