Ayurvedic Treatment For CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN AND PROSTATITIS
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis are the chronic and long term ailments which affect the men and are usually considered as difficult to treat. This difficulty in treatment is due to lack of sufficient understanding of this condition. It causes urinary trouble, pain, sexual dysfunction and reduction in quality of life. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis are two different conditions which overlap and go on in an individual side by side. In this article we have tried to discuss this disorder more closely so that a clearer understanding can be developed about it and also herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda to manage this condition naturally are discussed briefly.
Generally chronic pelvic pain and prostatitis occur in a male in an overlapping manner where the patient suffers from prostatitis along with the on and off episodes of pelvic pain coming and going away unpredictably. There occurs inflammation of the prostate gland resulting in difficulty in urination majorly. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis ( CPPS) results in decreased quality of life of a person, be it personal and professional leaving the patient depressed and confused. Among all the forms of prostatitis, the one with chronic pelvic pain syndrome is the most common one which affects the large number of male population. The main problem with this disorder is that it is usually misdiagnosed or late diagnosed resulting in delayed or mal treatment. Medicines given conventionally are usually for the temporary relief of the condition rather than treating it completely which leads to a vicious cycle that goes on. As per modern medicine it is considered to be incurable due to lack of information about it. In CPPS there is no evidence of the bacterial infection along with pain in the lower back.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
There is an overlap of two types of symptoms, i.e. prostatitis and Chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The major signs and symptoms appearing are:
- Pain in lower back, lower abdomen and perineum
- Pain in penis usually in the testicles and at tip
- Burning and pain while ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Urinary troubles like incomplete emptying of bladder, increased urgency and frequency
- Pain and discomfort in groin area
- Sensation of sitting on golf ball
- Stinging pain during urinating
- Decreased libido
The cause behind CPPS or chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis overlapping condition is not known clearly due to lack of evidence. Some of the factors which are considered to play a role in its causation are:
- Certain genetic factors
- Insidious infection
- Inflammation of prostate gland surrounding nerves
- Entrance of urine in prostate gland
- Idiopathic abnormal functioning of pain signal sending nerves
- Anxiety or stress
- History of damage or injury of the pelvic floor muscles
Thorough physical examination, detailed medical history and further laboratory tests can help in diagnosing chronic pelvic pain syndrome. However as the signs and symptoms can be confusing and can lead to difficulty in diagnosis but careful examination can give the doctor track for diagnosing the condition. Some of the tests that can help in confirming the diagnosis are:
- Pelvic examination
- Blood tests for ruling out the infections like gonorrhea or Chlamydia
- CT (Computed tomography) scan
- MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)
Conventionally the treatment is aimed to give temporary relief to symptoms using pain relievers, antibiotics and antidepressants. Due to insufficient understanding of the disease, the treatment in modern practice is limited usually for the temporary relief of the condition.
Ayurveda can help in treating the condition completely through the herbs which possess natural healing properties for such ailments. Also as per Ayurveda diseases are caused basically due to vitiation of the doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Hence, restoring their balance results in complete treatment of the condition.
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda offers a wide range of herbal medicines and other products which are used to treat different diseases as well as to maintain the healthy functioning of the body. There are additives, chemicals, preservatives, fillers, binders, colors or yeast which increases their efficacy and safety for the patients even if taken for long term. Various quality check procedures are followed in order to ensure the best quality and authenticity of these products. For Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which helps in treating and managing the condition.
- Prostate support Tablets
- Mahashankh vati
- Varunadi vati
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Punarnava capsule
1. Prostate Support
Medicinal herbs like Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Saralghan ( Pinus roxburghii), Kanchnar (Bauhinia variegata) and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) are used to prepare these herbal capsules. As the name suggests Prostate support helps in treating all types of ailment of prostate gland and ensure its healthy functioning.
Dosage : Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water
2. Mahashankh Vati
These are herbal tablets which help in balancing the tridosha and relieves the pain in lower back and abdomen. Mahashankh vati is prepared using herbs like Saikharika (Achyranthes aspera), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Nimbu (Citrus limon), Amla (Emblica officinalis) etc.
Dosage : Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Varunadi Vati
It is the classical Ayurvedic preparation which constitute of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Varun (Crataeva nurvala) etc. Varunadi vati helps in treating urinary troubles like pain and burning while passing urine, incomplete voiding of bladder and treats the urinary infections.
Dosage : Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Boswellia Curcumin
Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa) are used in the standardized extract form to prepare these herbal capsules. Boswellia curcumin capsules relieve the inflammation and act as natural pain reliever which helps in treating the pain present anywhere in the body.
Dosage : Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
5. Punarnava Capsule
It is the single herb therapeutic capsule which helps in treating the urinary complaints and relieves the inflammation of prostate gland. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is the herb used to prepare these capsules.
Dosage : Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis is a disorder where two different conditions overlap each other affecting the life of the patient greatly. CPPS can be difficult to treat but using the herbal remedies discussed above can not only relieve the complaints naturally but also help in preventing its reoccurrence.
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