Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement, affects a substantial percentage of males over the age of 60, reports WebMD. It's not fatal, but the urinary symptoms it might produce can be annoying. Individuals can take preventative measures and get treatment sooner if they know they fall into the categories of men who are more likely to develop BPH.
1. The probability of acquiring BPH rises as one gets older. An enlarged prostate is more common in men over the age of 50. BPH is more common in men over the age of 80, and its prevalence rises sharply after age 60. This is due to the fact that, in most men, the prostate gland grows with age, putting pressure on the urethra and resulting in urinary problems.
2. The risk for developing BPH is increased by genetics. Inheritance plays a larger role in the development of enlarged prostate in men. This is most likely attributable to predisposing genetic factors for BPH. If either of your parents or grandparents suffered from BPH, you should talk to your doctor about keeping an eye on your own prostate health.
3. BPH is only one of several diseases and disorders that can be exacerbated by obesity. When a man has a high body mass index (BMI), his prostate is more likely to grow. This is because an enlarged waistline might trigger a rise in hormones that promote prostate growth. Keeping to a healthy weight has been shown to lower BPH risk.
4. Men with Hypertension
Another risk factor for BPH is hypertension. This is due to the fact that excessive blood pressure might harm the prostate's vascular system. Because of this injury, the prostate may swell and create urinary problems. To lessen the likelihood of BPH, it is important to control hypertension.
5. Sedentary Males
The likelihood of having BPH can also rise in tandem with the prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle. This is due to the fact that physical exercise aids in the regulation of hormones in the body that might encourage prostate growth. An enlarged prostate is more common in men who are sedentary for long periods of time and who do not get regular exercise. You can lower your risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by making physical activity a regular part of your daily routine.
6. High-Fat-Diet Men
Moreover, a high-fat diet has been linked to an increased likelihood of BPH. This is because hormones that cause the prostate to expand can be produced in greater quantities when a person consumes a diet high in fat. Consuming a high-fat diet has been linked to an enlarged prostate in men. The chance of getting BPH can be lowered by adopting a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
To sum up, there are numerous groups of men who are more predisposed to developing an enlarged prostate. Despite the fact that BPH is not fatal, it can create unpleasant urinary symptoms that cut into daily life. The sooner a man receives treatment for BPH, the better his chances of a successful outcome. Talking to your doctor about urinary problems can help you get to the bottom of what's causing them and start feeling better.
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