Prostate enlargement, commonly known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a prevalent problem among men in their forties and fifties. While medical therapies such as drugs and surgery can help manage symptoms, lifestyle adjustments can also help improve prostate health and reduce the effects of BPH.
HERE ARE SOME LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY AID IN THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT:
Regular physical exercise can help minimize the risk of BPH and may also relieve symptoms. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity such as cycling or brisk walking for 5 days a week.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of BPH and makes symptoms worse. Maintaining a healthy weight is very crucial for a healthy lifestyle.
If you are overweight, reducing weight through a mix of healthy eating and physical activity can benefit both your general health and the health of your prostate.
Eat a Well-Balanced Diet
A diet rich in veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein may help minimize the risk of BPH. Consuming too much red meat and high-fat dairy products, on the other hand, may raise the risk. Limit your consumption of these items and focus on a well-balanced, nutritious diet.
Avoid Coffee & Alcohol
Coffee and alcohol can both irritate the bladder and exacerbate urinary symptoms. If you have bph, you should reduce your intake of these drugs.
Drinking enough of water might aid in bladder cleansing.
Drink Enough Water
Drinking plenty of water will help wash out the bladder and alleviate symptoms such as frequent urination. Make an effort to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water every day to produce 2 liters of urine volume.
Develop Appropriate Sleeping Habits
Lack of sleep can aggravate urinary symptoms and exacerbate BPH. Try to obtain at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night and stick to a consistent sleeping routine.
Stress can aggravate urinary symptoms and have a negative influence on overall health. Stress-reduction strategies such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing can help you control your stress levels.
While lifestyle adjustments may not cure BPH completely, they can be an effective tool in controlling symptoms and improving overall prostate health. It is always recommended to consult with your healthcare practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
Dr Shyam Varma is a Consultant Laparoscopic/ Robotic Urologist & Renal Transplant Surgeon. He has over 15 years of experience in successfully treating complex urological diseases. His expertise includes diagnosing & treating Kidney stones, prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer & incontinence, male infertility & erectile dysfunction.