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Causes Of Prostate Enlargement In Men And How To Prevent It

The prostate is one of the most important organs in all males. It is saddled with the responsibility of secreting fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. Aside from prostate cancer, another medical condition that can affect most men is prostate enlargement. 

Benign prostate enlargement (BPE) is the medical term to characterize an enlarged prostate, a condition that can affect how you pee (urinate). Research has shown that prostate enlargement is common in men aged over 50. Take note that it is not cancer and it's not usually a severe health risk. Studies have also shown that the risk of prostate cancer is high in men with an enlarged prostate than it is for men without an enlarged prostate. 

There are different things men do that can cause prostate cancer. Some of them include; A weak or slow urinary stream, a feeling of unsatisfactory bladder emptying, complications starting urination, regular urination, necessity to urinate, getting up repeatedly at night to urinate, etc. Seek medical attention once you begin to observe these signs. 

Certain things can increase one's risk of prostate cancer. Some of them include; 

1. Age: men who are 40 years and older face a higher risk of developing prostate enlargement t. 

2. Family history of benign prostatic hyperplasia is another risk factor. 

3. Certain medical conditions such as obesity, heart and circulatory disease, and type 2 diabetes. Avoid foods and lifestyle habits that trigger them. 

4. Lack of physical exercise (sedentary lifestyle).

5. Erectile dysfunction. 

Some of the things you can do to reduce your risk of suffering from this condition include; 

1. Curtailing intake of liquids, especially before going out in public or before periods of sleep.

2. Reducing your intake of caffeinated beverages and alcohol. 

3. Regulating the use of medications such as decongestants, antihistamines, antidepressants, and diuretics. 

4. Training the bladder to hold more urine for longer periods. Seek medical attention for this. 

5. Exercising pelvic floor muscles.

5. Preventing or treating constipation.

All men should adhere to the tips of this article. 

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