Do you frequently experience nightly bathroom runs (frequent urination)? This may be the first sign of an enlarged prostate. Prostate enlargement is a serious health condition that affects lots of men and can even affect the reproductive system. Prostate enlargement requires a quick medical diagnosis to reduce the effect. Prostate enlargement In some cases can lead to infection, bladder stones and reduced kidney function.
What is prostate enlargement?
The prostate gland is a small, muscular gland in the male reproductive system. It is saddled with the responsibility of secreting a fluid in the semen. The muscular action of the prostate helps propel the fluid and semen through your male organ during sexual climax. Prostate enlargement can also be called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It occurs when the cells of the gland begin to multiply abnormally. It is this abnormal increase that leads to the enlargement of the prostate thus compressing the urethra and impeding the flow of urine. Different things can seriously increase your risk of developing prostate enlargement. Some of them include ageing, family history, diabetes and heart disease, negative lifestyle, etc. Make sure you avoid the ones that are manageable to avoid suffering this complicated health condition.
What are the signs of prostate enlargement?
When your prostate begins to enlarge beyond normal, there are some signs your body will begin to give you. Some of them include:
.A weak or slow urinary stream.
.A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.
.Difficulty starting urination.
.Urgency to urinate
.A urinary stream that starts and stops.
.Straining to urinate.
.Nocturia, which is the need to urinate two or more times per night.
.Dribbling at the end of your urinary stream.
.Incontinence or leakage of urine things can
make your prostate enlarge, especially when you consume too much. Some of those things include;
1. Red meat
Red meat consumption is not healthy for your prostate and can make it enlarge. Studies have shown that daily red meat consumption is believed to triple the risk of prostate enlargement. Another reason why you need to avoid red meat is that it boosts levels of arachidonic acid in your body and this, in turn, heightens inflammation. The more inflammation present in your body generally, the more likely you are to have inflammation in the prostate. Therefore, constraining your intake of foods that activates an inflammatory response is a good way to avoid prostate enlargement.
Alcohol is another food to limit if you don't want to suffer prostate enlargement. This is because alcohol is inflammatory so it can exacerbate the inflammation already present in the prostate gland. It can also cause the muscles in the urinary tract to relax which could result in the need to urinate more frequently. Alcohol also acts as a diuretic, it dehydrates the body and it can reduce stores of magnesium. All of these things can make urinary symptoms drastic tic and trigger prostate enlargement hence, limit your intake of it.
3. Refined sugar
Refined sugar is another food you need to avoid if you don't want to suffer prostate enlargement. This is because it can increase inflammation. Studies have also shown that blood glucose concentration is also associated with the risk of prostate enlargement. People with elevated glucose face a high risk of having an enlarged prostate. Diabetics are more than twice as likely to have prostate enlargement. Reduce your intake of sugar to avoid suffering this disease.
All men who care for their health and want to live long should adhere to the tips of this article.
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