What is Benign Prostate Enlargement /Hyperplasia (BPH)
Enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate is about the size of walnut and is located just below the urinary bladder in men. An enlarged prostate presses against the urethra making it narrower. The bladder muscle becomes thicker and more sensitive, causing a need to urinate more often.
•Evidence suggests a link between benign prostate hyperplasia and hormonal activity. As men age, production of androgenic hormones decreases, causing an imbalance in androgen and estrogen levels, and high levels of dihydrotestesterone, the main prostatic intracellular androgen.
•Other causes include neoplasm, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, inflammation, and metabolic or nutritional disturbances.
•Whatever the cause, BPH begins with changes in periurethral glandular tissue. As the prostate enlarges, it may extend into the bladder and obstruct urinary outflow by compressing or distorting the prostatic urethra. BPH may also cause a pouch to form in the bladder that retains urine when the rest of bladder empties, this retained urine may lead to calculus formation or cystitis.
Clinical features of benign prostate hyperplasia depend on the extent of prostatic enlargement and the lobes affected. Characteristically, the condition starts with a group of symptoms known as prostatism, which are caused by enlargement, and include:
•Reduced urine stream caliber and force
•Difficulty starting maturation (resulting in straining, feeling of incomplete voiding, and an interrupted stream.)
•Sense of urgency
•Frequent urination with nocturia
•Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat prostate gland enlargement but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.