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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a medical condition characterized by the enlargement of the prostate gland in men. It is a common condition in older men and can cause a variety of symptoms, including difficulty urinating and frequent urination. Below, you can find information on the causes, risks, signs, symptoms, and treatments of BPH. In addition, we will specifically examine the treatment options of  acoustic wave therapy, supplements, exercise, and nutrition.

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Causes and Risks

The exact cause of BPH is not clear, but it is believed to be related to the hormonal changes that occur in men as they age. The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. As men age, the prostate gland can become enlarged, putting pressure on the urethra and causing difficulty urinating.

There are several risk factors for developing BPH, including age, family history, obesity, and diabetes. Men who have a family history of BPH are more likely to develop the condition themselves. Obesity and diabetes have also been linked to an increased risk of BPH.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of BPH can vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms include:

In severe cases, BPH can cause urinary tract infections and even kidney damage. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms. 

Are you experiencing symptoms of BPH? The knowledgeable healthcare practitioners at EVEXIAS Medical Centers can help.

Treatment Options

There are several treatment options available for BPH, depending on the severity of the condition. Mild cases may require no to minimally invasive treatment, but more severe cases may require medication or even surgery. 


Several supplements have been shown to be effective in treating BPH, including saw palmetto, betasitosterol, and pygeum africanum. These supplements work by reducing inflammation and blocking the production of certain hormones that contribute to prostate enlargement.


Regular exercise can help reduce the symptoms of BPH by improving bladder and prostate health. Exercise can also help reduce inflammation and improve overall health. In particular, exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, such as Kegels, can be helpful for improving urinary flow.

Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic wave therapy is another new treatment option for BPH. This therapy involves using highfrequency sound waves to break up the enlarged prostate tissue, which can help improve urinary flow.
Acoustic wave therapy is a noninvasive procedure and does not require anesthesia. However, more research is needed to determine its longterm effectiveness.



A healthy diet is important for overall health and can also help reduce the symptoms of BPH. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help reduce inflammation and promote prostate health. It is also important to limit the intake of alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods, which can irritate the bladder and worsen BPH symptoms.

Contact the EVEXIAS location nearest you to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgable healthcare practitioners.

BPH is a common condition in older men that if left untreated can lead to more serious illness and
diminish quality of life. EVEXIAS Medical Centers offers leading therapies and the team is trained in
helping men find the right therapy to help reduce the symptoms and discomfort associate with BPH.