Here’s what worries me — and why you may want to avoid it…
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When I was in high school, I had no problem getting stiff at a moment’s notice…
A hot girl could bend over in class and I would be hiding my boner under the desk for the next hour!
But eventually, as I got older, I started losing my stiffness…
I started wondering…
- Is it because I’m drinking too much?
- Too much stress?
- Not enough sleep?
- My diet?
What is it that’s keeping me from enjoying the same firm, solid, long-lasting erections that I used to enjoy as a young man?
Why I never recommend this prostate treatment to my students
Guys who have prostate cancer are often put on Big Pharma treatments…
And these treatments are pretty harsh on the body or are given debilitating surgery that can cause problems with erections and continence.
It’s a pretty bad situation all around.
Sometimes these types of treatments are needed. There are a few very aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
But many times prostate cancer isn’t all that aggressive.
And these types of treatments can be avoided altogether by a process called active surveillance — which basically means watching the cancer with your doctor to make sure it doesn’t advance.
Today, I’m going to take a look at one of the popular therapies for prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy, and why you might want to question using it.
Before I get into the data, I need you to know that I’m not a doctor and I can’t give you medical advice. I’m not telling you to go off of treatments.
If your doc has recommended androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) then you need to work with them on the best solution for your specific situation.
What is androgen deprivation therapy?
These are therapies that reduce the production of androgens (male hormones) by the testicles.
The goal is to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer.
Treatments that reduce androgen production by the testicles are the most commonly used hormone therapies for prostate cancer and the first type of hormone therapy that most men with prostate cancer receive.
These therapies can work to slow the growth of cancer, but they aren’t without their problems.
The problems with androgen deprivation therapy.
Like most medical treatments you need to weigh the benefits of a treatment against its potential side effects.
In the case of androgen deprivation therapy, there are some major problems.
One of them is an increase in cardiovascular events or heart attacks.
Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients who received ADT for at least 1 year were found to have a 20% higher risk of serious cardiovascular morbidity compared with similar men who did not receive ADT.
The other thing that these treatments do is potentially lower overall SURVIVAL in men who have low-risk prostate cancer.
ADT is associated with significantly increased cardiovascular morbidity in men with prostate cancer and may lower overall survival in men with low‐risk disease.
In plain English what that means is that guys who get ADT to help prevent death from prostate cancer may end up dying sooner than those who DON’T get the treatment…
Especially if they have the low-risk variety of prostate cancer.
And most prostate cancers are low-risk — especially if you are diagnosed later in life.
So getting ADT is pretty risky business for a lot of guys.
Also, if you lower your androgens — your male hormones — then you are going to feel like crud.
Men who do this have lower energy levels, lower sex drive, and often lose muscle mass.
It’s really crappy.
For me, this data means asking lots of questions about how low or high risk your prostate cancer actually is.
Many men can live with prostate cancer from the time they are diagnosed to the time they die with no intervention at all.
Personally, I wouldn’t be inclined to ever go on any kind of androgen deprivation therapy, but you have to make your own decisions about what you should or shouldn’t do in your particular situation.
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The biggest thing I’ve found in treating and preventing prostate problems is this:
It’s vital to keep estrogen and prolactin from getting too high.
Or else you run the risk of getting an inflamed, swollen prostate…
…and suffering from problems like having to go all the time, struggling to go, and waking up all night long.
That’s why my ‘prostate shrinking machine’ works so well for me.
It keeps estrogen and prolactin low, T high, and protects my prostate — and I don’t need to take anything dangerous or expensive or get any special procedures.