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Can Saw Palmetto Help With Pcos
No evidence it helps: In fact no real evidence that it helps anything but manufacturer's ; seller's bank accounts?. ...Read more
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
Can saw palmetto supplements help in reducing androstenedione levels in pcos and help with irregular periods and hairloss?
See professionals...: Please go to see your professionals. I would advise anyone should second guess your concerns. Meanwhile, gear up a regular healthy lifestyle and avoid any overindulgence and obsession, which are the most common chronic killers of life, yet least mentioned because of political correctness and commercialism. Best wish... ...Read more
The only reason I am on birth control pill is due to pcos related hair loss, will adding saw palmetto help hair loss or will it counter birth control.
Saw palmetto: There is no evidence that it will help your hair, but evidence that it may interfere with your birth control. Are you on Metformin for the real problem with PCOS and testosterone? That being insulin resistance. If not suggest it to your physician or see an endocrinologist. Your best bet would be to see a dermatologist for help with your hair loss. ...Read more
No evidence: Saw palmetto standardized extract, 160 mg two times daily may lower levels of male hormones in the body. But there is no reliable research on whether it decreases hair growth or is otherwise effective in pcos. ...Read more
Don't think it helps: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
I had my prostate removed cause of cancer. would countinueing taking saw palmetto help any with my urinary heath.
No, ...: After radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, there would be no more prostate tissue to be acted upon. So, saw palmetto would not help improve urination; you may stop its use if still on. More? Ask local doctor or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC to reach me. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto (serenoa repens) is often taken for male urinary symptoms. Due to the assumed mechanism, some think it can also grow hair. But according to the best studies it doesn't actually help in either department. It seems this herb is not very useful except for the ever-present placebo effect. See the cochrane review for more information: http://goo.Gl/ne4yst. ...Read more
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