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The Best Tips to Reduce Your Risk of an Enlarged Prostate

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Urologist Matthew Nielsen, MD, explains how a healthier lifestyle and dietary changes can reduce the risk of an enlarged prostate and other urologic diseases. Louisiana is included in what’s known as the “Stone Belt” in the southeast region of the United States. Many people in our area can develop kidney stones due to dehydration and the overconsumption of sugary and high-sodium foods. This is why it’s important to be aware of how your daily routine affects your risk for urologic disease.

"A lot of people will have urgency or frequency of urination and then we discover they are drinking five cups of coffee per day or multiple sodas or carbonated beverages. Behavioral modifications can really help with symptoms of an enlarged prostate," Dr. Nielsen said. 

Dr. Nielsen was raised in Nacogdoches, Texas. He and his wife (a Baton Rouge native) were married in New Orleans and are excited to finally call Louisiana home. Dr. Nielsen has special interests in robotic and minimally invasive surgery as well as urologic reconstruction. When not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. Dr. Nielsen is certified by the American Board of Urology and sees patients at Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner.

Why Choose Ochsner for urology care?

The mission of the Ochsner Health Department of Urology is to provide the most comprehensive urologic care possible, emphasizing the needs of the individual patient in a compassionate setting. We strive to deliver excellent urologic services through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that combines clinical experience, education and research.

At Ochsner Health, we’re leaders in technology, using top of the line equipment to give our patients better outcomes. Our urologists work with a team of physicians trained in many areas to determine the most suitable treatment for your individual needs.

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