• Mohammed Mohammed
    April 29, 2009
    How to reduce PSA levels?
    Mohammed Mohammed
    April 29, 2009

    Is there any way to reduce PSA levels naturally, or with a medication?

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  • Dan
    Dan
    May 06, 2009
    Dan
    Dan
    May 06, 2009

    Hi Mohammed,

     

    Thanks for your question.  A high PSA in itself is not a problem - it is just an indicator that something else may be going wrong within the prostate.  Dr. Motola writes:

     

    "The most significant cause of an elevated PSA is prostate cancer. However, any condition that causes changes within the prostate can result in PSA elevations. Some of these include pre-cancerous changes of the prostate (Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia), prostate infections, inflammatory conditions of the prostate, prostatic stones and enlargement of the prostate (BPH)."

     

    You should follow up with your doctor to confirm that the elevation in PSA is not temporary, and then try to determine what might be causing it.  Your doctor may want to perform a prostate biopsy to check if prostate cancer is present.

     

    -Dan

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