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As the name suggests, it is a benign hypertrophy
of the prostate gland, which is situated just below the neck of
urinary bladder in males.
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - CAUSE
Possibly diminished androgen secretion
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - MECHANISM
Histologically, the inner zone of the gland undergoes
hyperplasia and hypertrophy, and there is an increase in fibro
muscular stroma. the enlarged prostate obstructs the outflow of
urine by compressing, displacing and elongating that part of urethra
which passes through the prostate gland.
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
- The stream of urine is poor
- There is difficulty in initiating micturation (hesitancy)
- There is difficulty in stopping it (terminal dribbling)
- Recurrent haematuria (blood in urine) may occur
- There may be aching pain in loins, sometimes aggravated by drinking
- Recurrent urinary tract infections may occur
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - HOW DIAGNOSIS IS MADE?
- per-rectal examination
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - COMPLICATIONS
- Anuria (complete stoppage of urine flow)
- Uraemia (consequence of anuria)
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - WHAT TO DIFFERENTIATE FROM?
- Carcinoma prostate
- All other causes of urinary tract obstruction esp. vesical (urinary
bladder) calculus; fibrosis following trauma, stone, instrumentation;
urethral valves etc.
Prostate Hypertrophy - HOMEOPATHIC
TREATMENT & MEDICINES
Homeopathy offers very good treatment for benign prostate hypertrophy.
Some of the medicines commonly used for this condition are thuja,
ferrum-pic, conium, baryta-carb, copaiva, populus-t, calc-carb,
sabal-ser, selenium etc.
Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT
Transurethral resection of the prostate tissue is the treatment
of choice to relieve the outflow obstruction
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO? - ACCESSORY MANAGEMENT
Regular exercise increases the level of androgens, so it may slow
down the progression of this condition.
WHERE ELSE TO FIND MORE INFO? - INTERNET
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 14th ed, McGraw-Hill
Davidson's Principles and Practise of Medicine, 17th ed, 1996,
New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William
Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain
A Concise Repertory of Homeopathic Medicines, S.R.Phatak, 3rd ed,
A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia Medica, J.H.Clarke,
reprint ed, 1989, B. Jain