Is your sleep perturbed due to frequent bathroom trips at night? Do you feel that your bladder does not empty fully, or you have to exert while urinating due to a weak urine flow? These are the warning signs of an ongoing Prostate enlargement. Prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system, positioned in front of the rectum and below the bladder. Typically, the Prostate folds during the puberty phase of a man, and goes through a second phase of growth during old age, but in some men Prostate may grow all through their life. Men produce Testosterone, a male hormone and small amounts of Estrogen, a female hormone. As age advances, the production of Testosterone reduces which leaves elevated levels of Estrogen causing enlargement of the Prostate, also known as benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. An enlarged Prostate compresses the Urethra, irritates the bladder, and stimulates frequent urination. These repeated contractions exhaust the bladder, thereby, extinguishing its capability to empty itself. Although symptoms of Prostate Enlargement are the same as Prostate Cancer, having a Prostate Enlargement does not increase the chances of getting Prostate Cancer.
Causes of Prostate Enlargement:
- Family history
- Certain unknown causes
Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement:
- Frequent urination especially at night.
- Incomplete emptying of bladder.
- Weak stream of urine with dribbling at the end of urination.
- Urgency to pass urine.
- Uncontrolled leakage of urine.
- Blood in urine.
- Burning and / or pain with urination.
- Urinary retention.
- Frequent Urinary Tract infections.
- Bladder stones.
- Erectile dysfunction.
- Fever with chills.
- Bladder or kidney damage.
Homeopathic approach to Prostatic Enlargement:
Homeopathy proposes well defined treatment for male conditions like Prostate enlargement. Homeopathic approach can transpose the symptoms of Prostate Enlargement, revamping your state of health without the need for surgical intervention. The remedies can encumber progression of Prostate growth, shrivel the enlarged Prostate, relax the smooth muscle of the Prostate and bladder neck to reestablish normal urinary flow, and restore bladder control. The remedies help improve systemic cleansing, PH levels (acidic or alkaline) in the bladder, can alleviate any counteracting infection in the urinary tract and improve sphincter control Homeopathic constitutional treatment will elevate Prostate gland and urinary tract health along with immune system functioning. Homeopathy is a safe and natural unconventional modality that supports Prostate health, bladder health and harmony in the male urinary system. Homeopathy has a distinctively reputable safety record with the FDA in view of its clinical effectiveness.
Some Homeopathic remedies that are commonly used to heal Prostate enlargement are given below. These are just a few of the commonly used Homeopathic remedies and are mentioned only to create awareness about the effectiveness of Homeopathic medicines in Prostate enlargement. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease.
Homeopathic remedies for Prostate Enlargement:
Apis Mellifica: This is an indicated remedy for Prostate enlargement where the patient complains of unsatisfactory, dark colored, frequent and uncontrolled urination, stinging pain while urinating which is worse when the final drops are passing. Their symptoms get worse from heat or from being in a warm room. Inflammation is the distinctive quality of this remedy. They behave indifferently and clumsy. They look waxy, pale and edematous. They are thirst less and crave for milk. They have swelling in the right groin which is sensitive to touch. They cannot urinate without a stool.
Baryta Carb: This remedy is specially suggested for old age problems when degenerative changes begin. These patients are very weak and sensitive to cold. They are mentally weak with senile dementia. They have a constant urge to urinate with burning in urethra while urinating. They have a diminished sexual desire and premature impotence with an enlarged Prostate and indurated testicles. They have a numb feeling from knees to scrotum which is better when sitting down.
Caladium Seguinum: This remedy has a marked action on the genital organs. The patient complains of itching, cold and sweating with thickness around the skin of the scrotum. The rounded tip of the penis seems very red, organs seem larger, puffed and relaxed. They have erections when half asleep which cease when fully awake. There is impotence with relaxation of penis during excitement. Their symptoms are worse from motion.
Cannabis Sativa: This is one more remarkable remedy for Prostate enlargement. These patients retain urine with obstinate constipation. They have a painful urge to urinate, and urine pours out as a split stream, with burning extending to the bladder. Urine is intermittent with closure of the sphincter. These patients walk with legs apart with a feeling of dragging in testicles. They are sexually overexcited, with an inflamed sensation and soreness to touch.
Chimaphila Umbellata: This is a first-rate remedy for Prostate enlargement with urine retention and frequent urging, must strain before urine comes out. The patient feels pressure of a ball in the perineum and soreness which is worse when sitting down. Urine is scanty, turbid, offensive, and loaded with ropy, bloody mucus and sediments. Patient complains of burning, straining and scalding during urination. Unable to urinate without standing with feet wide apart and body inclined forward.
Sabal Serrulata: This is a perfect remedy for irritability of the genito-urinary organs, especially in Prostatic enlargement. The patient complains of a frequent urge to urinate at night, with difficulty passing urine, and a feeling of coldness in the sexual organs. There is urinary incontinence in older men with loss of sexual power, and discharge of prostatic fluid.Self- care measures for Prostate Enlargement:Drink plenty of fluids during the daytime to cleanse the bladder, restrict fluids after evening to avoid waking up at night.Prevent constipation, to avoid straining at your bowel movement.Avoid lifting heavy weights.Avoid caffeine and alcohol.Drinking Cranberry juice can help with any urinary tract infections.
Hence, Homeopathy can successfully control symptoms associated with Prostatic enlargement. With timely administered Homeopathic treatment it may be possible to avoid surgery in many cases.