Prostara Lifestyle Changes
Managing BPH with Lifestyle Changes and Prostara
Prostara supports the efforts of health advocates and professionals in bringing about prostate health awareness to help men and their families address issues in prostate health. Not a lot of men are aware of the state of their prostate. Some do not even know that they have a prostate. It is hoped that through different awareness programs, men would start taking a more proactive approach toward maintaining a healthy prostate not only for themselves but for their respective families and communities as well.
The prostate is a donut-shaped and walnut-sized gland located just under the bladder. It is wrapped around the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen to the penis.
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Leaking and dribbling of urine
6. Weak urine stream
7. Feeling that your bladder is not empty even after urination
If you are 40 years old and have a family history of prostate problems, you must get yourself checked even if you do not feel any symptoms. It is important to be vigilant and proactive about prostate health. Doing so will help you prevent a worsening of your symptoms and the development of complications like bladder and kidney problems.
No all men with enlarged prostates suffer debilitating symptoms. Some suffer minor symptoms that could be managed through simple lifestyle modifications like the following:
1. Going to the bathroom every chance you get. This means urinating at the first urge, and even if you do not feel the urge yet.
2. Exercising regularly. Weight gain can exacerbate symptoms, so get moving.
3. Avoid drinking fluids two hours before bedtime. This helps lessen nighttime trips to the toilet. Make sure to spread your fluid intake during the day.
4. Avoid taking antihistamines and decongestants. These drugs can make BPH symptoms worse.
5. Perform kegel exercises. Normally advised for women, these exercises help men strengthen their pelvic floor muscles to improve urinary