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If you are over 50 and starting to worry about your prostate health, you will have heard of the PSA test.
The PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test is one of the initial means of testing for prostate cancer.
PSA stands for “prostate specific antigen”. It is a protein produced by prostate cells.
However, a number of factors can contribute to a rise in PSA and there has been much debate as to the reliability of the PSA test.
So, let us review some of the factors that can increase PSA that aren’t prostate cancer.

0:00 – Prologue
1:32 – Aging
2:00 – Enlarged prostate
2:22 – Prostatitis
3:03 – Urinary Infections
3:34 – Sexual activity
3:50 – Pressure upon the prostate gland
4:12 – Outro
**Medical Disclaimer** The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

    35 replies to "What Factors Cause An Increase In PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Levels?"

    • michael norwood

      So easy to understand now.

      • Ben's Natural Health

        Thank you!


      Seldom do we get such lucid explanation on PSA. It’s useful to millions. A big thank u

      • Ben's Natural Health

        Hi Kumar, thank you so much for your support! PSA is such a key indicator of prostate health, we believe it is important for all men to understand what it means and what it can indicate.

    • Nick Schoombee

      I am 75 years old blood test show that prostate increase but no bleeding or pain urine not burn and so on

    • pro govt

      My husband 75 years old got a PSA result of 97.3.i don’t intend him to take a biopsy. What is the best nxt move?

      • Ransom Coates

        @George Heidke Sr Obviously you and your doctor decide what’s best, but it is true that in the digital test the doctor can only feel one half of the gland. For me he felt absolutely nothing, but the 4k blood test indicated a biopsy was necessary (which was not nearly as bad as people say. They knocked me out, I had no pain afterwards, and exactly one incident only of blood in the urine). The biopsy showed a 10 mm. lesion on the back side of the gland. Hope you continue in good health.

      • George Heidke Sr

        @Ransom Coates I do hope your test was negative & you are well. I just won’t do a biopsy just so they can poke around, unless they found a lump. then I’d consider a “targeted” procedure.

      • Ransom Coates

        @George Heidke Sr I should have mentioned that I had one of these new fancy MRI’s before the biopsy that showed something suspicious. The lesion was definitely malignant, unfortunately. Now they want a Pet scan, since there was perineural invasion. And my PSA was never higher than 5.5. There is very little public awareness or concern for the serious cancer risk men have. Given how men are being demonized by the culture that is unlikely to change.

      • Ransom Coates

        @George Heidke Sr Makes sense. Stay well.

    • Ben's Natural Health

      Hi everyone! Thank you for your views and support 💚.

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      • Ben's Natural Health

        @Cooking Inamo You’re very welcome!

    • Walter Vidal

      Thank you for the information. I’ve been looking for an answer but can find one. Had a negative Biopsy, then 3 weeks later a, PSA OF 26.3 (was 21.6 before the Biopsy) ??.?? May have another PSA test nx Jan.

      • Kodi Guy

        How are you doing so far? I have a PSA of 9.5 last week. I don’t have any prostate symptoms at all and just waiting for my doctor’s response. This video help calmed down my worriess a bit. Goodluck to you and I hope you’re okay.

    • Mumtaz Ahmed

      Thank you for the useful explanation. 👍

      • Ben's Natural Health

        You are welcome! Feel free to send us a message or check our website if you have other concerns:

    • A S

      Very honest video.

      • Ben's Natural Health

        Thank you!

    • Robert Reagan

      One tablespoon of flax seed ground in my oatmeal and NO Nitrates meats and my PSA went from 0.7 to 0.28. and its been that low for 10 years , Thanks for your web site.

      • joe perry

        I’ve had some good luck with baking soda before the doctors visit. Having a at home tester will definitely help a person explore better what raises psa.

    • mcdougal0

      Very informative thankyou.

      • Ben's Natural Health

        Thank you for watching!

    • Hawaii Kool

      Thanks for such precise & informative video…many questions were answered & so much anxiety & worry just removed in an instant! Insurance companies are ‘slaughtering’ innocent policyholders over such vague issues as high PSAs!

      • Ben's Natural Health

        You’re welcome! Glad you liked our videos.

    • Paul Malone

      I had an MRI and showed no areas of concern 3 weeks later I had a biopsy and had cancer ,there was a family history ,there is no one fix with prostate cancer diagnosis.and to here are many treatments .

    • George Heidke Sr

      Excellent Vid with a realistic assessment !! Too many people are scared into a biopsy. I have a PSA of 16 & no issues. I get a digital every 6 months. I would never get a biopsy just on the strength of that test. If the Dr found a “hard spot” that would be a different issue.

      • Ben's Natural Health

        Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Feel free to send us a message if you have other concerns.

      • Kodi Guy

        Hi! I am one of those scared, worried people. I did a blood test last week and I had a PSA reading of 9.5 . I’m still waiting to hear back from my doctor.

      • George Heidke Sr

        @Kodi Guy I have a PSA of 16 & regular exams have been negative for years. Make your decisions based on your age & the quality of life you wish to enjoy , and if they actually FIND anything.

    • Stephen Ricker

      Message was easy to understand and to the point. Well done. I’m trying Saw Palmetto and Ginger in capsule form.

    • Khalid Iqbal Official

      Thanks. Subscribed.

      • Ben's Natural Health

        Thank you! Hope you got value from our videos.

    • joe perry

      Acidic foods, hard running , bicycling, and acidic drinks and foods raise psa. Ph meters also can check for high psa levels without having to go to a doctors office. High blood pressure only at the doctors office will also raise your psa. Information about what raises psa levels needs to be shared publicly!

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