How do patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia take care of themselves?
PSA blood test check
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Go for health checkup regularly. Receive a digital rectal exam (DRE) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test at least once a year.
  • Avoid prolonged sitting and don't delay urination.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. Reduce consumption of high cholesterol or hot stimulating foods.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Don't drink too much caffeine or alcohol.
  • Avoid drinking a lot of fluids before bedtime to help relieve nocturia symptoms.
  • Try not to take over-the-counter cold, cough or sinus medicines. These medicines can tighten the urethra and thus increase BPH symptoms.