Benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH is swelling of Prostate gland. It is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The prostate gland enlarges in all men as age advances. BPH is very common and affects one third of men who are over 50. A person suffering from BPH does not have the increased risk of prostate cancer.
The famous ayurvedic text Yogaratnakara defines BPH as
“ NAABHERADHASTHAATSANJAATAHA SANCHAARI YADI VAACHALAHA |
ASHTEELAAVAD GHANO GRANTHIROODHWAR MAAYATA UNNATAHA || “