Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate gland, which occurs in 50% of men in their fifties and 90% of men in their eighties. Most men with BPH show the following symptoms: frequent and urgent urination, especially at night, slow urine flow, difficulty emptying the bladder, and urine dribbling. However, not every man with BPH has the above symptoms. Instead, inflammation and the balance of the nervous systems play an important role in how bad the urination problems can be. An 84-year-old man can still sleep through the night if he eats healthy, is active physically, and does not have inflammation in his prostate. On the other hand, a forty-year-old man who eats a lot of simple sugars and drinks one glass of wine every day may have high cholesterol with inflamed blood vessels and nerves and could get up three times at night. In order to reduce inflammation, we need eat a healthy diet and also keep our nervous and immune systems in balance. If you constantly stimulate your nerves with coffee or simple sugars, you may suffer from frequent urination and may not be able to hold your urine. Coffee can aggravate your urgency to urinate, while tea may help you hold the urine for a longer time.
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