Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland in men, which occurs with natural aging. The prostate gland is the male organ that is most commonly afflicted with either benign or malignant neoplasm. BPH is the most common benign tumor in men, and its incidence is age-related.
The peculiarity of the prostate gland is that in old age when most of the organs regress in size; it enlarges and causes trouble. By its position, where it guards the outlet of the urinary bladder; when it enlarges, it obstructs the urinary passage leading to a back pressure effect on the bladder. Later on, the ultimate renal damage is detrimental to life. An enlarged prostate gland affects nearly 20% of men at the age of 40 years, 70% at age 60 and 90% by the age of 80 years old.
As the condition of BPH is age-related, Ayurveda looks at this modern problem differently. Ayurveda not only takes care of symptoms of BPH but also facilitates the shrinkage of the prostate hence improves the quality of life of patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.The advantage of using Ayurvedic herbal medicines in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy is that these medicines can be used on a long-term basis even in the elderly population without any risk of serious adverse effects