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How can I reduce the size of my prostate?
Certain lifestyle changes like reducing the intake of caffeine and alcohol, and exercises, and medications and supplements can be used for reducing Prostates size. Supplements including saw palmetto, ryegrass, pygeum, and beta-sitosterol can help provide relief from the symptoms of enlarged prostate and BPH and may also reduce the size of the prostate.
The size of the prostate may also be managed through medications and surgical procedures. A doctor will better diagnose the condition, the extent of enlargement, and will help you choose the right course of treatment.

Is BPH (Enlarged Prostate) a serious problem?
In most cases, an enlarged prostate does not possess a serious threat or problem to health and is a normal aging process. In other cases, it may lead to serious conditions including urinary retention and kidney damage. Hence, it is important to get the condition diagnosed at an expert clinic or hospital.

What is the best medicine for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?
Medications can shrink the prostate and/or can provide for easy and convenient urination. For instance, the Alpha blockers relax the prostate muscles and allow the urine to flow easily. Medications can be used alone or in combination and their choice depends on the condition of the prostate and the symptoms, among other aspects.

What is the main cause of BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?
Changes that affect the balance of the sex hormones in adults are considered to be the main cause of BPH.

Which drug is best for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?
The choice of medication depends on the results of the diagnosis. Medications including Alpha blockers and the 5 Alpha-reductase inhibitors are used for treating BPH. No single medication can be termed as the best.

What medication should be avoided in BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?
Diuretics, tricyclic antidepressants, Antihistamines, and decongestants are a certain class of drugs that should be avoided during enlarged prostate as they may worsen the symptoms of BPH.

Which drug shrinks the prostate?
The 5 alpha reductase inhibitors including Dutasteride and Finasteride prevent the occurrence of certain hormonal changes that lead to the growth of prostate and also shrink it.

What do doctors prescribe for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?
Drugs used for treating enlarged prostate include:

Alpha Blockers - These drugs relax the muscles of the bladder and the prostate and relieve symptoms. The medications includesAlfuzosin and Terazosin among others.
5 Alpha-reductase Inhibitors - These drugs do not allow the prostate to grow any further and also cause its shrinkage. Finasteride and Dutasteride are 2 drugs of this classification.
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors - Drugs of this class including Sildenafil can improve the flow rate of urine. Surgery may also be done in certain cases.

What is the best treatment for BPH?
There is no one-size-fits-all or best treatment for enlarged prostate and benign prostate hyperplasia. The extent of prostate enlargement, the effect of the condition on other organs, symptoms and their gravity and other aspects are evaluated for choosing the best treatment course for BPH, for a given individual or patient.

What foods are good for shrinking the prostate?
A Mediterranean style diet including lots of fruits and vegetables is good for preventing BPH and reducing the size of the prostate. You should also choose plant protein over animal protein. Processed, refined, and fried food should be avoided and the caffeinated drinks and beverages including tea and coffee should only be consumed in moderation.
Vegetables high in vitamin C, including broccoli, bell peppers, and Brussels sprouts, and food high in zinc including the coasters and crabs should be included in the diet. BPH symptoms can be lessened by consuming at least four servings of vegetables each day, and by consuming a diet low in fat.

Can you shrink an (Enlarged Prostate) BPH ?
An enlarged prostate can be shrunk by medications and lifestyle changes. Minimally invasive surgery or open surgeries may also be performed for lessening prostate size. An expert and well-qualified doctor can provide you with the necessary medications, tips related to lifestyle changes and habits, and may also perform surgery when required.