If your prostate gland is enlarged, you may be advised to avoid drinking before bed, reduce or stop drinking alcohol and caffeine, exercise regularly, or join a support group.
- avoid drinking any liquids for one to two hours before going to bed – this will reduce your chances of waking up during the night to pass urine (nocturia)
- experiment with the time you take prescribed medication – for example, taking it at 7pm may help to prevent nocturia
- stop drinking alcohol and caffeine, or limit your consumption of them –they can irritate your bladder and make your symptoms worse
- exercise regularly – research has shown that moderate exercise, such as walking for 30 to 60 minutes a day, can improve symptoms (although it’s unclear exactly why this is)
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia @ Wikipedia
Excerpt: Lifestyle alterations to address the symptoms of BPH include decreasing fluid intake before bedtime, moderating the consumption of alcohol and caffeine-containing products, and following a timed voiding schedule. Patients can also attempt to avoid products and medications that may exacerbate symptoms of BPH, including antihistamines, diuretics, and decongestants, opiates, and tricyclic antidepressants, however this should be done with input from a medical professional.
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