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Old 03-09-2010, 10:54 PM   #4
Jason Ramirez Jason Ramirez is offline
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Re: Should I be Worried About My Dad

I would think an increase in PSA levels is normal for your fatherís age. The prostate gland continues to age throughout a manís lifespan. The first spurt is at adolescence, the next is after 40. After 40 an aging prostate may affect urinary flow and functions. Does your father feel the need to use the bathroom frequently, especially during the night?

It is great that your father has regular checkups and is in otherwise good health. Further tests with the urologist can diagnose the problem, if any. If medication is to be given, you may want to ask the doctor about nutritional supplements for prostate health which have lesser side effects. Beta sitosterol has been known to help an aging prostate.