Prostate Enlargement And Its Ayurvedic Treatment

Inflamed or swollen prostate is called as prostatitis. It is very common for the prostate gland to get enlarge as man ages. This condition is named as BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. It rarely causes symptoms before age 40. However more than 50 percent of men in their sixties and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties have some or more symptoms of enlarged prostate.

    Know about Prostate Gland enlargement-

  • Prostate gland is present in males beneath the bladder that produce most of the fluid in semen.
  • It produces milky colored fluid that nourishes and transports sperm out of the penis during ejaculation.
  • Urethra is the tube that transforms urine from the bladder out of penis so when prostate gets enlarged, it obstructs the urine flow.
  • Prostate gland enlargement is also called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).  It is a  common condition in older men.
  • Prostate gland enlargement can block the flow of urine and can cause bladder, kidney or urinary tract’s problems.

Prostate gland enlargement symptoms include signs-

Prostate gland enlargement symptoms

         Prostate Enlargement symptoms

Difficulty straining urine.
Frequent and urgent need to urine.
Increased frequency of urination at night.
Dribbling at the end of urination.
Poor urine system.
Not being able to urinate fully and empty the bladder.
Stones formation in the bladder
Reduced kidney functions.

  • Only about half the men with prostate gland enlargement have symptoms that become noticeable enough for them to seek medical treatment. In some men, symptom eventually stabilize and may even improve over time.
  • Complications of BPH can include damage to kidney, bladder, kidney stones, urinary  retention etc.
  • Natural remedies for enlarged prostate like kanchnar guggul, varunadi vati, shilajit etc contain various useful Ayurvedic medicines for enlarged prostate gland that include – Laksha, naagbala, arjun, guggul, arjun, haridra, shilajit, amalaki, haritaki, babhitaki etc.

 Some guidelines –

  1. Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and waste products from the body clear the channels but avoid before 1 to 2 hrs of sleeping.
  2. Urinate as soon as you feel the urge.
  3. Eat a balanced diet and include more leafy vegetables and high fiber diet.
  4. Have various fruits like papaya and fruits juices daily.
  5. Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol especially at night.
  6. Avoid constipation. If needed one can take triphala powder one tsp daily with Luke warm water at bed time. 
  7. Stay away from the stress. Practice yoga to have control on mind.
  8. Get regular exercise.
Ayurvedic treatment for enlarged prostate with herbal remedies and balanced diet, life style all together have been proven very effective to cure the condition without any side effect at all.
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  1. Wonderful article. Even though this is something that will never personally affect me, as a health professional it is very important to stay informed on different treatments and remedies. This information is a great addition to my arsenal. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for letting us know that Kanchnar Guggul can be used for the treatment of Prostate Enlargement