What are the causes of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
Changes in hormone balance that occur when a man is in his 40's seem 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.
What are the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
- Reduced urinary flow
- Difficulty in urination
- Incomplete voiding
- Urine retention
- Frequent urination urge
- Physical exam will reveal a distended bladder
As BPH progresses there may be infection, renal insufficiency, hemorrhage and shock.
How can prostate health be maintained?
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
- Practise yoga
- Take health supplements like Himplasia
What is a herbal remedy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
Himplasia is a completely herbal non-hormonal ayurvedic composition 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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