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Causes Of Enlarged Prostate In Men And Foods You Can Eat To Prevent It

https://www.healthline.com/health/enlarged-prostate-diet

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate, which is a disorder that arises when the cells of the prostate gland begin to reproduce and cause the gland to get larger. The proliferation of these additional cells causes your prostate gland to expand, which in turn puts pressure on the urethra and reduces the volume of urine that can be passed.

What Symptoms Should You Be On The Lookout For If You Suspect You Have An Enlarged Prostate?


The following is a list of possible symptoms of an enlarged prostate:


*Difficulty getting the urinary process started.


*A urine stream that is either feeble or that stops and starts frequently


*The need to urinate frequently or an urgent desire to do so


*Waking up multiple times throughout the night to urinate


*Dropping of urine as one finishes urinating


*An inability of the bladder to be totally emptied.


What are the Root Causes of Prostate Enlargement?


There is currently no recognized explanation for why the prostate grows larger. However, variables associated with age and changes in the cells of the testicles may play a role in the growth of the gland as well as levels of testosterone. This is because aging is associated with a number of biological processes.


Men who have one or more of the following characteristics have a greater risk of developing prostate enlargement:


*older than forty years of age


*a history of prostate enlargement in your family


*health problems, such as being overweight, having heart and circulation problems, and having type 2 diabetes


*lack of participation in physical activities.


The following are some examples of difficulties that can arise from an enlarged prostate:


*Unexpected and complete inability to urinate (urinary retention).


*Infections of the urinary tract (UTIs).


*Bladder stones


*Bladder injury


*Kidney damage


The majority of men who have an enlarged prostate never end up with these issues. Nevertheless, kidney injury in particular might be a significant risk to one's health when it takes place.


Which Foods Should Be Avoided in Order to Prevent It?


According to the findings of certain research, eating the following foods may lower the risk of developing BPH and also improve symptoms:


Citrus Fruits


Citrus fruits including oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits are loaded with vitamin C, which research suggests may aid to shield the prostate gland from damage. Vitamin C may also help reduce the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by encouraging urination and lowering edema in the affected area.


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Fish High in Fat


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health and can be found in fatty fish including salmon, mackerel, sardines, and trout. Studies have shown that omega-3 fats can control the development of an enlarged prostate. This is likely due to the fact that omega-3 fats have anti-inflammatory properties, which ultimately restrict the formation of tumors.


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Onion And Garlic Both In It


Regular consumers of onions and garlic may also have a lower chance of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Onions and garlic are frequently utilized in the treatment of infectious diseases and in the process of helping to improve the immune system.


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Nuts


Additionally, nuts are rich in healthy fats and contain trace elements that are beneficial to the health of the prostate. Pecans, almonds, and walnuts are three of the best types of nuts for men.


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Tomatoes


Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing prostate enlargement. When tomatoes are cooked, or when they are blended into juice, the amount of lycopene that is available to be absorbed by the body increases, which is referred to as the bioavailability of the nutrient.


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Vegetables


Consuming a greater quantity of veggies is associated with a reduced chance of developing BPH. Because of the abundance of antioxidants that they contain, dark green leafy vegetables are particularly vital. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, lower the risk of prostate issues, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and cancer of the prostate.

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