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What's the Best Diet for Enlarged Prostate?

Posted on March 19, 2024

When you're living with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you may be wondering: can a diet for enlarged prostate provide relief? Now, the best way to find relief is to seek medical intervention. But, in the meantime, you can try following these dietary guidelines to help with symptom management.

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Diet for Enlarged Prostate

Men with BPH experience disruptive symptoms such as urinary frequency and difficulties starting the flow of urine. Of course, the best way to relieve these and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is to shrink your prostate, something you can accomplish (without surgery!) by scheduling a prostatic artery embolization procedure.

However, lifestyle changes can also help you manage BPH. And, according to research, making certain changes to your diet can help relieve discomfort. For maximum benefits, try:

  • Following a low-fat-diet
  • Incorporating more vegetables into your daily meals
  • Enjoying daily servings of fruit, especially citrus fruits such as oranges
  • Choosing lean proteins such as fish and poultry

Other Lifestyle Tips for Managing BPH

In addition to changing up your diet for enlarged prostate relief, other lifestyle changes may provide you with symptom relief. Try to reach and maintain a healthy weight, and engage frequently in moderate to vigorous exercise, as long as you've been cleared for activity by a doctor.

You should also avoid certain beverages, especially ones with caffeine and alcohol, since they can both increase your urge to urinate. And cut off all liquid intake several hours before bed, or if before heading out for an activity. Finally, if you are interested in finding longer lasting BPH relief, click here to request an appointmentat the Texas Prostate Institute to see if you are a candidate for PAE!

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