Many people don't realize this, but there are methods you can manage your enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). After i went to the doctor and was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, I had been so relieved that it was not prostate cancer, I left the office with out even asking basically could re-shrink it or manage it or even if there were complications due to this condition..
With some research, I found I could not shrink it, but I could manage it to prevent complications that may derive from an enlarged prostate.
Complications From Enlarged Prostate
Here are some complications you are able to develop from through an enlarged prostate:
Bladder Stones Bladder Damage Urinary Tract Infection Kidney Damage
These complications are a direct consequence of being unable to properly relieve urine out of your bladder. So it is important to concentrate on ensuring you properly relieve yourself at all times.
Helping My Enlarged Prostate
The main things I changed in my life mainly centers on changing my diet from totally processed foods to more natural foods.
Here is what I changed in my life that helped me to manage my enlarged prostate gland:
Meat- Rather than eating red meats filled with saturated fats, I started to consume more poultry and fish. These provide unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids to my prostrate and the rest of my body. This type of diet allows my cells to become more fluid allowing them to absorb nutrients and discharge wastes easier.
Whole Grains- My spouse has started feeding me more whole grain products. Whole grain can now be found in the type of not just breads, however, you can now get pasta, taco shells and other such components of wholegrain form.
Alcohol and Coffee- To ensure a healthier prostate, I also had to reduce my intake of alcohol and coffee. I didn't completely eliminate both of these but simply cut back.
Exercise- I began to workout more by doing weight and cardio-vascular training.
Vegetables-. It is important to eat more fresh vegetables especially tomatoes. Tomatoes have lycopene, which has been proved to be good for your prostate.
The outcomes were impressive. My prostate specific antigen (PSA) has gone from 5.8 ng/ml to 4.8 ng/ml that indicates my enlarged prostate has improved. The main thing I'm happy with is that I haven't had the complications listed above.