Although an enlarged prostate is not the same as prostate cancer and does not immediately put your life in danger, the condition can reduce your quality of life due to the frequent need to urinate combined with the anxiety caused by the possible reduction in sexual ability. Additionally, if the condition is neglected and left untreated it could lead to a chronic disorder that could potentially be fatal due to complications arising from kidney failure.
Hence, if you are a male over the age of 40, you should be taking good care of yourself while also being on the lookout for irregularities associated with the urinary system. This includes coming in for annual prostate examinations and being sure to eat a diet that can help protect you against enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.
Selecting a healthy diet that can offer protection against enlarged prostate is a great first step. However, if you find yourself suffering from urinary irregularities, including a stinging sensation when urinating, taking a long time to urinate, a weak urine stream, passing drops of urine at a time, frequently needing to urinate, being unable to hold it in or passing blood, then please seek medical attention at your earliest opportunity. This will enable doctors to carry out a thorough diagnosis of your prostate, treat any irregularities and provide recommendations on how you may be able to alleviate any issues. Crucially, you should also ensure that a prostate examination is carried out during your annual health checkup.