Do blood pressure medications affect your prostate?

Q: How do BP meds affect your PSA or prostate?

A: A prostate specific antigen (PSA) level is used to screen for prostate cancer. Blood pressure medications do not need to be stopped before being tested. An elevated PSA level does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. For a good understanding of the test click here. In people who have a non-cancerous enlargement of their prostate gland and high blood pressure, alpha blockers are often recommended for treatment because this type of drug helps control both conditions.

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