Many people don't realize this, but there are ways you can manage your enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). After i went to a doctor and was identified as having an enlarged prostate, I had been so relieved that it was not prostate cancer, I left work with out even asking basically could re-shrink it or control it or even if there have been complications due to this condition..
With a few research, I found I could not shrink it, but I could manage it to prevent complications that may result from an enlarged prostate.
Complications From Enlarged Prostate
Here are a few complications you are able to develop from having an enlarged prostate:
Bladder Stones Bladder Damage Urinary Tract Infection Kidney Damage
These complications really are a direct result of being unable to properly relieve urine out of your bladder. So it's important to concentrate on ensuring you properly relieve yourself at all times.
Helping My Enlarged Prostate
A lot of things I changed within my life mainly focuses on changing my diet from totally junk foods to natural foods.
Here's what I changed in my life that helped me to manage my enlarged prostate:
Meat- Rather than eating red meats filled with fatty foods, I began to eat more poultry and fish. These provide unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids to my prostrate and the remainder of my body system. This type of diet allows my cells being more fluid letting them absorb nutrients and discharge wastes easier.
Whole Grains- My wife has begun feeding me more whole grains. Wholegrain can now be found in the form of not only breads, but you can now get pasta, taco shells along with other such items in whole grain form.
Alcohol and Coffee- To ensure a healthier prostate, I also needed to reduce my consumption of alcohol and coffee. I did not completely eliminate both of these but just reduce.
Exercise- I started to workout more by doing weight and cardio-vascular training.
Vegetables-. You should eat more fresh vegetables especially tomatoes. Tomatoes have lycopene, that has been shown to be beneficial to your prostate.
The outcomes were impressive. My prostate specific antigen (PSA) went from 5.8 ng/ml to 4.8 ng/ml that indicates my enlarged prostate has improved. The main thing I am happy with is the fact that I haven't had the complications in the above list.