ENLARGED PROSTATE – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

                  An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is the age-related enlargement of the prostate gland.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • CAUSES OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • DIAGNOSIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • TREATMENTS FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • PROGNOSIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • COMPLICATIONS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • ENLARGED PROSTATE AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • YOGA FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Strain during urination
  • Dribbling of urine after urination
  • Urinary incontinence

CAUSES OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • The actual cause is not known
  • Age-related enlargement
  • Testosterone level

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

Pathophysiology of enlarged prostate is linked with the process of ageing. Here the stromal and epithelial cells are arising in other areas of the gland leads to hyperplasia of prostate.

DIAGNOSIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • History taking
  • Diagnosis through signs and symptoms
  • Laboratory investigations – PSA in the blood (prostate-specific antigen)
  • MRI scan

TREATMENTS FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Alpha-blockers – symptomatic relief
  • Surgical interventions – laser surgery, prostatectomy, transurethral incision of the prostate

PROGNOSIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Prognosis is based on the degree of the enlargement of prostate and symptoms of the patient. Generally, the symptoms are easily manageable with medications. But complications may occur.

COMPLICATIONS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE   

  • Urinary obstruction  

ENLARGED PROSTATE AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, an enlarged prostate is managed based on the symptoms
  • Treatment of mutraghata (urinary obstruction) is more effective in the management of prostate enlargement.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Excess vitiation of vata and kapha
  • Suppression of urge for urination

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Mutraghata – urinary retention

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

In enlarged prostate, the vitiated vata dosha along with kapha afflicts the mutravaha srothas leads to urinary obstruction.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Mutraghata – urinary retention
  • Mutravega – frequent urge for urination

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Prognosis is sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Medicines that alleviates vata and kapha dosha
  • Sodhahara drugs – medicines that alleviate swelling
  • Kanchanara guggulu
  • Punarnavadi kashaya
  • Mahayoga raja guggulu
  • Rasagandhi mezhuk

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Matravasthi – with bala taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Intake of green tea
  • Omega -3 fatty acids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do not drink too much water during bedtime

YOGA FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – gets relief from irritations associated with an enlarged prostate

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

  • Padmasana
  • Makarasana
  • Mandukasana

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