The prostate is a walnut sized gland that is present in men just below the bladder and top of the penis. This gland surrounds the urethra (the tube through which urine flows from the bladder and out through the penis. Enlargement of this gland is called as Benign prostatic hyperplasia or (Hypertophy), which is common in elderly men.
It is a very astonishing fact to know that the condition BPH has been explained in Ayurvedic Medicine long back. Acharya Susrutha explained in detail about the anatomical position of the prostate gland, symptoms of BPH and its remedies.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common ailment affecting one third of men over fifty, half of all men over sixty and ninety percent of all men over the age of eighty five. As the contemporary medical system has no significant treatment for this condition, moreover, the incidence of BPH is increasing and so is awareness of the value of CAM (complementary and alternative medical systems such as Ayurveda, naturopathy and yoga etc) disciplines in its management is equally increasing.
According to Ayurveda this condition is consider as “Gulma”. The enlargement of prostate gland will cause pressure symptoms on the urinary tract, which will we be consider as obstruction to “mutrvah srotas” (Channels which is carrying urine) and leading to significant symptoms related to urinary tract.