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Here's How to Shrink an Enlarged Prostate

Posted on March 05, 2024

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) often seek relief, so they want to shrink an enlarged prostate natural. Now, if you only wish to manage your symptoms of BPH, you can follow lifestyle changes (highlighted below). However, if you actually wish to reduce the size of the enlarged gland, medical interventions will be necessary. Let's explore your options, together, in this post.

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Can you Shrink an Enlarged Prostate Naturally?

Only medical intervention will shrink an enlarged prostate. However, there are some lifestyle changes you can make if you want to simply manage some of your disruptive symptoms. (Including urinary frequency, dribbling at the end of a pee, and struggling to start the flow of urine). Even without shrinking your prostate, these lifestyle changes can improve your quality of life.

To help relieve BPH symptoms, you can:

  • Avoid drinking for several hours before going to sleep
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol intake, since both are diuretics
  • Adopt a diet low in fat, but high in fruits and vegetables
  • Engage in daily mild to moderate physical activity
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight

Of course, these lifestyle swaps won't reduce the size of a prostate gland that's become enlarged. However, because they can significantly improve your symptom burden, many men consider natural treatment options to be their first line of defense against BPH symptoms.

When to Ask for Help

If lifestyle measures, medications, or other less invasive treatment options can't relieve your BPH symptoms, you can shrink an enlarged prostate with minimally invasive PAE (prostatic artery embolization). When we perform this procedure at the Georgia Prostate Institute, we physically shrink the prostate by cutting off blood flow to the gland. Afterward, men experience significant symptom relief without surgery, anesthesia, hospital stays or sexual side effects.

Do you want to see if you are a candidate for PAE? Our interventional radiologists in Georgia are ready to answer your questions and help you explore your options. Click here to request an appointmenttoday!

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