According to Healthline, an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition that affects older men. Here are some causes and treatment options for enlarged prostate.
As men age, testosterone levels decrease and estrogen levels increase, leading to prostate enlargement. Enlarged prostate can run in families.
Obesity, lack of physical activity, and a diet high in fat and red meat can also increase the risk of developing an enlarged prostate.
Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing an enlarged prostate.
However, medications can help manage symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Procedures like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and laser surgery can remove excess prostate tissue and improve urine flow.
Making lifestyle changes like maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol can help manage symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the prostate gland.
In conclusion, an enlarged prostate is a common condition that affects older men, and it is important to discuss treatment options with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of action.
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