ARE THERE ANY NON-INVASIVE WAYS TO HELP REDUCE THE SIZE OF AN ENLARGED PROSTATE?

DEAR DALI MAMA:

I always enjoy reading your latest commentary and really appreciate your thoughts on health and wellness. Over the past few years I’ve been dealing with an enlarged prostate and wondered if you have had any experience in dealing with others with the same affliction? I would love to know if there are any non-invasive ways to help reduce the size?

Cheers!

—Mr. E (United States)

DEAR MR. E.:

I recommend asking your doctor if prostate massage might be helpful in your case. It can often be a beneficial therapeutic method, except in contraindicated cases where the prostrate is too enlarged for prostate massage to be safe. You can have your partner do it for you or you can do it on yourself using a prostate massager device. See https://prostate.net/articles/prostate-massage-for-enlarged-prostate-bph for further information.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy diet may also help, specifically a low-fat diet, lots of vegetables, particularly those high in vitamin C, foods high in zinc, lots of physical activity, and avoidance of excessive amounts of alcohol (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/expert-answers/enlarged-prostate-and-diet/faq-20322773).

Do check with your doctor for medical advice for your particular case, as with all health matters. Good for you for being proactive about keeping your prostate heathy, Mr. E!

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