Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
What to do when asymptomatic BPH is diagnosed?
Patients who have been diagnosed with BPH but do not have symptoms do not require specific therapies or treatments, although it is advisable to undergo periodic urologic visits to monitor the development of the disorder. To keep the disease under control, a patient can intervene by modifying his lifestyle, paying attention to body weight, doing physical activity and following a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Other things are: avoiding coffee, alcohol and other diuretic drinks that drive the body to expel fluids faster; "Training" the bladder to contain more urine, for example trying to hold it longer than usual before going to the bathroom; using the double voiding technique, which is attempting to urinate again, immediately after doing so, thereby increasing the chances of completely emptying the bladder.