Can an enlarged prostate be prevented?

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Men with enlarged prostates may use a mix of medications and minor lifestyle changes to help keep their symptoms in check. The medications they take might work to reduce the prostate or loosen up the prostate so that urine can flow more freely. Lifestyle changes that can help reduce urination difficulty include drinking less, especially caffeine and alcohol, urinating more often, exercising the muscles in your pelvis, exercising regularly, and avoiding antihistamines and decongestants.

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