In recent years prostate health has attracted increasing attention as millions of men around the world suffer from one form of prostate problem or another and such prostate problems often begin to develop in middle age. In many cases these problems are not serious and the symptoms are relatively mild but, unfortunately, for all too many men their prostate problems will be serious and will need to be treated. For this reason maintaining a healthy prostate should be towards the top of every man’s health agenda. The prostate is a gland the size of a chestnut. It is only present in men, and it is situated under the bladder surrounding the urethra, the passageway that takes the urine to the outside. The gland produces seminal fluid, which is mixed with sperm to make semen.
With age, the gland may begin to grow – this happens to most men. The growth may eventually cause problems with urination, because the gland pinches off the urethra as it increases its size. The growth in itself is harmless and so the condition is called benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). It occurs most often in men over the age of 60. Up to 30 per cent of men in their 70s have BPH that causes them symptoms.
Ayurveda recognizes two specific prostate problems-
• Mootrakruchra – painful urination, and
• Mootraghaata – suppression of urination.
They are, in fact, symptoms of prostate problems. Apart from these two main symptoms, other symptoms include problematic urine flow, dribbling, increased urination, hematuria (blood in urine), urinary tract infection and urinary retention. Our Prostate Care Products maintain a healthy prostate and support the normal uncongested flow of urine..