Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment – Helpful Tips from a Personal Experience
Welcome to ProstateHelper.com, where you can find basic information about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and the steps you can take to educate yourself and manage your health. These steps do not cost anything. This online resource has been created from personal experience and expert research. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, are beginning to experience BPH-like symptoms, or simply want to be on top of your health as you enter middle age, this resource will be a helpful tool in taking charge of your treatment.
A Glimpse at BPH and Its Symptoms
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition that occurs in more than half of men over the age of 51 and the percentage increases with age. BPH is characterized by the enlargement of the prostate gland, which compresses the urethra and causes painful symptoms, such as difficulty or inability to urinate, feeling the need to urinate more often, and more. Although the percentage of BPH diagnoses is relatively high, the information available about etiological factors, preventative measures you can take, and other resources remains elusive.
Determining if You Are Being Affected by BPH
Read my BPH story to learn more about the way benign prostatic hyperplasia manifested itself in my particular case. The story may sound familiar to you and you may be experiencing similar episodes. If you think you may be beginning to see the early symptoms of BPH, take our self-assessment questionnaire. With these tools and the other resources available here, you will have taken a critical step in managing your health.
Treating BPH through Diet and Environmental Factors
The next step may be to begin determining what you can control, which is your diet and, to some degree, environmental factors. Review the BPH food list, my wife, a master's degreed nutritionist and I have created, as well as the information on the Environmental Factors page. This information is based on research and personal experience. While your particular set of symptoms may be a bit different and these foods may affect you to varying degrees, the diet suggestions are worth a try to alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of BPH and to avoid surgery as long as possible.
Let ProstateHelper.com be Your BPH Resource
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with BPH, consider ProstateHelper.com your go-to resource for firsthand information, reliable resources, and real world research. We encourage you to use our site as a starting place for taking charge of your own health.