Benign prostate hyperplasia means enlarged prostate gland. The prostate is one of the glands of the male reproductive system. It is positioned underneath the bladder and encircles the urethra (the tube used to void.) The prostate gland in adults remains a constant size until approximately age 40, then begins to enlarge. When the prostate enlarges, this can cause trouble passing urine. The bladder then has to push harder to overcome the prostate which is providing increased resistance to urine flow. If the blockage continues by the prostate growing the bladder may be unable to empty, leading to a condition called urinary retention.
- Family history of BPH
- Losing weight
- Eating a healthy diet, with fruits and vegetables
- Stay active helps weight and hormone levels