Prostate Supplements and PSA Tests
by Joe Delatte
I came across your website about a month ago and just started taking Prost10x. I was taking a supplement called Prostavar RX, but decided to give Prost10x a try.
I have a question: I recently had my yearly physical and my PSA was fine. Prior to the test, I asked my Dr. if the prostate supplement I was taking would give me a false reading and should I stay off it for a while prior to the blood work. He said no and to keep taking it which I did.
Then, I came across this in a free Johns Hopkins PDF on prostate health:
5-alpha-reductase inhibitors for BPH treatment (Proscar and Avodart) can lower PSA levels by about 50 percent.
Does this apply to just these prescription drugs or natural supplements as well? Lowering PSA by 50% is scary!
I'll answer here.
If you read about PSA results here on the site and in my book you will realize that many things can cause PSA readings to vary, including medications and supplements.
The problem is that PSA tests and its readings are unreliable. You can have an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer even with lower readings. And if you have high readings or rising PSA, then your doctor will want to do a biopsy and that is a risky procedure. Please read up on that here or my book.
And of course if they find some cancer then you go down the road of medical intervention which has real consequences.
I don't bother with PSA readings and tests. I make the lifestyle changes needed to ensure I am very healthy. I stop all the culprits that cause prostate disease, cleanse, and eat the right diet that is perfect for me based not on theory but on what tests compatible for me. I would highly recommend you read my ebook and you will understand much better what to do.
I would never take the prostate medications, and the supplements will work best if you make the changes I suggest.
Best in health to you,