Prostate specific antigen is also known as PSA. It was approved by the FDA in 1986. Every male who is above the age of 35 should know what their PSA is and how they can keep it low. No man wants to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. PSA is specific antigen that is produced by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland. This test is specific for monitoring prostate activity.
If the PSA is abnormal the Urologist suggests Biopsy, once the abnormal cells are found the patient is given the options for invasive procedures (Prostatectomy, Seed Implantation, External Beam Radiation, Proton Therapy, and Hormonal Therapy). These procedures produce erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
0-2.5 ng/ml levels are normal to low
2.6-10 ng/ml levels are moderate
10-19.9 ng/ml levels are elevated
20+ ng/ml levels are significantly elevated
Causes of Rising PSA
• Acute or chronic prostatitis
• Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
• Prostate cancer
• Prostate stones
• Urinary tract infections
• Prostate surgery or biopsy
• Rectal examination
• Cystoscopic examination
• Sexual intercourse
Do not panic with diagnosis of Prostate cancer and make a hasty decision. Be sure to work with your Doctor and order the PSA ZERO™ program. Keep your physiological function which nature has given you, and avoid over diagniosis and unnecessary procedures which can lead to loss of erection and urinary incontinence.