Enlarged Prostate

Supportive Management

  • Void every 2-4 hours and when the urge is noted to avoid further urinary retention and over-distention of the bladder.
  • Urinate as much urine as possible (also for the same reason as above). Urinate, take a moment to relax, and urinate again.
  • Limit intake of coffee, tea, alcohol, carbonated drinks and other irritants as they increase symptoms of urinary frequency.
  • Avoid over-the-counter medications such as decongestants, anti-histamine, and allergy pills as they make urination more difficult.

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Herbal Medicine

Pumpkin Seeds or Pumpkin Seed Oil Extract

  • It helps reduce the size of the enlarged prostate, and thus, helps reduce lower urinary discomfort.
  • Eat a handful of pumpkin seeds 3 times a week.


Consult Doctor

  • If symptoms become bothersome (e.g. lower urinary discomfort).
  • To prevent possible complications (e.g. urinary tract infection)