Prostate Enlargement & Homeopathic Treatment

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The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body. The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm.

A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches 40 years of age. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).The prostate gland secretes a fluid that helps to nourish sperm. The gland itself surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis. As the prostate grows larger, it may press on the urethra. This narrowing of the urethra can cause some men with prostate enlargement to have trouble with urination. Prostate enlargement may be the most common health problem in men older than 60 years of age.

What Causes BPH?
BPH is considered a normal condition of male aging, and it is estimated that 90 percent of men over the age of 80 have BPH. Although the exact cause is unknown, changes in male sex hormones as you age may be a factor. Any family history of prostate problems or any abnormalities with your testicles may raise your risks for BPH. Men who had their testicles removed at a young age do not develop BPH.
What are the Symptoms of BPH?

Fewer than 50 percent of men with BPH have severe enough symptoms to make them seek a doctor’s care. Symptoms include:

  • incomplete bladder emptying
  • nocturia (the need to urinate two or more times per night)
  • dribbling at the end of the urinary stream
  • incontinence
  • the need to strain when urinating
  • weak urinary stream
  • sudden urge to urinate
  • slowed or delayed urinary stream
  • painful urination
  • bloody urine
  • pus in the urine

How is BPH Diagnosed?
Evaluation for BPH begins with a physical exam and review of medical history. The physical exam includes a rectal examination that allows the doctor to estimate the size and shape of your prostate. Other tests can include:

  • a urinalysis or urine culture will check your urine for blood and bacteria
  • prostate biopsy (small amount of prostate tissue is removed and examined for abnormalities)
  • Urodynamic tests (your bladder is filled with liquid via a catheter to measure bladder pressure during urination)
  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA, a blood test for to check for cancer of the prostate)
  • USG to know post void residual (to see how much urine is left in the bladder after urination)
  • Cystoscopy (examines your urethra and bladder through a tiny lighted instrument inserted into the urethra)
  • rectal ultrasound and prostate biopsy (to confirm diagnosis of BPH and rule out malignancy)
  • intravenous pyelogram or urogram (dye is injected into your system which reveals your entire urinary system on an X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan)
  • What are the Treatments for BPH?

Treatment of BPH can begin with self-care. If symptoms don’t subside through self-care, medication or surgery may be recommended. age and general health will also influence the prescribed treatment. Self-care includes the following:

  • Urinate as soon as you feel the urge.
  • Make a habit of going to the bathroom to urinate, even when you don’t feel the urge.
  • Avoid taking over then counter decongestants or anti-histamine medications. They can make it harder for the bladder to empty.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially in the hours after dinner.
  • Reduce stress. Nervousness can increase the frequency of urination.
  • Exercise regularly. Lack of exercise can aggravate symptoms.
  • Learn and practice Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles.
  • Keep warm. Being cold can make symptoms worse.

Other treatment options include:
Hormonal Reduction
Minimally Invasive Procedures

There are minimally invasive procedures available that may be used in an outpatient setting.
These involve inserting an instrument into your urethra and into the prostate gland. Here is a list of these non-surgical alternatives:

  • transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) (radio waves are used to scar and shrink prostate tissue)
  • transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) (microwave energy is used to eliminate prostate tissue)
  • water induced thermotherapy (WIT) (heated water is used to destroy excess prostate tissue)
  • high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) (sonic energy is used to eliminate excess prostate tissue)

Surgery for BPH

Surgery in a hospital setting might be recommended if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • kidney failure
  • bladder stones
  • recurrent UTIs
  • incontinence
  • inability to empty the bladder
  • recurrent blood in the urine

Surgery can relieve symptoms of BPH, but BPH can return even after surgical intervention. Here’s a list of surgeries relevant to an enlarged prostate.

Tranurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most commonly used surgical treatment for BPH. A small instrument is inserted through your urethra into the prostate. The prostate is then removed piece by piece. This procedure usually requires a hospital stay.

  • Simple prostatectomy: An incision is made in your abdomen or perineum (the area behind the scrotum). The inner part of your prostate is removed, leaving the outer part behind. This procedure uses general or spinal anesthesia. Hospitalization may last for five to 10 days.
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP): This procedure starts off similar to TURP, but the prostate is not removed. Instead, a small incision is made in your prostate that will enlarge your bladder outlet and the urethra. The incision allows urine to flow more freely. You may or may not require a hospital stay with this procedure.


Potential Complications of BPH
Men who have long-standing history of BPH may develop the following complications:

  • urinary tract infections
  • urinary stones
  • kidney damage
  • bleeding in the urinary tract
  • sudden onset of an inability to urinate

Homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement:
Apis Mell One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement in old people
In old people, Apis Mell  is one of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement.  Incontinence of urine with great irritation of the parts there may be frequent urination. One feels the urge to urinate every now and then. At the same time, there may be some burning in urethra while urination. There may be other symptoms of old age that are indicative of Apis Mell Degenerative changes may be seen in the Renal System, cardio vascular and cerebral system. Urine is scanty coming only in drops. Generally thirst less Appocynum  One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement with heart trouble
Bladder much distended turbid hot urine with burning in urethra after urination.dribbling Strangury renal dropsy   one of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement. It is also quite suited to old men with heart troubles. The pulse may be weak, irregular or intermittent. It may be abnormall slow too. Oedema of internal or external parts may also be seen. There may be swelling of the male parts too. It is also a very good medicine for retention of urine arising from enlargement of prostate gland.

Staphysagria- One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement with dysuria
When there is presence of pain while urination, Staphysagria is one of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement. There is a sensation of pressure upon the urinary bladder. It feels as if it had not been completely emptied. There is burning in the urethra when urinating. This burning may also be present when one is not urinating. There is pain even after urinating. There is a sensation of a drop rolling down the passage.
Conium- One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement with frequent urination
When frequent urination is the predominant symptom, Conium is one of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement. This condition may even have resulted from an injury or a blow to the concerned area.  Its main action is on the glands of the body and causes hardening or induration of the glands. It tends to harden the glands so much that they feel like a stone. There is much difficulty in passing urine. The urine starts and stops and then starts again. There is dribbling of the urine after finishing urination.

Sabal Serrulata- One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement
It is one of the most famous homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement. I have often come across patients who just started taking Sabal Serrulata on the recommendation of a friend or a fellow patient who might have been benefited from it. They often tell me that it is one of the best medicines that they have ever taken, allopathic medicines included for the prostate gland enlargement. Sabal Serrulata is the famous Saw Palmetto. It has traditionally been used for a variety of urinary and reproductive disorders. It causes irritability of the genito-urinary organs. There is constant desire to pass urine at night.
In my daily Homeopathic practice many patients come with enlarged prostate gland, Large PVR even some on catheter, with the help of all these Homeopathic medicines I am getting  good result on enlarged prostate many patients  benefitted by me to remove their catheter or self catheterization is redeemed.