What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to as the prostate gland enlargement. This condition occurs in men in which the prostate gland is enlarged but not cancerous. It is also called benign prostatic obstruction or benign prostatic hypertrophy. Initially, it occurs during puberty, when the size of the prostate gets double. Another phase of growth starts around the age of 25 and goes on for most of the rest of a man’s life. BPH mostly occurs during this second growth phase in half of the men between the age of 51 to 60 and in 90% it occurs after the age of 80.
As the prostate gets enlarged, it presses against the urethra and the walls of the urinary bladder become thick. Narrowing of the urethra causes unable to empty the bladder fully and leads to many of the problems of BPH. As it is benign, this means that it is not cancer and does not cause or lead to cancer. But BPH and cancer in men can happen at the same time.
What are the causes of BPH?
BPH is considered a normal condition in males during aging and men older than 80 years have BPH symptoms. The main cause of BPH is unknown but certain changes in male sex hormones with aging may be a great factor. If you have a family history of prostate problems or any abnormalities with your testicles, then you may be at risk of BPH. Men whose testicles are removed at a young age don’t develop BPH.
What are the symptoms of BPH?
The severity of symptoms may vary in people who have prostate gland enlargement, but some of the symptoms tend to gradually worsen over time.
Common symptoms of BPH include:
- Frequent or urgency to urinate
- Increased frequency of urination, especially at night
- Difficulty starting urination
- Weak urine stream
- Dribbling of urine
- Painful urination
- Unable to empty the bladder completely
Less common symptoms of BPH include:
- Urinary tract infection
- Inability pass urine
- Bloody urine
- Inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis)
- Narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture)
- Formation of scar in the bladder neck due to previous surgery
- Bladder or kidney stones
- Problems with nerves that control the bladder
- Cancer of the prostate or bladder
The size of the prostate doesn’t necessarily determine the severity of the symptoms. In some of the conditions in which there is slightly enlarged prostate can have significant symptoms, while in others with very enlarged prostates can have only minor urinary symptoms.
You should consult your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. They are treatable and treatment will help to prevent complications.
What is the Panchakarma Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
Panchakarma treatment also shows the best result in treating and managing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you best panchakarma therapies and is done by experienced therapists under the guidance of Panchakarma specialists. Therapies that are done in this condition are:
Basti (Enema Therapy): This therapy is done to pacify the vitiated vata dosha which is the main cause of BPH. Basti karma is the best therapy for balancing the dosha. Another therapy (ie.uttar vasti) is also very effective in reducing the signs and symptoms associated with BPH. The decoction of Dashmool, Gokshuradi, and Varunadi Gana drugs, etc are used in this procedure.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best and effective kit for treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia which is known as ‘Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Care Kit’. This kit is prepared with Ayurvedic herbs that have been used in Ayurveda since ancient times to treat urine related issues. This kit contains a total of 6 products named as- Detox premium powder, Trikatu tablet, Sheet dhara syrup, Uerolex capsule, Panchasakar churna, and Kanchanaar guggulu. These products are free from preservatives, fillers, chemicals, colors, and have no side effects.
Detail of products:
1. Detox Premium Powder:
Detox premium powder is prepared from natural herbs and ingredients like giloy satav, tal sindoor, shankh bhasma, gandhak rasayan, moti pishti, akik pishti, etc. As the name suggests, this powder has antioxidant properties. It treats the symptoms related to BPH like burning sensation, irritation, discomfort, etc. This powder also pacifies the aggravation of the pitta and vata dosha in the body.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Trikatu Syrup:
As the name suggests, trikatu syrup is composed of mainly three effective herbs like Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), and Maricha (Piper nigrum). These ingredients are very effective in balancing the tridoshas and possess various medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Regular use of the syrup reduces the symptoms and prevent further enlargement of the prostate gland.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily.
3. UTI Care Tablets:
UTI Care Tablet is specially formulated to treat urine related issues like urine incontinence, an urgency to pass urine, blood urine, etc. It is prepared with herbs like Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Sajjakshar (Bergenia lingulata), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), etc. These capsules shos wonderful results in UTI and cures the flow of urine, relieves the burning sensation, swelling, pain, discomfort, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
4. Sheet Dhara Syrup:
Sheet dhara syrup provides cooling effect to the body by pacifying the vitiated pitta dosha. It is formulated with Ajwain satv, Peppermint, and Mushak kapoor that balances the vata as well as pitta dosha. Its coolant properties also show good results in other symptoms like abdominal pain, discomfort, increases appetite, and improves the metabolism of digestion.
Recommended Dosage – Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
5. Panchasakar Churna:
Panchasakar Churna is a classical herbal formulation that has been used in Ayurveda for many ages to treat BPH and its associated symptoms. It is prepared with 5 ingredients such as Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Svaran patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare), Sauvarchala lavana (Rock salt). This churna has detoxification action on the body that eliminates excessive toxins (ama) from the body and maintains the proper metabolism of the body. It also treats symptoms like inflammation, redness, relieves constipation, abdominal discomfort, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.
6. Kanchnaar guggulu:
Kanchnaar guggulu is also a classical Ayurvedic formulation that has anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. It treats the BPH quickly and is very beneficial for weight loss. It also treats cyst, thyroid, etc. Each tablet contains Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Maricha (Piper longum), etc. These herbs have the property to treat remove the toxins and hence reduces the inflammation.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.