Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Benign
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as benign prostatic
hypertrophy (technically a misnomer), benign enlargement of the
prostate (BEP), and adenofibromyomatous hyperplasia, refers to the
increase in size of the prostate in middle-aged and elderly men.
It is characterized by hyperplasia of prostatic stromal and epithelial
cells, resulting in the formation of large, fairly discrete nodules
in the periurethral region of the prostate. When sufficiently large,
the nodules compress the urethral canal to cause partial, or sometimes
virtually complete, obstruction of the urethra, which interferes
the normal flow of urine. It leads to symptoms of urinary hesitancy,
frequent urination, dysuria (painful urination), increased risk
of urinary tract infections, and urinary retention. Although prostate
specific antigen levels may be elevated in these patients because
of increased organ volume and inflammation due to urinary tract
infections, BPH is not considered to be a premalignant lesion.
Adenomatous prostatic growth is believed to begin at approximately
age 30 years. An estimated 50% of men have histologic evidence of
BPH by age 50 years and 75% by age 80 years. In 40-50% of these
patients, BPH becomes clinically significant.
Symptoms of Benign Prostate Hypertrophy
Benign prostatic hypertrophy symptoms are classified as storage
Storage symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency
(compelling need to void that cannot be deferred), urgency
incontinence, and voiding at night (nocturia).
Voiding symptoms include weak urinary stream,
hesitancy (needing to wait for the stream to begin),
intermittency (when the stream starts and stops
intermittently), straining to void, and dribbling.
Pain and dysuria are usually not present.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis
* Pain (mono or bilateral testicular soreness, painful heaviness
in the perineum and occasionally a lancing burning pain and a feeling
of something extraneous in the anus or ampulla of the rectum)
* Urinary disorders (passing small quantities of urine (pollakuria),
nocturnal micturition (nicturia), hesitation at the start of micturition)
* Sexual disorders (remature ejaculation, blood in the sperm (hemospermia),
loss of libido and erectile dysfunction)
* Reproductive disorders (spermatozoa may lose mobility (astenospermia)
or even become completely immobile and have a shortened life-span)
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Prostatitis
& Benign Prostate Hypertrophy
#Sabal serrulata. [Sabal]
This medicine has been recommended for various prostatic troubles,
but its homoeopathic use seems confined to acute cases of enlarged
and inflamed prostate. The gland is hot, swollen and painful. Here
also come in our regular inflammation polychrests such as Aconite
and Belladonna and it will not be necessary to go outside of them.
Sabal is not altogether useless in senile hypertrophy. The writer
has seen a marked palliative action in several cases and avoidance
of surgical interference.
This remedy is useful in chronic hypertrophy of the prostate with
difficulty in voiding urine,it stops and starts, and there is an
accompanying catarrh of the bladder. The suitability of Conium to
the complaints of the aged should be considered. Dr. Bessey, of
Toronto, speaks highly of Cimicifuga in prostatic hypertrophy.
#Ferrum picratum [Ferr-p]
is one of the best medicines for prostatic enlargements in the aged.
The 3X is advised.
gives occasional good results in relieving the tenesmus, frequent
urination and general discomfort due to prostatic hypertrophy. Spongia
is also is also a remedy for this condition.
Frequent pressing to urinate with small discharge, patient strains
much. Stitches from rectum into the bladder. Discharge of prostatic
juice in the morning on awaking. Lycopodium, pressure in the perinaeum
near anus while urinating.