September 15, 2014

Harvard's Tips For Coping With Prostate Enlargement

After the age of 25, the male prostate gland begins to enlarge.  This natural process is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.  The enlargement, in itself, does not lead to cancer.  50-60% of men may never develop any symptoms, but the most common are: hesitant or weak urination, urgency or leaking, incomplete emptying, or more frequent urination.

Harvard Health Publications reports on the treatment of the condition, from various medications to surgery, and also offers lifestyle changing tips to reduce symptoms:
  • stress reduction through regular exercise and relaxation techniques
  • taking the necessary time to void completely when urinating
  • adjust medication intake in consultation with your physician
  • reduce evening fluid intake, especially caffeine and alcohol
Source: Harvard Medical School 2014 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
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