Symptoms and Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Posted Mar 03 2011 9:49am
The Ayurvedic treatment of BPH is aimed at reducing the size of the prostate gland. Medicines used for this purpose are: Chandraprabha-Vati, Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Triphala-Guggulu, Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Gomutra-Haritaki, Arogya-Vardhini, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Shilajit (Purified Bitumen), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Pashanbhed (Bergenia lingulata), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Musli (Curculigo orchioides), Daru-Haridra (Berberis aristata), Deodar (Cedrus deodara), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Apamarga (Achyranthus aspera), Sahinjan ( Moringa pterygosperma) and Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa).
Symptoms of BPH:
Many symptoms of BPH stem from obstruction of the urethra and gradual loss of bladder function, which results in incomplete emptying of the bladder. The symptoms of BPH vary, but the most common ones involve changes or problems with urination, such as
a hesitant, interrupted, weak stream
urgency and leaking or dribbling
more frequent urination, especially at night
The size of the prostate does not always determine how severe the obstruction or the symptoms will be. Some men with greatly enlarged glands have little obstruction and few symptoms while others, whose glands are less enlarged, have more blockage and greater problems.
Sometimes a man may not know he has any obstruction until he suddenly finds himself unable to urinate at all. This condition, called acute urinary retention, may be triggered by taking over-the-counter cold or allergy medicines. Such medicines contain a decongestant drug, known as a sympathomimetic. A potential side effect of this drug may prevent the bladder opening from relaxing and allowing urine to empty. When partial obstruction is present, urinary retention also can be brought on by alcohol, cold temperatures, or a long period of immobility.
It is important to tell your doctor about urinary problems such as those described above. In eight out of 10 cases, these symptoms suggest BPH, but they also can signal other, more serious conditions that require prompt treatment. These conditions, including prostate cancer, can be ruled out only by a doctor's examination.
Severe BPH can cause serious problems over time. Urine retention and strain on the bladder can lead to urinary tract infections, bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence—the inability to control urination. If the bladder is permanently damaged, treatment for BPH may be ineffective. When BPH is found in its earlier stages, there is a lower risk of developing such complications.
Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Unique Thermobalancing Therapy for BPH Treatment
New Thermobalancing therapy is not similar to common Heating treatments such as thermal pads: gel or pasty-wax and electric heat pads, which provide treatment with hot or cold temperatures.
Furthermore everyone should know:
A treatment with impulsive heat can be damaging. The high temperatures destroy delicate cells of the already stressed organ. For example, temperatures above 40C can result in death of the living organism.
The thermo-element should not be cooled. The low temperatures decrease cellular metabolism and, therefore, interfere with natural replenishment and healing.
The new natural Thermobalsncing therapy is helpful for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and what is significant it has no any adverse side effects. Specially designed The Device for Prostate Care comfortable to wear and it will not affect your day-to-day activities, offering a range of unique benefits:
Relieves symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: frequently urination, nocturia naturally, without resorting to medication;
Provides a long-term treatment for the causes of the BPH symptoms, eases urination;
Promotes a healthy functioning of a prostate, prevents erectile dysfunction (ED)
Treatment of BPH falls into four categories. First, BPH can be treated with certain herbs such as saw palmetto, stinging nettles, and Pygeum. Second, it could be treated with drugs, falling into two categories, alpha blockers and enzyme inhibitors. Third, it could be treated with heat or microwaves that burn away part of the swollen area of the prostate so the urethra is not constricted. Fourth, it could be treated with surgery, removing part or all of the prostate. This article will deal with the first medication of the second option, treating BPH with alpha blockers.
In a recent study, a Botox injection has proved to be successful at alleviating this condition. Botox which is widely used for cosmetic purposes to erase wrinkles and other facial lines is now finding other uses. One such use is for the treatment of excessive sweating. Now Botox has proved to be successful in treating enlarged prostate, with very few or no side effects.
When Botox is injected directly into the prostate, it relaxes the muscles within the prostate thereby allowing the person to completely empty the bladder. Other studies have shown that the actual size of the prostate gets smaller and even PSA levels come down. PSA levels are measured to evaluate the risk of prostate cancer among men over 40.