Herbal Remedy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
The prostate is a walnut sized gland in the male reproductive system that produces semen. It is located beneath the bladder and surrounds the upper part of the urethra. The prostate is responsible not only for producing semen, but also controlling the urinary flow from the bladder. When the prostate gland gets enlarged to an extent to cause urinary obstruction and sexual dysfunction, it is referred to as Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is generally experienced by men over 50 years of age and is a very common problem.
Causes of BPH
Changes in hormone balance that occur when a man is in his 40's seems to be the pre-dominant cause of Benign prostatic hyperplasia. With age, testosterone levels decrease, while other hormone levels rise. The result in an increase in a testosterone derivative - dihydrotestosterone that promotes cell growth in the prostate. This results in the enlargement of the gland and consequent tightening of the urethra within the gland. Other causes of BPH include neoplasm, arteriosclerosis, inflammation, and metabolic or nutritional disturbances.
When the prostatic urethra thus gets compressed urinary flow is obstructed. The bladder may not get emptied and remaining pools of urine can lead to infection or formation of stones.
Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Reduced urinary flow
Difficulty in urination
Frequent urination urge
Physical exam will reveal a distended bladder
As BPH progresses there may be infection, renal insufficiency, hemorrhage and shock.
How to maintain Prostate Health
To promote prostate health:
Take warm sitz baths
Drink more water
Avoid prolonged bicycle riding, horseback riding or other exercises that irritate the region below the prostate
Take health supplements.
Herbal Ayurvedic Remedy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Himplasia is a completely herbal non-hormonal ayurvedic medicine that treats BPH by reducing prostate weight. It improves urinary flow rate while reducing post-void residual urine. Himplasia also inhibits prostatic stromal proliferation. It promotes an effective reproductive function
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