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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

VATASTHEELA MUTRAGHAT W.S.R TO BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA – A REVIEW ARTICLE

Dr. Aditya Kumar Shil*, Dr. Priyanka Sahu and Dr. P. Hemantha Kumar

ABSTRACT

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a major geriatric problem which is described in Ayurveda classics as Vatastheela, a one type of Mutraghata (obstructive uropathy). The term “Mutraghata” consists of two words “Mutra” and “Aghata”. The verbal meaning of these two words it “Mutra” (urine) and “Aghata” (Trauma) explains the etymological meaning as trauma on the urine forming apparatus. The term Mutraghata stands for low urine output due to obstruction in the passage of urine. It can be considered as a syndrome, because it covers most of the pathological entity of the urinary system into twelve type of Mutraghata are described as obstructive uropathy related to either upper or lower urinary tract. The Vatastheela, Mutraghata reflects the symptoms of urinary retention, incomplete voiding, distension etc. These are feature of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and can be co-related with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

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