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Can You Shrink an Enlarged Prostate Naturally?

Posted on March 05, 2024

If you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you may hope to shrink an enlarged prostate naturally. Now, some men may find relief for BPH symptoms with simple lifestyle changes. But other men will need medical intervention to treat their enlarged prostate. Here's what you need to know.

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Shrink an Enlarged Prostate: Natural Treatment Options

While you can't shrink an enlarged prostate without medical interventions, some lifestyle measures can help manage symptoms of this condition such as urinary frequency, waking in the middle of the night to pee, and struggling to start urinary flow. Together, these relieving measures will make it easier to get through your day and sleep at night.

To help relieve symptoms of BPH, try:

  • Avoiding liquids for several hours before bedtime
  • Limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol, since both can make you need to urinate
  • Following a low-fat diet
  • Eating lots of vegetables and fruits, especially citrus fruits
  • Getting physically active on an almost daily basis
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

Again, these measures will not shrink your prostate gland if its already enlarged. However, you may be able to find symptom relief through diet, exercise and carefully monitoring your fluid intake.

When to Seek Medical Intervention

When lifestyle measures fail to relieve your BPH symptoms, and you wish to avoid surgery, you can shrink an enlarged prostate with PAE, or prostatic artery embolization. This procedure, performed at the Texas Prostate Institute, physically shrinks your prostate gland by reducing it's blood supply. In turn, you experience symptom relief without surgery. And that allows you to avoid overnight hospital stays, extended recovery periods, and serious side effects.

Do you want to learn more about PAE and relieving BPH symptoms? Our interventional radiologists are here to help. Click here to request an appointmenttoday!

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