The symptoms of the lower tract, in men, are a common cause of presenting to the general practitioner and later to the urologist. There are several conditions that may cause such symptoms, including benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the pathological diagnosis of prostate enlargement. From a urodynamic point of view, it is manifested by increased pressure in the bladder during urination and decreased urinary flow.
Initiation of drug or surgical therapy is done when the patient’s symptoms are important — moderate and severe — or when the patient has urinary tract complications caused by the sub vesical obstruction, requiring surgical intervention.
Otherwise, the minor symptoms are simply kept under observation.
If you want to resort to an alternative treatment for enlarged prostate, you can do so, but without replacing visits to the doctor and the medical treatment you have got. Phytotherapy has unknown mechanisms of action, involving anti-inflammatory effects, inhibition of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase, inhibition of proliferation and growth factors. The most used plants in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia include dwarf palm (Serenoa repens), African plum (Pygeum africanum), nettle (Urtica dioica), pumpkin seeds, etc. There are a variety of phyto products, most of which come in the form of food supplements.