Ayurvedic cure for prostate enlargement or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common problem in men. With advancing age, there is an abnormal enlargement of the prostrate which causes hindrances in urine flow or makes urination difficult.
Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Some of the signs of BPH are –
One could struggle to start urinating
One has to put pressure or push to pee
The stream of urine is weak
One has to pause and restart many times
Increase in the frequency of urination where one might want to pee more than 8 times a day
Nocturia meaning one has to wake up many times through the night to relieve himself
One suddenly has a strong urge to urinate.
A burning sensation while urinating
Blood in the urine
Ayurveda and BPH
One can also suffer from an imbalance in Kapha dosha that governs lubrication of the joints, body fluids, and moisture balance in the skin. This weakens the immune system and can create problems for the prostate as well as urinary tract infections.
Vata dosha increases as we age. Since Vata dosha is irregular, dry and moving by nature, it can cause the digestion to become more irregular. If the person has been keeping an irregular routine, eating foods that are difficult to digest, then due to aging the downward flow of energy in the body will become obstructed. This causes the prostrate to get weaker.
Ayurveda can be used to cure BPH as it is holistic in nature and prevents the problem from getting worse.
Natural ways of treating BPH with Ayurveda
Gokshuradi Guggulu includes the herb Gokshura which is anti-inflammatory in nature. It clears the blockages that prevent the proper flow through urinary channels.
Khadira has traditionally been used to ease an enlarged prostate.
Shatavari aids to relieve inflammation and improves urine flow including retention.
Chandra Prabha Vati reduces urinary discomfort and frequency of urination at night. It prevents prostate enlargement.
Varunadi Vati improves the urine flow rate and reduces post void residual urine.
Kanchnaar Guggulu is a supplement which is an effective remedy for an enlarged prostate.
Punarnava helps in urinary problems caused due to enlargement of prostate.
Lifestyle changes to cure BPH
- Drink less caffeine and alcohol
- Avoid oily and spicy food
- Do exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles. You can practice Vajroli Mudra a yoga exercise which stimulates movement in the pelvic region.
- Don’t suppress urges and have regular intercourse.