Unani concept & treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (a comparative study)

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Benign Prostate Hypertrophy is a disease of elderly males. Modern pathy has described many causes and treatment of the disease. Unani pathy too has description of disease and the treatment in its resource books. The description is in different ways. At some places, it has been described in symptomatic form while at other places it has been considered as a disease. The disease has different names in Unani literature like Waram-e-unq-e-masana (swelling of the neck of urinary bladder), Insidad-e-mujra-e-masana (obstruction of the outlet of the urinary bladder) or Symptomatic description. Many causes too has been described regarding the disease. Now it Is confirmed that the disease is because of the hypertrophy of prostate gland. Though the name of the gland is not there, I have enough avidence that the same concept is available in Unani lierature also, As for as the treatment is concerned, there are many single and compoud drugs which are effective in the treatment of the disease. Surgery is the best option among the modern paths for the treatment of the disease. Nevertheless, this is also true that Most of the BPH cases are not the clean cases. Most of them suffer with debilitating disorders; have cardiothoracic complications, lung infections and other problems. It may be risky to operate them. The Best option is there. That is the treatment on Unani pathy guidelines.

Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2

Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2: 10-11
Oral Presentations

2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
October 4-7, 2004, Tehran, Iran

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Unani concept & treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (a comparative study)

Tafseer Ali

Department of Jarahat, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India

Benign Prostate Hypertrophy is a disease of elderly males. Modern pathy has described many causes and treatment of the disease. Unani pathy too has description of disease and the treatment in its resource books. The description is in different ways. At some places, it has been described in symptomatic form while at other places it has been considered as a disease. The disease has different names in Unani literature like Waram-e-unq-e-masana (swelling of the neck of urinary bladder), Insidad-e-mujra-e-masana (obstruction of the outlet of the urinary bladder) or Symptomatic description. Many causes too has been described regarding the disease. Now it Is confirmed that the disease is because of the hypertrophy of prostate gland. Though the name of the gland is not there, I have enough avidence that the same concept is available in Unani lierature also, As for as the treatment is concerned, there are many single and compoud drugs which are effective in the treatment of the disease. Surgery is the best option among the modern paths for the treatment of the disease. Nevertheless, this is also true that Most of the BPH cases are not the clean cases. Most of them suffer with debilitating disorders; have cardiothoracic complications, lung infections and other problems. It may be risky to operate them. The Best option is there. That is the treatment on Unani pathy guidelines.

Presenting Author: Tafseer Ali dr_ali_jafry@hotmail.com