retention, also known as ischuria, is a lack of ability to urinate.
It is a common complication of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),
the increase in size of the prostate in elderly men.
should decrease fluid intake before bedtime, moderate the consumption
of alcohol and caffeine-containing products, and follow timed voiding
often seek herbal remedies for BPH.
extract from Serenoa repens is one of the most extensively studied.
herbal medicines that have research support in systematic reviews
include beta-Sitosterol and pygeum while there is less substantial
support for the efficacy of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo) and stinging
nettle (Urtica dioica) root.