Saturday, November 05, 2011
A personal cautionary tale on PSA screening and followup
Here’s a little lifestyle tip. At my last physical in October, at age 68, we found that my PSA had actually gone down. An appointment with a urologist is no longer necessary.
Why? Since my mother’s passing, there has not been help in the house and I have done my own cooking. I certainly eat less fat (particularly at breakfast). The lower fat diet probably explains the gradual reduction in the PSA number as well as better cholesterol numbers.
This could be a word to the wise in the medical debate over PSA screening and followup on elevated numbers for older men. It could also have a bearing on Medicare expenses.