As men throughout the Inland Empire begin to age, their risk of developing an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, increases.
At the age of 55, the risk of developing an enlarged prostate starts to increase by 4 percent each year for men. This means that by the time a Rancho Mirage man reaches the age of 85, he has a 95 percent chance of having an enlarged prostate.
This can result in a variety of symptoms, but many men notice that the most prominent symptom is frequently having the urge to urinate. Urologists are beginning to notice that diet also may play a role in a man’s risk for developing an enlarged prostate.
While the risk of having an enlarged prostate increases as a man gets older, there are steps he can take in order to minimize the risk and to combat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
It is essential that male patients visit their urologist on a regular basis, for this is the best way to monitor their reproductive health and take advantage of all early detection testing.
Men who work with a trusted urology expert can discuss their own dietary habits, as well as have a conversation about changes that can be made to their diet, in order to improve their prostate health.