High testosterone levels connected to prostate cancer?
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
- Duration 3:14
- Date Aug 19, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
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Some new research on something else -- that explores the connection between testosterone and prostate cancer and there's new evidence that higher testosterone levels could.
Potentially spread the growth of the disease -- of money.
So -- you -- worry about Eric this is.
Nothing to worry about but this question comes up in our practice for the -- Because more more people are taking this testosterone supplements so we just want them to be aware and big relationship between to -- prosecutors are.
Is always a gray zone and even among urologist is no clear answer.
Most research comes from Australia where they're trying to address this question he found that bit older men.
At this time of diagnosis -- prosecutor said they have heart a level of testosterone.
So this is observational study and may be.
There's a relationship between -- -- prosecutors have now.
How do we treat very aggressive prosecutors has been given hormones that would bring down -- -- to -- to -- -- So this tells us that you've got to be caution.
Now doctors they're very fast and giving these -- -- to patients.
We have talk about testing that we've we've got levels exactly right so any time did see someone that they have male menopausal symptoms we've talked about this.
Men that are gaining weight they have -- be doing to have both sexual function in a way to do anything they have no interest this immediate testosterone is though.
The answer is check your testosterone twice in early in the morning around six to seven that's the pick up to susteren.
Make sure you see a urologist to check the PSA.
I get a process an exam before you get on -- -- -- -- testosterone blot test you get a blood tests have you talked a urologist.
I'm thinking about giving testosterone should -- or not and if you have found laser prostate cancer.
-- very cautionary toilet when you get that thing from the doctors when you -- -- -- -- they test your testosterone.
You get the PSA number -- deducted and I'm gonna check -- -- he asked for it especially now with the PSA controversy.
It's not going to be there but you can say -- some obvious that I need to know about mafia that -- not a single.
I took both in my office -- -- -- testosterone and -- check here -- -- both I think this is a pretty landmark study coming out of Australia that shows a direct connection if not prove between testosterone level being higher elderly people increased risk of them having prostate cancer.
I tried to get doctors -- going chai who is the author of the study didn't get back to me but -- quoted another prostate expert on this I found doctor David -- And he basically thinks there's an important connection here is he just told you but but that it's not yet -- but here's the point.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That tells you something elegant natural -- -- -- through the -- and here's the here's that here's the bottom line when it comes to the interns office people are always saying in the I want testosterone.
I want to lose weight I want more energy I want my libido back.
He's -- really legitimate legitimate issues and I will send people like that -- urologists like doctor some money at the bottom line is as I said in the first segment.
Nothing's free and medicine.
Be careful what you wish for because we don't know for sure but there may be a risk from giving their titles testers testosterone -- for looking at PSA right right.