Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Sesame seeds (zinc)
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Soya
  • Fish
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
Foods to be avoided
  • Alcohol
  • Water (reduce the quantity)
  • Red meat
  • Fatty foods
  • Tea and coffee
  • Carbonated beverages
If associated with stones foods to be avoided
  • Fruits- berries, figs, plums
  • Vegetables- spinach, green beans
  • Nuts and seeds- almonds, cashews, and peanuts
  • Legumes- soybeans, tofu and other soy products
  • Other- cocoa, chocolate, and black tea

Yoga and Exercise

  • Kegel exercises (contract the muscles that you use to keep from urinating and squeeze tightly for 10 seconds, then relax the muscles and repeat about 10 times) for 3 to 5 times a day shows improvement.
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercise.
  • Ardha matseyendrasana (half spinal twist pose)   watch video
  • Mandukasana (frog pose)
  • Paripuran navasana (boat pose)

Home Remedies

  • Limit daily fluid intake to less than 2,000 ml (about 2 quarts).
  • Limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Limit beverages in the evening. Avoid drinking fluids after your evening meal.
  • Try to urinate at least once every 3 hours.
  • Double-Voiding, may be helpful — after urinating, wait and try to urinate again.
  • Stay active. Cold weather and immobility may increase the risk for urine retention.
  • Keeping warm and exercising may help.
  • Try to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
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