Can BPH Be Prevented?

Can BPH Be Prevented?

Men find that as they get older, certain parts of their bodies get larger. Think stomach and prostate gland. We could go on, but you get the picture. A man’s prostate gland can change from the size of a walnut up to as large as an orange, which is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). When this happens later in life, it causes symptoms and sometimes complications. Can BPH be prevented?

Prostate Gland Function

The prostate gland function as it does not provide most of the semen fluid. Most semen fluid actually comes from glands behind the prostate which are called seminal vesicles. The prostate gland only produces a small amount of fluid to lubricate the sperms hence after paternity, the prostate gland has NO essential function.
It is important to note that BPH is benign enlargement of prostate and it is NOT cancer, however, BPH can coexist with prostate cancer therefore it is very important to see a urologist to screen you for prostate cancer which is done with a simple blood test and prostate exam and it usually takes less than 30 seconds and it may save your life!

Early Symptoms of BPH

One of the earliest symptoms of BPH is the need to pass urine more frequently.BPH.

Other signs include the following:

  • The feeling of an incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Stopping and starting during urination
  • Urgency, or a sudden need to urinate
  • A weak stream
  • Waking up several times during the night to urinate

These symptoms can cause blood in the urine and kidney damage if not treated. A severe case is not being able to urinate at all. This is serious and if this occurs, go to the nearest ER.

If you are having any of these issues, talk with Dr. Farhad Nowzari about available treatments to help you find relief.

Preventing BPH

There is not much evidence that you can prevent your prostate from growing larger. Many believe this growth is due to hormonal changes as men get older.

There are some lifestyle changes you can make that may impact its growth.

Lose some weight if you are putting on the pounds, stay active and work up a sweat as your exercise, eat lots of vegetables and fruits, reduce your consumption of fatty foods, and limit alcohol.

Living a heart-healthy lifestyle is key. Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol at healthy levels.

Dr. Nowzari, of Urology of South Bay Medical Clinic, has been designated as The Center of Excellence for his expertise in managing and treating both BPH and prostate cancer. He offers a full spectrum of treatments for these conditions.

Schedule a BPH Consultation in Torrance, CA

Don’t procrastinate if you are having any of the above symptoms of BPH. Contact Dr. Farhad Nowzari at (310) 921-1100 for an evaluation and available treatments in Torrance, CA.

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