PSA Tests and other important stuff
Just got my yearly PSA test from doctor. It was 2.68 which is within the normal range for my age. However, PSA test are not agreed on by most doctors as a precursor for Prostate Cancer. I did a lot of reading this weekend on Enlarged Prostate and hope that someone in the over 60K membership that we have will benefit from some important research.
(1) I like most guys had an urge to try to increase my testosterone lever since I’m a gym rat and like the friendship there with other guys pumping iron. I started using Tribulus and a little L-Arginine. Neither was immediately alarming. Testosterone produces dihydrotestosterone—DHT (The stuff that causes male pattern baldness) The A5 enzyme in the DHT causes the baldness and also the enlargement of the prostate. It takes a lot of Tribulus to increase the testosterone but every little bit adds to the DHT.
(2) To combat the DHT men should begin to use some Saw Palmetto. A lot of studies don’t agree on the Saw Palmetto’s help on combating the DHT. Another herb and well touted by physicians and with better effects on the DHT is Beta-Sitostroel. It is used to maintain good cholesterol and another benefit is maintaining a good level of sugar in the blood.
(3) Don’t wait until the Prostate begins to enlarge before starting to watch it and ward off any cancer with leads to surgery, incontinence, etc. I think men should start the exam for enlarged prostate around 35 every year even though studies say that signs begin to appear around age 40. almost 90% of men will have prostate disease by age 80. An alarming number and all will have it should they live long enough
(4) Finally, the body under most condition produces enough testostrone without adding enhancers—so leave them alone.
We as guys have an aversion to being examined especially the digital exam, but for the love of humanity get it done—It could save your life.
PS—I started the Beta-Sistostroel today and will see if the PSA maintains the healty level but hopefully it will decrease a bit over the next year.