This ailment refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland that is situated on both sides of the urethra. It is present only in males and plays a major role in the male reproductive system.

Advanced age (most common in the +60 age group). Any tumor or abnormal growth in the prostate.

Difficulty in passing urine, along with pain.
Dribbling of urine or increased frequency of urination.
A feeling of incomplete emptying of the urinary bladder.

Do’s & Don’t
Include meats and lentils soups, milk, yogurt, cucumber, dates, coconut and watermelon in regular diet.

Avoid foods that are difficult to digest.

Increase water intake to ease bladder movement.

Include moderate quantities of pure ghee and oils in regular diet.

According to principles, prostate problems are due to too much stimulus in the lower part of the body, which usually means too much sexual activity or toxic chemical matter passing with the urine, although having high level of acid in the blood from excess alcohol can also play a part.

Treatment involves the use of Ayurvedic enemas and laxatives, a steam bath, and some herbal preparations to cool down the urinary system. Herbs might also be given to reduce the appetite and bring about balance of doshas (the three main energy forces in the body.