The prostate is gland of the male reproductive system of which the function is to secrete a fluid that constitutes 20-30% of the semen’s volume. It can be affected by many diseases including prostatism, prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostatism is a term used to designate all types of prostate-related cancers Prostatitis, however, refers to an inflammation of the prostate gland. It can either be acute or bacterial. Regarding benign prostatic hyperplasia, it is characterized by an enlargement of the gland. Prostate affections usually affect older men, aged from 40 to 60 years old. They can however be painful and crippling. Nevertheless, it is possible to treat them effectively with several homeopathic remedies.
Prostate affections can easily be diagnosed. Prostatism, for example, is characterized by a reduction in urine flow as well as a constant need to frequently urinate. It can lead to lymphadenopahty in the groin and sudden urine retention linked to hematuria and pollakiuria. It is often accompanied by insomnia an physical or nervous fatigue. The symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia are quite similar to those of prostate cancer. However, the patient suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia may also be affected by dysuria or enuresis or may simply be forced to make lots of efforts to urinate. Prostatitis is also the cause of low urinary flow, painful urination or urine retention accompanied by pain in the pelvic region. When it is acute, it can lead to fever and causes pain in the perineal region which is intensified by the evacuation of urine and stools. But when it is chronic, it is mainly characterized by urinary disorders.
Urinary problems resulting from prostate affections are usually treated with three granules of Belladona 5 CH and Myristica 5 CH, to be taken two to three times a day. However, if they are caused by the prostatism and manifest themselves through urine discharges that are suddenly interrupted and resumed a few moments later, it is advisable to take three granules of Sabal serrulata 5 CH and Conium Macalatum 5 CH once or several times a day, depending on the sumptoms’ persistence.
The sensations of pain and burning during urination can be relieved with five granules of Staphysagria 7 or 9 CH to be sucked every two hours. The doses will then need to be further spaced out depending on the symptoms’ disappearance. In regard to perineal pain accompanied by a frequent need to urinate, it can be relieved by taking five drops of Thuja mother tincture twice a day after the meals.
In case of adenoma characterized by difficulties to urinate, place a dose of Thuja 9 CH under the tongue, preferably on Sundays, and administer three granules of Rana bufo CH 4 and Prostate 7 CH, two to three times a day. To get rid of the disease’s symptoms as soon as possible, it is also recommended to take fifteen drops of Sabal serrulata TM or ten drops of Pareira Brava TM four times a day. If urination is frequent but the urine flow remains low, take three granules of Baryta Carbonica 5 CH three times every other day.
When the prostate’s condition becomes serious and leads to an inability to discharge urine, when abundant amounts of blood are present in the urine, or in cases of a dilated bladder or renal dysfunction, it becomes urgent to consult a homoeopath or a doctor. In such cases, only the latter will be able to prescribe the most appropriate form of treatment and the remedies that would not cause any further complications.