How to Manage Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) the Ayurvedic Way

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.

Ayurvedic herbs like Gokshura, Punarnava, Shilajit, Chandraprabha vati, Kanchanar guggulu, varunadi kashayam, Bangshil, Ural BPH, etc are very beneficial.

Additional Reading:

What Causes UTI and How to Manage it With Ayurveda

Causes of Frequent Urination and Ayurvedic Treatment

Various treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia: A current update

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