PSA and Diet

PSA TESTING  —  Further Observations

We all understand piggy banks – put money in daily, it accumulates; take it out ??
What about PSA??  Our prostate puts protein in continuously, it enters our blood and must accumulate unless something takes it out.
   A recent report on the web follows PSA levels in the blood circuit indicating addition after the prostate gland and then removal.  Total PSA and Free PSA is reduced in the liver and Complexed PSA is reduced in the kidneys.   Is it actually ‘removed’ in the liver since the liver does not have a way to dispose of anything, except into bile?  Probably not.
   More likely, along with other proteins from our diet, our liver converts the PSA protein.  Proteins and carbohydrates are converted into fatty acids and triglycerides for storage and use in our cells.  It also oxidizes triglycerides to produce energy.
   Increasing protein in our diet would likely accomplish four things:
   1.   Increase the amount of protein available for body use.
   2    Increase the amount of protein in the blood
   3.   Direct the prostate not to produce unneeded and excess protein.
   4.   Reduce the amount and percent of PSA in the blood stream and lower PSA test results.
My personal history includes  38  PSA tests over 20 years showing a steady rise from 12 to 30’s, then as I significantly increased diet protein, dropping drastically to 17 in six months

Critics may say my history is a single event and insignificant.   Sorry; in Chemical Plants a single explosion is not considered a single insignificant event and only by studying each medical ‘event’ will we be able to understand our complex physiology.

I consider this observation to be uncommon, and perhaps original, because none of my seven urologists have mentioned diet as having any impact on PSA levels.  It was never a factor in their recommending or insisting on repeat biopsies because “with PSA readings of 30’s I must have metastatic cancer”.   Dr Bahn, after my UltraSound, disagreed.   Also I have never read of any researcher or research hospital mentioning diet in their reports on the “newest and latest on the PSA controversy”.

My hope is that this forum can create interest so researchers and urologists use correction factors for PSA readings before drawing conclusions.

Note:   I did not hop from urologist to urologist;  One died, three moved, one ‘walked me to the door’ after realizing he made an error, and I moved once.

Art Krugler    {dob 1927; 38 PSA’s,  hi 36  recent 17.6 ; 280 cc; density .06;  neg. biopsy 1991}

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