It is a well known fact that men are quite ignorant about their health conditions. They tend to ignore small changes or symptoms that they observe, let alone seeking medical help for the same. One such condition, seen often in men over 50, is Benign Enlargement of Prostate or BPH as it is commonly known.
BPH as the name suggests, is benign or non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. This causes symptoms such as difficulty in urinating, increased frequency of urination and/or a sensation as if you want to pass urine, but when you try, you are unable to pass urine satisfactorily.
Read on for more details about Benign Enlargement of Prostate.
What is the prostate gland and where is it located?
The prostate gland is a small, walnut-sized gland located behind the bladder and around the urethra (urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the bladder). It adds fluid to semen just before an orgasm. After 50 years of age, hormonal changes, such as a drop in testosterone and a rise in other hormones such as prolactin, stimulate the prostate to grow. This puts a squeeze on the urethra which is why urinating becomes such a problem.
Signs and symptoms of BEP:
BPH or enlargement of the prostate gland occurs in almost all men at some point after 50. It is a normal part of ageing and the symptoms begin when there is a significant increase in its size.
BPH is identified by the presence of symptoms related to urination:
Increased frequency means feeling the need to urinate often, through the day as well as at night. Your night’s sleep could get interrupted often with the urge to pass urine leaving you tired and unrefreshed.
Urgency is nothing but a sudden desire to pass urine with no control. You may not be able to control the urge and may have to rush to the restroom immediately. And if a restroom is not accessible, it could lead to embarrassing situations.
Intermittent Urination means the flow of urine is interrupted and not continuous. Some people experience dribbling of urine after they have completed urination. Some say that the flow stops midway and starts again after sometime. Some complain that they have to wait for a long time before passing urine.
Sensation of Incomplete Emptying
A feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder is a sensation as if some urine is still remaining and you are unable to pass more urine in spite of the sensation. A lot of men with BEP get a sensation as if they haven’t emptied the bladder completely after urination.
Blockage of Urethra:
Very small number of cases of BPH have blockage of urethra due to enlarged prostate. It not only increases the difficulty in urination but also causes retention of urine that in turn predisposes a person to bladder infection or kidney infections.
It is important to note that BPH does not affect a man’s fertility, libido and sexual functions or cause Prostate Cancer.
How do you find out if you have BPH?
Some doctors recommend regular screening of men post 35 years of age. This involves physical examination by your doctor and assessing your health by simple questions to rule out whether you have symptomatic BPH or not.
An Ultrasonography is usually done on to confirm whether you have Benign Enlargement of Prostrate or not. A blood test for assessing PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen is also done at times in cases of BPH to negate the possibility of Prostate Cancer.
What can be done to manage BPH?
The treatment strategy in cases of BPH is decided depending upon the severity of symptoms i.e. mild, moderate or severe. The goal of any treatment is to shrink the prostrate and improve urinary function. Mild to moderate cases of BPH can be treated with medication and has a good outcome. Severe cases where there is retention or obstruction of urine may require surgical intervention. This involves complete or partial removal of the prostate, which is decided based on the details of each case.
Homoeopathy and BPH
As mentioned above, the goal of any treatment is to shrink the prostate and improve urinary function. In mild to moderate cases of BPH, homoeopathy works exceptionally well and has a very good scope. In each and every patient of BPH, the presentation varies as different individuals manifest symptoms with varying intensity. Therefore, the selection of the medicine also should be done depending upon these variations.
The Homoeopathic system of medicine takes into consideration these differences or these individualizing symptoms along with all the minor changes in the state of health. The medicine prescribed acts upon the patient as a whole and relieves the patient of his sufferings. Homoeopathy has in its repertoire around 50 plus remedies that can be employed for the treatment of BPH and have been effectively treating and relieving several people with BPH.
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