Prostate problems are often age related. Generally men under 50 tend to have Prostatitis. Men over 50 are more likely to have problems related to prostate enlargement in most instances Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BHP)
Prostatitis is a troubling condition.
In prostatitis the prostate is inflamed or irritated. This gives rise to a number of symptoms; the most common being an increased frequency in urination and a burning sensation when you do pee. These are often accompanied by a temperature, a feeling of tiredness and often a dragging pain in groin area.
Prostatitis can be caused by a bacterial infection however this is not always the case and the cause cannot be identified in Western medical terms.
In TCM terms prostatitis is a damp condition and responds to treatment as such.
When men over 50 begin to have problems urinating, the most common cause is an enlarged prostate or BHP.
The prostate gland does not stop growing, with age this increase in size restricts urethra and the flow of urine from the bladder. This causes frequent, urgent urination; difficulty in starting to pee; a weak stream of urine and passing small amount of urine; a feeling of only having “half gone” or not having gone completely; leaking of dribbling urine.
By itself BPH is not generally a serious physical condition. However suffering from one or two of these symptoms can result in going for a pee to taking over your life – really damaging the quality of your life. Similar to prostatitis TCM treats BHP as a damp condition. It responds well to treatment.