Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia is not a life threatening condition of men, but it often affects the quality of life in varying degrees. The success rate in treating with conventional therapy is limited, and the physicians determine the patient as a candidate for surgery when the medicinal approach fails. Though a few case records are available in the past about the success of homoeopathic medicines in treating patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia, yet they lack proper quantitative assessment. As a result, an observational study was conducted to determine whether anti-miasmatic medicines can be beneficial in treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in homoeopathic medicine.
Methods: An observational study was conducted at OP and IP department of Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College, Trivandrum. Based on International Prostate Symptom Score assessments and ultrasound measurements, thirty cases with benign prostatic hyperplasia were assessed over a one year period.
Results: The study showed a marked reduction in prostate volume and International Prostate Symptom Score. In comparison, the paired t‑test showed a significant decrease in both mean volume (25.49%) and International Prostate Symptom Score (55.08%).
Conclusion: The results obtained from the study are encouraging and will immensely benefit the ageing population with the findings that almost 93.33% of patients improved significantly. However, such a study with the inclusion of more parameters is needed for further validation of the role of the anti-miasmatic mode of treatment in Homoeopathy.