A man’s prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches age 40 years or middle age. This condition is called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
The prostate gland, which is normally about the size and shape of a walnut, wraps around the urethra between the pubic bone and the rectum, below the bladder. In the early stage of prostate enlargement, the bladder muscle forces urine through the narrowed urethra by contracting more powerfully. As a result, the bladder muscle becomes thicker and more sensitive, causing a need to urinate more often.
The prostate gland secretes a fluid that is discharged with sperm. The gland itself surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis. As the prostate grows larger, it may press on the urethra. This narrowing of the urethra can cause some men with prostate enlargement to have trouble with urination. Prostate enlargement may be the most common health problem in men older than 60 years.
The causes of an enlarged-prostate are still something that the medical field does not understand despite it being so common for men to have an enlarged-prostate when they are in their middle forties. This increase, usually as much as twenty five percent, can cause a variety of different medical issues some of which are not easy to deal with.
Although the most common factor is aging there are a few links that researchers have made among those who suffer from an enlarged-prostrate. These include the fact that more men with this problem can trace their roots back to Europe. Oddly there seems to be no link between an enlarged-prostate and a manâ€™s sexual history. The number of lovers or years of sexual activity do appear to affect a manâ€™s chances of having an enlarged-prostrate. As a matter of fact it is more common for this problem to occur in married men.
Many men with an enlarged prostate have no symptoms. Common symptoms may include the following:
1.Difficulty starting urination.
2.Dribbling of urine, especially after urinating
3.A sense of not emptying the bladder
4.Leaking of urine
5.More frequent urination and a strong and sudden desire to urinate, especially at night
6.Blood in the urine
As well, an enlarged-prostate can cause one of three more serious conditions that affect urinating. These three are acute urinary retention, chronic urinary retention or urinary tract infections. Any of these can be a problem and eventually lead to more serious illnesses including the possibility of kidney damage. Therefore it is essential for anyone suffering the symptoms of an enlarged-prostate to be sure to see their health care provider.
Treating an enlarged-prostate varies with the symptoms experienced. Many men may have an enlarged-prostate but show no symptoms at all. If so then no treatment is required. Others will have urinary difficulties. Most of the others things that are recommended for these with an enlarged-prostate are tricks to help them urinate without difficulty or the suggestion on spreading out their liquid intake.
1.Try to avoid drinking more liquids after 6 pm to reduce the need to urinate frequently during the night.
2.Drink 8 glasses of water a day to help prevent bacteria from accumulating in the bladder.
3.Drink cranberry juice 4 times a day to increase the acidity of the urine, especially if you feel a urinary tract infection coming on.
Ayurvedic Suppliments: 1. Prostaid 2.Gokshuradi Guggulu 3.Chandraprabha Bati 4.Shilajeet tablets / Capsules
Diet: Hot spices are to be strictly avoided. The patient should be given as much water as possible to drink. Fresh lemon juice, fresh coconut water, orange juice, sugarcane juice and pineapple juice are extremely useful in this condition. The patient should be given fruits like apple, grapes, peaches and plums in good quantity.
Life Style: The patient should not expose himself to sun or heat. Excessive perspiration takes away lot of water from the body and the urine thus becomes concentrated. Passage of this concentrated urine through the urinary tract causes irritation and gives rise to burning sensation.
Yoga Exercise: The Locust(yoga exercise) very good for enlarge prostrate
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Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.
Help taken from:Allayurveda.com and 37minutes.com