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Enlarged Prostate (cont.)

Prevention

There is no known way to prevent prostate enlargement. It is a common part of aging.

  • Avoid drinking liquids after 6 p.m. to reduce the need to urinate frequently during the night.
  • Drinking more fluid, up to eight glasses of water per day, may help prevent infection. However, for men already suffering with increased urinary frequency, this may only exacerbate the problem. In most cases, drinking a normal amount of fluid based on thirst is all that is necessary.
  • There is evidence that cranberry juice may be helpful in the prevention of urinary tract infections in those who are prone to developing these.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014
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