Treatment for beningner prostatic hyperplasia

A patient who had already appeared earlier in my practice for treatment came back to me after years. Meanwhile, in his early 60s, he had problems with his prostate, which can be described as typical for this age: multiple nocturnal urination, medically detected too high residual urine amount, i.e. all in all safe signs of prostate hyperplasia - the enlarged prostate was medically secured by ultrasound. A semi-annual check of the amount of residual urine should be carried out, a possible operation was mentioned by the urologist. However, my patient rejected this, he first wanted to explore alternatives.

At the beginning of the consultation, he presented himself slightly overweight with a somewhat plump abdomen typical of men, which indicates an excess of visceral fat. In addition to the possible cardiovascular risk, the increased intra-abdominal pressure in the osteopathic way of thinking leads to a worsening of circulation in the organs. Organs such as the prostate suffer from this increased pressure especially because it is "clamped" between the solid pelvic floor and the cranial organs. As a working hypothesis, it was therefore necessary to improve the circulation of the prostate, to reduce the surrounding pressure. Nothing can be changed in the visceral fat itself, so that the primary cause of the increased intra-abdominal pressure cannot be addressed. So you have to treat the entire "around".

In my patient, this meant "unstowing" the abdomen by treating the liver and the small and large intestine. Furthermore, the pelvic floor was detonized and the sacrum and the entire articulated pelvic ring were mobilized. The prostate region itself was treated fascially by externally without internal techniques. There were about 4 weeks between the individual treatments. I re-examined the region every time and treated according to findings. After 5 treatments, nocturnal urination was reduced to once early in the morning around 4 a.m. The treatment will continue. A urological consultation to determine the amount of residual urine is still pending.

Incidentally, there is a good osteopathic study by Uwe Conrad and Karina Scheuer on bening prostatic hyperplasia on the subject of prostatic hyperplasia. They conclude that osteopathic treatments could achieve an improvement in the patient's situation both subjectively and objectively by measuring the urine stream.