Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Prostate problems and Homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.George
Development of prostatic hyperplasia( enlargement) is an almost universal phenomenon in aging men. The prostate weighs only a few grams at birth; at puberty it undergoes androgen-mediated growth and reaches the adult size of about 20 g by age 20.The second growth spurt commences in the majority of men by the age of 45 and may continue as he ages. 
Urinary symptoms such as frequency of urination, hesitancy, dribbling, and frequent night time urination are commonly seen.The two forms of enlargement are 1. Benign Prostate hypertrophy(BPH) and 2. Carcinoma (cancer) prostate.
Both of them show similar symptoms and these can easily be distinguished by mainly two methods, one is the Per rectal examination(PR)/Digital rectal examination(DRE) and lab test.  Nodular (bumpy), firm, enlarged prostate on digital rectal examination is seen in cancer prostate and Enlarged, “boggy” prostate on digital rectal examination is seen in benign enlargement. Cancer of prostate can spread to other parts and benign prostate enlargement do not spread.
The laboratory test conducted is PSA (prostate Specific Antigen) and Alkaline phosphatse. Both of them are increased in cancer of prostate. PSA may also be elevated in benign forms. The cancer prostate usually shows a PSA value of more than 10 ng/dl.
BOTH DRE AND PSA  HAS TO DONE IN ORDER TO DIAGNOSE CANCER AT EARLY STAGE.
In cases of prostate cancer, bilateral orchidectomy (removal of both testis) is also carried out which has actually increased the survival period to a great extend.

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Homeopathy has a lot to offer especially in benign type. The best constitutional medicine is to be found out and given for good results.The most important remedies are that are giving good results are CONIUM MAC;SABAL SERULATA ;PULSATILLA; BARYTA CARB;IODUM;SELENIUM; STAPHYSAGRIA. In some cases of carcinoma prostate, after prostatectomy and metastasis ,to relieve pain CHAMOMILLA is one of the best remedy..... ...

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