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Reducing Your Risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Because prostate enlargement occurs naturally with advancing age, and because there are no known controllable risk factors, there are no guidelines for prevention. However, some research shows that factors like a healthy diet, regular exercise, and not smoking may help.

Revision Information

  • McClure MW. An overview of holistic medicine and complementary and alternative medicine for the prevention and treatment of BPH, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. World J Urol. (2002) 20: 273-284.

  • National Kidney Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/.

  • Prostate Cancer Research Institute website. Available at: http://www.prostate-cancer.org/.