What causes high prostate levels?

Ah, the prostate. That elusive organ that men don’t really think about until there’s a problem with it. And one common problem is when those PSA levels (that stands for prostate-specific antigen, by the way) start to creep up and make doctors furrow their brows. But why does this happen? Let’s dive in.

What Is the Prostate Again?

Before we go talking about high levels, let’s talk briefly about what exactly the prostate is and what it does. In short, it’s a gland located between your bladder and penis that helps produce semen during ejaculation. It seems like only half of men actually know where this thing is located – so if you’re uncertain, consult Google or your local medical professional.

The size of your prostate can vary as you age but on average it’s around the size of a walnut – remarkable given all its functions! This tiny powerhouse contains muscle tissue – essential in helping push out ejaculate through ejaculation; glandular tissue- responsible for producing seminal fluid, containing sugars including fructose as well chemicals such as alkaline substances which help neutralize any acidic environments inside female reproductive system; also fibrous tissue surrounding both sets aforementioned types giving structural support to assist healthy function continue over time without harm getting done.

Now that we have an idea what we’re dealing with here let’s look into some reasons why PSA might rise

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number… Except When It Comes To Your Prostate

First things first: age plays a huge factor in these rising PSA levels (if only ageing could make us wiser instead). As mentioned earlier with increasing age comes an increase in normal-sized prostates since testosterone production lowers over time resulting eventually causing increases at baseline measures called “PSA”. A gentleman may see non-cancerous related symptoms develop such as BPH [Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia] which gradually enlarges it over many years.

Fun Fact: From their resting place near your kidenys the size of the Prostate Gland is roughly equivalent to four Plumps. So, when reading this – just visualise a large fruity serving on either side of that gland!

Medications and Supplements, Oh My!

Another factor in high PSA levels may be related to medications, including supplements (gasp!) The irony here is these substances marketed as “good for you” may actually be hindering certain areas of health; evidence shows use some over-the-counter medication s can affect both cancerous as well as noncancerous underlying developments to prostate putting up those PSA [levels].

Over-the-counter pain relievers such ibuprofen, aspirin have anti-inflammatory effects associated benefits — think things like reducing pain by suppressing inflammation. However prolonged use OTCs long-term could later increase risks developing BPH ()]. Taking this type dosage daily after age fifty should raise concerns anytime noticed issues present themselves (as an example) . Some herbal supplements have also been known to hike up [=increases]ones’ PSA levels too..the proverbial nail in the coffin…settle down people – we do mean figuratively speaking only here.

Are You Sure It’s Not Cancer?

Now let’s get one thing straight: while having high PSA levels could indicate prostate cancer , more often than not elevated measures are linked more benign conditions such ass BPH or prostatitis but getting medical consult early always prudent given lack signs early stages so very important investigate any abrupt rise measurements observed – particularly if were already falling then spiked upwards all sudden like a rocket 🚀.


Moving away from environment and lifestyle towards genetics remember how fanciful what happens poor pituitary gland communicating testicles made earlier in article? Well guess what else? Turns out one also not in any position choose genetic predisposition to abnormal prostate function (oh joy). By abnormal, we mean “recurring issues” – sorry if that definition made It sound more exciting than it actually is!

If father or brother had issues related prostate, then statistically-speaking chances can increase risk developing over time too. Not inevitable but good idea check up on things monitor things – all these precautions so worth making feel safer 😉

The Wrap Up

In conclusion PSA levels don’t require immediate intervention solely upon reaching any particular level since a lot of people with elevated numbers not diagnosed eventually develop cancer after biopsies taken.

Common occurrence? slow growths usually discovered unless symptoms associated diagnosis needed become apparent secondary further studies undertaken rule out cancerous form. If levels consistently high some physicians may recommend repeat testing within few months interval managing detect alarming trends earlier possible identifying possible underlying causes; seek advice from licensed medical professionals when dealing with such considerations.

But as always take into account relevant factors impacting own situation and schedule those important preventative checks for an easier long term future 🙏🏼

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