Herbal Remedies for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) - Causes & Symptoms
The literal meaning of Prostate is to "guard" or to protect. It is a small walnut sized gland weighing around 20 to 30 grams. In case of enlargement of the prostate, it can swell up to 80-100 grams.
Incidence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
As men age, the chance of BPH or prostate enlargement increases many fold. 25 % of all men have some degree of prostatic enlargement as they reach their 50's. When they reach their 80's, over 90 % of the men will have enlarged prostate. Only 10 % of these will be however symptomatic and severe enough to require treatment.
Cause of Prostate Enlargement and Treatment By Modern Drugs
The cause of enlarged prostate is mainly accumulation to di-hydrotestosterone in the prostate which triggers growth of the cells.
An enzyme 5 alpha reductatase converts testosterone into Di-hydrotestosterone within cells. There are medicines which are given to block this enzyme. There are other drugs like Finasteride, episteride used in modern medicine to help symptomatically.
Another category of drugs like prazosin, tamsulosin are alpha adrenergic blockers causing relaxation of smooth muscles and help to relieve the prostate obstruction. This is also a symptomatic treatment and needs to be taken daily.
All the drugs are chemical based medicines which do have side effects in the long run.
Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate Gland
The prostate gland covers the pipe which is bringing the urine from the bladder to the penis. It impinges upon this pipe and pressurizes it.
This leads to Symptoms like:-
- Difficulty in urination
- Hesitancy in urination
- Dysuria – Painful urination
- Increased frequency of urination, especially during the night
- Increased risk of infections
- In complicated cases, urine back flow can lead to swelling of kidneys and their failure.
Herbal Remedies for Enlarged Prostate
In Ayurveda, the prostate gland is called "Ashthila" and prostatic enlargement can be treated very effectively. There are certain herbal formulations which are developed by ancient sages and used in Ayurvedic from last 3000 years. Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Prostate Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of Enlarged Prostate (BPH).
- Varunadi Vati - 2 tablets twice daily, with warm water, after meals.
- Tribulus Power - 2 capsules twice daily, with warm water after meals.
- Shilajit Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily, with warm water, after meals.
- Kanchnaar Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily, with warm water, after meals.
1. Varunadi Vati
Crataeva nurvala is the name of the tree from which this formulation is made. This caper family tree is known as "God of Water" because it controls any diseases related to water imbalance especially effecting the flow of urine. Ayurveda experts all over the world use Varunadi Vati for urinary tract obstructions, urinary strictures, kidney stones, benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer.
2. Tribulus Power
Gokshura is the Sanskrit name of this herb. It is used in Ayurveda since centuries to cure urinary obstruction problems. It helps to increase urine flow, improve strength of the urinary bladder and improves resistance to infections. It is widely used for treatment of BPH.
3. Shilajit Capsules
This remarkable mineral rich substance is used to provide nourishment to the body. There are hardly any micro minerals which are lacking in this nature's abundant treasure for youthfulness. Popularly it's called Fountain of youth in many cultures. This helps to reduce inflammation and swellings in the body. It is helpful to fight prostatic enlargement and cancer of the prostate.
4. Kanchnaar Guggul
One of the classical formulation is "kachnaar Guggul". This is a blend of herbs like Bauhinea variegate and commiphora mukul. The commiphora mukul is powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and helps to stop the abnormal growth of cells. The herb Kachnaar (Bauhinea variegate) is a popular and effective anti-cancer herb and combined with Guggul helps to shrink the prostate gland. It is also helpful in prostate cancer. This active ingredient from the healing herb is very effective to shrink tumors and fight all sorts of inflammatory processes going on inside the body. We use standardized 95 % active ingredient in extract form to maximize the effects. The product is very useful in all types of swellings, prostate enlargements, lymph nodes swellings, tumors and growths.
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As mentioned above, 90 % of the men, about the age of 80 will suffer from enlarged prostate. (25 % in their 50's) but prostate cancer does not affect all. Only 10 % of the patients have chances of conversion of BPH into Prostate Cancer. The most common cancer affecting the prostate is Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate.
There is a test called PSA levels exam which helps to determine whether the Enlarged Prostate gland is going to become cancerous. PSA levels of < 4ng/ ml have probability of Cancer at about 10 %. If the PSA levels are more than 10 ng/ ml, the probability increases to more than 50 %.
So regular monitoring of PSA levels is must in case of enlarged prostate gland.
Treatment of Prostate Cancer
In case of Prostate Cancer, the Prosate care pack is combined with the Crab Care Pack. Both the combinations work together to reduce the PSA levels below to normal and shrink the enlarged prostate gland back to normal. For Ayurvedic treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, the Prostate Care Pack described below is sufficient.
After How Many Days I Will See the Results After Using Prostate Care Pack
The symptomatic results can be seen after about 2-3 weeks of using the combo pack regularly. To reduce the size and weight of the enlarged prostate gland, the combo pack must be used for at least 3 to 6 months. The ultrasound can be done after 3-4 months of using the combo pack to check the latest size and measurements. The PSA levels should be monitored every month.