Benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland in men.
Causes of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- BPH is a normal part of ageing caused due to hormonal changes.
- Diabetes, obesity and heart disease increase the risk of getting BPH.
Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Frequent urination during day and night time.
- Urgency to urinate.
- Break in urine stream.
- Trouble in initiating urination.
- Straining and trouble in initiating urination.
- Dribbling at the end of urination.
- Incomplete emptying of the bladder.
- In the advanced stage, you may get repeated urinary tract infection and blood in urine.
Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Include flaxseeds, horsegram, ginger, fennel, coriander seeds and cumin in your diet.
- Minimise the intake of fluids late in the evening to avoid repeated urination at night.
- Avoid alcohol, sugary carbonated drinks and coffee.
- Be active always and do physical exercise regularly to avoid urine retention.
- During day time, urinate at regular intervals. This will avoid frequency and urgency.
- Do tub bath with warm water or Dashamoola kashaya. This will prevent urine retention.
- Do regular body massage with oil.
- You may need to undergo surgery if your prostate is enlarged too much.