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A Cross-Sectional Study to Assess the Symptomatic Relief among BPH Patients Attending Homeopathic Clinic in Indore City
05 February 2018 (online)
Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to increased size of prostate gland. When prostate enlarges, it compresses the urethra and leads to partial or complete obstruction of the urethra. Symptoms are urinary frequency, weak urinary stream, intermittency, and urgency.
Materials and Methods: Study Design: 300 BPH patients attending the clinic were assessed by using International Prostate Symptom Score before the treatment and were assessed after the treatment period of 3 months. Study Population: All the BPH patients attending the clinic who have taken treatment for at least 3 months were assessed by using International Prostate Symptom Score before and after the treatment.
Results: A total of 300 patients were assessed; among them, 37.6% belonged to the age group of 60 to 65 years and 33.3% were between 65 and 70 years; frequency was reduced always, more than half the time, and about half the time in 9.67%, 14.67% and 2%, respectively. Reduction in intermittency about half the time, more than half the time, and almost always were 17%, 6% and 4.67%, respectively. Symptoms of urgency were reduced always in 8%; reduced symptoms in more than and about half the time were 8.33%. Problem of weak stream was reduced always, more than half the time, and about half the time in 12.33%, 3.67% and 11.67%, respectively. Straining was reduced always and more than and about half the time in 4%, 12.67% and 11%, respectively. Nocturia was reduced always, more than half the time, and about half the time in 12%, 7.33%, and 4.33%, respectively.
Conclusion: Patients suffering from BPH consulted for homeopathic treatment; most of them are benefited in the shortest duration by using 50 millesimal potency of medicines on the basis of symptoms totality and after proper assessment of the prescribed homeopathic medicines that give the desired result.
Keywords: BPH, IPSS, homeopathy treatment