Evaluation of ayurvedic therapy in management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition that affects 50% of men in their 50 th decade. There have been many advances in the treatment of this condition, which aim to improve the patient’s quality of life.1 Although there is no cure for BPH, but there are many useful options for treating the problem. Treatment focuses on prostate growth, which is the cause of BPH symptoms. Once prostate growth starts, it often continues unless treatment starts. The prostate grows in two different ways-in one type of growth, cell multiply around the urethra and squeeze it whereas in the second type of growth is middle lobe prostate growth in which cell grow into the urethra and the bladder outlet area. This type of prostate growth typically requires surgery. The first line of care for treating BPH is often medication.2 Efficacy of Vasti therapy an Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure was studied in 75 patients of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The treatment was given for 21 days, and then the effect was assessed clinically and objectively. Objective observations include determination of size (weight) of prostate and residual urine in the urinary bladder by ultrasonography, estimation of blood urea, serum creatinine and routine, microscopic and microbiological study of urine was also done. After the therapy in 70.67% of 75 patients, the size of the prostate was found regressed, and in 82.14% of 56 patients, the residual urine volume was decreased along with other objective and subjective improvement.
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