The prostate gland lies at the neck of the bladder in men and surrounds that part of the urethra lying within the pelvis. The gland is of importance especially because in late life it is apt to increase in size and change in shape in such a way as to obstruct the exit of urine from the bladder. There is great difficulty in passing urine, and the patient strain himself without voiding the urine. Or, it may come in drops, leaving the sufferer always with the desire of yielding his bladder.
When the gland is abnormally enlarged, it obstructs normal urination. The enlarged gland compresses the outlet of the bladder, and this may result in a sudden inability in urination. The common symptoms of the enlargement of the prostate are increased in the frequency of urination during the daytime, and the patient has to pass urine many times at night.
He develops a sense of hesitation in starting the flow of urine, and the stream of urine gets diminished in size and force. There is also a burning sensation during urination.
The prostate gland is a part of the male genital apparatus, located near and surrounding the outlet of the urinary bladder. Its primary function is to secrete a liquid which forms a part of seminal fluid. A condition in which this gland slowly gets enlarged over a period of years is known as the benign enlargement of the prostate.
In this condition, usually, the entire gland is enlarged. If gets enlarged in almost all males in the age between 45 to 50; but most men go about with this slightly enlarged prostate, without experiencing difficulty. It is a manifestation of the normal process of ageing.
Dysuria may be caused by this condition may be of many types depending on the Dosha, which has been vitiated. There may be spasmodic stricture of the urethra, distension of the bladder or inflammation of the bladder or the urethra-conditions accompanying enlargement of the prostate.
In most cases the medicines indicated for dysuria are to be given. The dose may be increased according to the severity of the condition of the patient.
A piece if thick woolen clothes, such as a blanket, may be dipped in Cow’s warm urine and the bladder should be fomented with it.
A quick remedy is to give 50 ml. Of the juice of pumpkin, one gm of Yavakshara and 12 gm of brown sugar to drink or powder of cucumber seeds 20 gm, salt 1 gm may be mixed and taken with 200 ml of kanji( a wine of black carrots) to induce the flow of urine.
The following mixture is particularly very useful in dealing with enlargement of the prostate gland:
Yavakshara 500 gm
Chandraphbha 500 gm
Shwete parptati 1 gm
To be taken thrice daily with decotion of Gokharu.
Shiljit is considered to be the best medicine for the treatment of benign enlargement of prostate gland. It is used in a dose of 1/2 teaspoonful at bedtime with milk. It generates heat inside the body. Therefore, it should be tolerated during winter season but in cold countries, it can be administered even two or three times a day
However, taking this medicine with milk reduces its heating effect on the body considerably, and it increases its effects.
Constipation is one of the important precipitating factors for the disease. The bowels of the patient should be kept clean sitting on a chair immediately after taking food is not advisable one should lie down for about 15 minutes after taking food.
Walking for about one kilometer a day would be very useful, and some yoga asanas may also help.
After the prostate enlargement has taken place, sexual intercourse should be avoided.
Suppression of the urge for urination is not desirable. Whenever there is a feeling for urination, the patient should attend to it immediately.
Sour and fried things are most harmful to the patient. Butter, milk, ghee, ginger and asafoetida are very helpful home remedies for the relief of this condition.
Mudas for Prostate gland enlargement:
Prithvi-vardhak or Prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra