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Reducing Your Risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

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Because prostate enlargement occurs naturally with advancing age, and because there are no known controllable risk factors, there are no guidelines for prevention. However, some research shows that factors like a healthy diet, regular exercise, and not smoking may help.

References:

McClure MW. An overview of holistic medicine and complementary and alternative medicine for the prevention and treatment of BPH, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. World J Urol. (2002) 20: 273-284.

National Kidney Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/.

Prostate Cancer Research Institute website. Available at: http://www.prostate-cancer.org/.



Last reviewed September 2013 by Adrienne Carmack, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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