Making lifestyle changes can often help control the symptoms of an enlarged prostate and prevent his or her condition from worsening.
Limit beverages in the evening. Don’t drink anything for an hour or two before bedtime to help you avoid wake-up trips to the bathroom at night. Don’t drink too much caffeine or alcohol. These can increase urine production, irritate your bladder and worsen your symptoms.
If you take water pills (diuretics), talk to your doctor. Maybe a lower dose, taking them only in the morning, or a milder diuretic or change in the time you take your medication will help ease urinary symptoms. Don’t stop taking diuretics without first talking to your doctor.