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Homeopathic Treatment for Prostate Enlargement


What is Prostate Enlargement?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia/hypertrophy/enlargement is the medical term to describe an enlarged prostate, a condition that is non-cancerous and affects the urine passage. It is common in men aged over 50. The enlarged prostrate adds pressure on the urethra. The narrowing of the urethra and urinary retention results in the inability to empty the bladder completely.

What are the symptoms of Prostate Enlargement?

Symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia most often come from blocked urethra or a bladder that is overworked from trying to pass urine through the blockage. The patient may present with any one symptoms or mix of symptoms listed below:

  • urinary frequency-urination eight or more times a day
  • urinary urgency-the inability to delay urination
  • trouble starting a urine stream
  • weak or an interrupted urine stream
  • dribbling at the end of urination
  • nocturia-frequent urination during periods of sleep
  • urinary retention
  • urinary incontinence-the accidental loss of urine
  • pain after ejaculation or during urination
  • urine that has an unusual color or smell
  • Common systemic signs and symptoms are arthralgias and/or arthritis, nephritis, and crampy abdominal pain, with asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease

Complications

The complications of benign prostate enlargement may include

  • urinary retention
  • blood in the urine
  • urinary tract infections
  • bladder damage
  • kidney damage
  • bladder stones

Diagnosis

Diagnosis can be done through:

  • Personal and family medical history
  • Physical examination-digital rectal examination, check for swollen or tender scrotum and enlarged prostrate
  • Medical tests
    • urinalysis, to check for urinary tract infection
    • prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, to rule out prostrate cancer
    • urodynamic tests, to look at how well the bladder and urethra store and release urine
      • uroflowmetry, which measures how rapidly the bladder releases urine
      • postvoid residual measurement, which evaluates how much urine remains in the bladder after urination
    • cystoscopy, to look inside the urethra and bladder for blockages or stones
    • transrectal ultrasound, to view the size of the prostate and any abnormalities, such as tumors
    • biopsy, to rule out prostrate cancer

How does Homeopathy Treatment work in Prostate Enlargement?

Treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia is based on the severity of symptoms, how much the symptoms affect daily life, preferences, and may include

  • lifestyle changes
    • reducing intake of liquids, particularly before going out in public or before periods of sleep
    • avoiding or reducing intake of caffeinated beverages and alcohol
    • avoiding or monitoring the use of medications such as antidepressants, and diuretics
    • training the bladder to hold more urine for longer periods
    • exercising pelvic floor muscles
    • preventing or treating constipation
  • medications
    • alpha blockers, relax the smooth muscles of the prostate and bladder neck to improve urine flow and reduce bladder blockage
    • phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, reduce lower urinary tract symptoms by relaxing smooth muscles in the lower urinary tract.
    • 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, block the production of DHT, which accumulates in the prostate and may cause prostate growth
    • combination medications, improve symptoms, urinary flow, and quality of life
  • minimally invasive procedures
    • transurethral needle ablation
    • transurethral microwave thermotherapy
    • high-intensity focused ultrasound
    • transurethral electrovaporization
    • water-induced thermotherapy
    • prostatic stent insertion
  • surgery
    • transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
    • laser surgery
    • open prostatectomy
    • transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
    • Complications after surgery may include

      • problems urinating
      • urinary incontinence
      • bleeding and blood clots
      • scar tissue
      • sexual dysfunction
      • recurring problems such as urinary retention and UTIs
Homoeopathic Medicine
Homoeopathic line of treatment can help outin patients with benign enlargement of prostrate and helps in reducing its complications. It also helps in avoiding surgery. The cure can be rapid, gentle and permanent. These medicines don't have any side-effects.

  • Baryta Carb is indicated for prostate gland enlargement in old people. The patient presents with frequent urination and urge to urinate every now and then. At the same time, there may be some burning in urethra while urination. It effectively treats the problem of dribbling after urination.Degenerative changes may be seen in the cardiac, vascular and cerebral system. The patient may be losing his memory. There may be impotence or lack of libido. Patient is often sensitive to cold and cannot tolerate cold.
  • Digitalis One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement with heart trouble. It is quite suited to old men with heart troubles. The pulse may be weak, irregular or intermittent or abnormally slow. 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.
  • Staphysagria is one of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement when accompanied with dysuria. There is presence of pain and burning while urination. This burning may also be present when one is not urinating. There is pain even after urinating.There is a sensation of pressure upon the urinary bladder. It feels as if it had not been completely emptied. There is a sensation of a drop rolling down the passage.
  • ConiumWhen 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. Interrupted urine flow from enlarged prostate. The urine starts and stops several times before complete voiding. After passing urine, burning pain may be felt in the urethra.
  • Sabal Serrulata One of the best homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement. 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. Difficulty and pain once the patient start urinating. Aching pain in prostate that extends to abdomen. Emission of prostatic fluid during stool or urination. Sabal Serrulata effectively treats the complaint of erectile dysfunction from enlarged prostate.

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