Health Tip: Caring For an Enlarged Prostate

By on September 1, 2011

As men age, it’s common to develop an enlarged prostate, which can cause symptoms that include slowed urination, painful urination and a strong and sudden urge to urinate.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to manage mild symptoms of an enlarged prostate:

  • Go to the bathroom often, and urinate as soon as you feel the need.
  • Restrict caffeine and alcohol, particularly after dinner.
  • Restrict fluids within two hours of bedtime, and spread out fluid intake throughout the day.
  • Avoid over-the-counter medications that contain antihistamines or decongestants, which can worsen symptoms.
  • Get regular exercise and try to stay warm.
  • Limit stress when possible.

Source: HealthDay

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