Approximately 50% of males above the age of 51 tend to suffer from BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). That’s a big number! So
what exactly is BPH and should it occur?
About BPH and its causes
BPH is an increase in the size of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is located surrounding the male urethra. When the size of this gland increases as in BPH, it starts putting pressure on the urethra and thus the symptoms of BPH follow. As the age of a man
progresses the number of cells in the prostate gland increase due to certain reasons. Thus, it is called as Hyperplasia(increase in the number of cells) rather than hypertrophy (increase in the size of the cells)
The exact cause of BPH is not exactly known. However, a few causes of BPH have been suggested as per clinical studies. They
- Changes in the balance of hormones and cell growth in older men
- It is suggested that a protein-rich diet can lead to BPH
- Also, it is said that BPH is an age-related disease that occurs due to fibrosis and weakened muscular tissue.
6 Symptoms of BPH
BPH is not a serious health condition but can cause a lot of trouble and can be a nuisance to sufferers. The 7 symptoms of BPH are:
- Frequent urination that even compels the patient to wake up from sleep during night hours.
- Urgency to void one’s bladder
- Hesitancy i.e. A long time taken to void urine
- Involuntary urination
- Incomplete voiding of urine with dribbling of urine towards the end. Weak flow of urine.
- Bladder pain
Few cases of BPH lead to a blockage of bladder leading to bladder infection or renal stones. Also, there are recurrent Urinary Tract
Infections that occur in BPH.
Differentiating BPH And Prostate Cancer
Though both the conditions are very different, both cause a similar group of symptoms. DIagnosis is done with the help of the medical history and a physical examination (Digital rectal examination to feel the size of the prostate). The differentiating point lies in the blood test revealing Prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
Treatment of BPH is not required unless the symptoms are bothersome. A few things can be done to reduce the symptoms of
BPH and they are:
- Practising double voiding by urinating once and waiting for a while and then voiding again.
- Avoid diuretic drinks such as alcohol and caffeine that make your bladder feel full.
- BPH is treated by healthcare professionals with medication and if it does not relieve then Surgical removal of the part of the
prostate is done.
Treating the condition in Homoeopathy
In Homoeopathy BPH symptoms can be relieved and the medicine Doliosis D42 Prostacare does this job efficiently. It relieves the
swelling of the prostate and discomfort associated with frequent urination. This medicine does not have any side effects and is easy to take it. Also, it can be consumed with other medicines.