Ten years ago (age 61), my integrative medicine doctor suggested that I check out my arterial calcification. His idea was that if calcification was minimal, I would never have to worry about it again. My regular doctor would have said that I should only go for it if I was prepared to get treatment should the result go the other way.
The test is cheap (in the U.S.). I walked into the imaging center, paid my $136 (not covered by insurance) & was seen within minutes. The test is not invasive & is over in less than 10 minutes.
It measures calcification of arteries in/out of the heart.
Two of the four readings showed zero calcification.
My wife had started using vitamin K2 at the same time as me. She had the scan 3 years after I did & all four of her readings were zeros. Her doctor said that it was unheard of for a 65 year-old woman to have zero calcification (& normal bone density).
I had a vague idea that I would have a repeat scan at some time, to verify that vitamin K2 had finished the job & that I also had four zeros.
But recently, I became concerned that my PCa protocol (3 months castrate + 3 months high testosterone, that I began some time after the scan) might have had a negative effect on the arteries. So, ten years after (last Monday), I had the test again (now $157) & here are the results:
LEFT MAIN CORONARY ARTERY: 17 (previously 0)
LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY: 196 (previously 22)
CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY: 35 (previously 0)
RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY: 37 (previously 13)
TOTAL CALCIUM SCORE: 285 (previously 35)
CALCIUM SCORE GUIDELINES:
0: This is a negative exam.
1-10: Significant coronary artery disease is very unlikely.
11-100: There are likely to be minimal to mild coronary stenoses.
101-400: Moderate, non-obstructive coronary artery disease is highly likely.
Greater than 401: There is a high likelihood of at least one significant coronary stenosis."
My doctor was wrong about never having to worry about it again. With castrate testosterone, everything changes.
Has anyone here reversed calcification (other than via vitamin K2)?