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Abstract

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VATASTHILA (BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY): A CASE STUDY

Dr. Trisha Talapatra*, Dr. Sukumar Ghosh and Dr. Jaya Kuila

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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is a burning problem of elderly male, usually seen in after 5th decade. It is commonly associated with enlargement of prostate gland with lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequent urination, urgency, nocturia, decreased & intermittent force of stream and the sensation of incomplete bladder emptying etc. If left untreated, BPH can be a progressive disease. Acharya Sushruta explained in details about obstructive and irritative symptoms of bladder under the heading of Mutraghata (Obstructive Uropathies). Vatasthila is a variety of Mutraghata may be correlated with BPH on the basis of similarity of symptoms. It is manifested due to aggravated vata along with the vitiation of kapha and pitta dosha. The present case study deals with a 68 years old male patient complaints of frequent micturition >20 times/day, urgency, terminal dribbling, hesitancy, nocturia (>4 times) associated with disturbed sleep. This case is diagnosed as Vatashtila (BPH) by investigations along with sign and symptoms. Treatment was done for 4 months which showed good result.

Keywords: Vata dosa, Mutraghata, Vatashtila, Benign prostatic Hypertrophy.


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