Effect of Haritaki Ghrita in Ashteela w.s.r. to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - A Case Study
Ashteela one of the 12 types of Mutraghata having Ashteelavat Ghana Granthi leading to obstruction or retention of urine by vitiated Apana Vata which gets lodged between the bladder and rectum. Ashteela can be considered to BPH which is senile disorder of male seen after fifth decade. Symptoms while micturition are incomplete emptying, frequency, intermittency, urgency, weak stream, straining and nocturia. To evaluate the efficacy of Haritaki Ghrita in the management of Ashteela/BPH and to improve quality of life of BPH patient this study is taken up in which Haritaki Ghrita 10ml BD given for 48 days with Follow up of 2 months. Changes in subjective criteria (by IPPS index) and objective criteria (by USG) were recorded before and after the treatment. Significant changes found in reduction of symptoms like Urgency, intermittency, hesitancy, nocturia and reduction of Prostate size.
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