Sagittal section of prostate showing relationship to bladder and rectum[/caption]Sagittal section of prostate showing relationship to bladder and rectum The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system that is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder. The prostate is small and weighs about 15 to 25 grams. It is about the same size and shape as a walnut. The prostate is wrapped around a tube called the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis.
The prostate is made up largely of muscular and glandular tissues. Its main function is to produce fluid for semen, which transports sperm. During the male orgasm (climax), muscular contractions squeeze the prostate’s fluid into the urethra. Sperm, which are produced in the testicles, are also propelled into the urethra during orgasm. The sperm-containing semen leaves the penis during ejaculation.
Although not technically part of the urinary system, the prostate gland is important to the urinary health. That’s because the prostate surrounds the top portion of the tube that carries urine from the bladder (the urethra). Normally, the location of the prostate gland isn’t a problem. But infection or inflammation can cause the gland to swell, squeezing the urethra and affecting the ability to urinate. That’s exactly what happens in prostatitis, although the cause of the inflammation depends on the type of prostatitis.
There are four types of prostatitis, Acute Bacterial Prostatitis, Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis, Nonbacterial Prostatitis, and Prostatodynia.
Acute Bacterial Prostatitis (ABP)
It is inflammation of the prostate gland caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella. Severe complications may develop if not promptly treated. ABP can be fatal if the bacterial infection is untreated and travels to the bloodstream (sepsis).
Chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)
It is a recurrent infection and inflammation of the prostate and urinary tract. Symptoms are less severe than those associated with acute bacterial prostatitis.
Nonbacterial prostatitis Prostatodynia
It is sometimes called chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), is the occurrence of prostatitis symptoms, without inflammation or bacterial infection.
Homeopathy for Prostate Diseases
The system of homeopathic medicine has a promising role to offer for the treatment of various diseases associated with prostate gland, inclusive of all its variants. Homeopathy, a branch of alternative medicines, can address majority of these problems effectively, gently and without using knife.
Homeopathic Approach towards Prostate Diseases
The unique feature of Homeopathy philosophy is that Homeopathy aims at treating the patient who is diseased rather than merely treating the diseased organs of the patient. ‘Treat the patient, not the disease’ is a dictum practiced by homeopaths over 200 years. This simply means that the disease should not be treated superficially as if it is an independent entity in the body. Instead it is perceived that every disease is a result of the dysfunction of the whole body, as every system in the human body is interlinked. When we approach the patient with the idea of ‘treating the patient and not the disease,’ it is important to note that the disease gets automatically treated when the ‘patient as a whole’ is treated.
This holds true with prostate diseases also. Whether it is prostatitis or prostate enlargement Homeopathy perceives this as total affliction of body and not of the prostate gland alone.
The basic approach in homeopathy is to evaluate the diseases of prostate in its whole extent, whereby a lot of emphasis is given to the patient as a whole besides minutely studying various aspects of the prostate disorders. This is called as totalistic approach.
Moreover, homeopathy firmly believes in enhancing body’s own curative power to maintain the healthy status. The homeopathic approach is to enhance body’s own healing capacity so that the deep-rooted maladies can be removed from the roots.
As per the classical homeopathy, we believe in constitutional prescribing. It can be easily perceived that no two individuals are identical. Out physique, emotions, life styles vary so much from one another. Same holds true with disease. Everybody experiences same disease in different ways. This calls for individual case study in every case of Prostate disease. There is no single specific remedy for all the cases of Prostate disorders. To make it simple Homeopathy provides tailor-made solution to suit one’s unique constitution.
What is the Constitutional Approach?
What we understand by the Constitutional Approach in homeopathy is nothing but analysis and evaluation of various factors affecting the human constitution to determine the disease diagnosis and the exact treatment in turn. Every case of prostate malady calls for study of the patient’s constitution, which includes various aspects of his physical ailments as well as the in-depth study of the mental sphere, such as emotions, psychosocial background, and behavior and personality pattern.
Homeopathy case analysis for Prostate Disorders
Every patient of Prostate disease is evaluated as an individual case and treated as such. While making the case analysis of patient having prostate affliction patient’s minutest of the details about the presenting complaints are noted carefully, as regard to the severity of pain, various urinary complaints, associated complaints, triggering factors, extent of enlargement of the gland or elevations in PSA levels of blood, etc. Besides, a grater deal of emphasis is given to patient’s individual features such as eating habits, food preference, thermal attributes, and sleep pattern. The study of the patient’s mind and emotional spheres is conducted meaningfully. Furthermore, patient’s history of past diseases and that of the family diseases is understood to know the miasmatic background of the patient.
Role of Homeopathy Medicines
After putting all the vital information together, and fine evaluation process carried out, an individualist medicine is determined. This constitutional medicine, which when administered in the correct dose treats the patient at an inner level and brings about harmony at the constitutional level.
In patients of prostatitis, the Homeopathy medicines help reduce the inflammation of the gland and surrounding structures. The pain associated with this condition usually subsides with Homeopathic medication. In cases of acute prostatitis Homeopathy can be the best substitute to antibiotics. More over problems of ‘resistance of bacteria’ as faced by antibiotic do not exist with Homeopathy This is because Homeopathy rather than killing bacteria by itself enhances body’s own immunity so that body can kill bacteria.
In cases of non-infectious chronic prostatitis and prostatodynia where the exact cause cannot be pinpointed Homeopathy has definitely upper hand over conventional mode of treatment. With recent advances these conditions are believed to be allergic or autoimmune in nature. As Homeopathy can bring deviations of immune system back to normalcy, the problem is taken care of without suppressing body’s defense system, as done by conventional immunosuppressive drugs. Moreover Homeopathy truly understand role of psyche at the root of various conditions including prostatitis. The rightly chosen Homeopathic medicine makes an individual emotionally stronger to bear stress of life more positively.
In cases of BPH decades-long notion is to remove the gland. However Homeopathy can treat these problems gently effectively without using knife. As now perceived BPH is though to be related to aging process and hormonal deviations associated with it. Homeopathy, which works at deep, constitutional level, brings back these deviations to normal, thus preventing further enlargement. To certain extent it can shrink the enlarged gland. Moreover relief of symptoms associated with urinary problems obtained with Homeopathy is without the side effects of surgery.
There is an important consideration while starting treatment for prostate cancer in early lesions, which are entirely a symptomatic and discovered incidentally. Many of these patients may be very old and the treatment if too radical could have possibly more side effects and risks, which could outweigh the possible benefits the patient would derive from it. It is possible to mange such cases efficiently with Homeopathy Moreover Homeopathy can be the best option to produce palliative treatment.
There are over 3000 medicines in homeopathy used for a range of problems. About twenty or more are often indicated for the cases of prostate disorders. It should be noted that there is no single specific medicine for prostate diseases. For every individual medicine is selected to the basis of constitutional approach. To know more about Homeopathy medicines click here >>> Homeopathy Medicines for Prostatitis To conclude & hellip
The Scope of Homeopathic Treatment in BPH
There is good scope of improvement of the symptoms with Homeopathic treatment in the following cases of BEP:
How to get started with the Treatment?
- Homeopathy is very effective in all stages and variants of prostate diseases.
- It is possible to manage prostatic enlargement with Homeopathy rather than undergoing surgery.
- In chronic prostatitis and prostatodynia Homeopathy can be the best substitute to conventional treatment.
- Considering the old age at which prostate cancer is diagnosed and potential harmful effect of conventional aggressive treatment, Homeopathy can be the best possible palliative treatment.
- It may be taken along with traditional medicines prescribed by physician.
- It helps arrest further progress of disease and hence deterioration caused by disease.
- It significantly helps to reduce the relapse and recurrence of condition. It treats the disease from root and not merely superficially.
- It is absolutely safe, harmless, and non-toxic. It does not interfere with other medicines.
- Duration of Homeopathy treatment varies from person to person and depends on extent of the disease, since how long the patient has the problem, general state of health of the patient, size of the gland etc.
- Self care: Drink plenty of water.
- Limit or avoid alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods
- Urinate at regular intervals.
- If you’re a cyclist, use a “split” bicycle seat, which reduces the pressure on your prostate.
The scope of Homeopathic Treatment in BPH
There is good scope of improvement of the symptoms with Homeopathic treatment in the following cases of BEP:
- Cases in which the residual urine is usually less than 90 to 100 ml
- Cases in which the weight of the prostate gland is not more than 60-70 gms
- Cases in which malignancy of the prostate gland has been ruled out
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