Why should men with BPH cut back on coffee and caffeine?

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Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
For men with BPH, going to the bathroom can be hard. That's because the pressure on the bladder and a sphincter that spasms make it difficult to let the urine out. But once the sphincter relaxes, all flows like a rushing river. To help the sphincter relax, cut down on coffee and caffeine— which put the serious squeeze on. It may not make your prostate shrink, but it'll feel like it.
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