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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Does saw palmetto cause moobs or not?

Does saw palmetto cause moobs or not?

No: "Moobs" are the result of estrogen causing excess growth of breast tissue. ...Read more

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Could saw palmetto cause high testosterone?

Could saw palmetto cause high testosterone?

Anything's possible: But saw palmetto is not known to increase testosterone. Generally, saw palmetto is used to decrease the conversion of testosterone to one of its metabolites called DHT. Elevated levels of DHT may contribute to enlargement of the prostate gland. Thus, many men use saw palmetto with the hopes that it will arrest the development of an enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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Does saw palmetto cause impotence?

Does saw palmetto cause impotence?

Prostate treatment: Yes, possibly. All medications to treat prostate troubles except for antibiotics can affect the semen production and the libido. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto cause man boobs?

Possibly but...: Saw palmetto is reported to occasionally cause gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) but no one knows how common this is. It is not very common, as I have had many patients take this and none have reported this. Saw palmetto interferes with the conversion of testosterone to DHT. DHT aggravates prostate enlargement and baldness, but topical DHT may be effective in treating gynecomastia. ...Read more

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I had my prostate removed cause of cancer. would countinueing taking saw palmetto help any with my urinary heath.

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 more

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Could saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Could saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Equivocal: Some trials of saw palmetto vs other agents in prostate enlargement did show lowered libido and ejaculatory problems (not erectile dysfunction) with saw palmetto. http://tinyurl.com/kgv9tdc however, patients in these studies also had prostate problems, which makes it harder to attribute cause for these issues. Many were lost to follow up, so we don't know if the difficulties continued. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

No: Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/saw-palmetto-side-effects.html. However, if you're taking saw palmetto to deal with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), be aware that BPH can cause erectile dysfunction. Interestingly, Cialis is approved to treat both ED and LUTS caused by BPH. Go see your family doc for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Can taking finasteride 1mg, along with saw palmetto extract(Serenoa Serrulata) which is an ingredient in my shampoo cause an interaction?

Can taking finasteride 1mg, along with saw palmetto extract(Serenoa Serrulata) which is an ingredient in my shampoo cause an interaction?

I'd Stick With Suave: I don't think so. Saw Palmetto is pretty mild in those concentrations and the two chemicals work by slightly different mechanisms. Hey! I have an idea...mash up a bunch of finasteride pills , mix with olive oil and shmear it all over your scalp...well...no...too expensive. But seriously, I wouldn't worry except whether saw palmetto at those concentrations in the shampoo do anything at all. ...Read more

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On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto.Could s.p. Cause negative effects on the brain?

On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto.Could s.p. Cause negative effects  on the brain?

Here are some ...: Conflicting information abounds on any subject around; likewise, does saw palmetto. Professionally, I have never heard or read on your concerned question of its affecting brain function. Known to us, behind what we know always hides something we still don't know. Thus far, I would not over-concern about it. But, if any concern, just don't take it, and it would not do any good for one at 21 anyway. ...Read more

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Please respond. Are DHT blockers like saw palmetto and propecia (finasteride) safe for men? Will that cause libido problems? Or does it just depend? I'm confused.

Please respond. Are DHT blockers like saw palmetto and propecia (finasteride) safe for men? Will that cause libido problems? Or does it just depend? I'm confused.

Variable: 5 out of 100 men taking Propecia (finasteride) will experience a sexual side effect as reported in the initial studies. All men returned to normal function after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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I am using a liquid extract that contains natural saw palmetto, fennel, fenugreek. Im 18 and I am wondering if these can cause breast cancer?

I am using a liquid extract that contains natural saw palmetto, fennel, fenugreek. Im 18 and I am wondering if these can cause breast cancer?

At 18 why worry: about breast cancer , have healthy habbits avoid illicit drugs , regular exercises , good balanced diet , and another 18 yrs from now go for regular breast emanation , the products you are using has no scientific proof will cause or prevent breast cancer ...Read more

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Is saw palmetto safe to take?

Is saw palmetto safe to take?

FYI: The Journal of the American Medical Association reported on a double-blind study that eleven North American clinics conducted on 369 men. The study found that saw palmetto fruit extract failed to reduce urinary tract symptoms more than placebo. ...Read more

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Saw palmetto, what is the considered best strength?

Saw palmetto, what is the considered best strength?

Unclear ...: "Too" many brands of saw palmetto herbal preparations around tout their wonderful health effect to the prostate, but its "real" touted benefits have failed to stand the test of scientific randomized, double-blinded clinical study. As to its "best" strength, it remains unknown/unclear. So, in use, if you will, use it in moderation and see. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto elevate cpk?

Can saw palmetto elevate cpk?

Nk: This is use fo prostate inflamation.And CPK is not really affect. ...Read more

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Is saw palmetto good for the prostate?

Is saw palmetto good for the prostate?

Probably not: There's much "pop" / "traditional" support and a believable mechanism of action, but it failed the last three out of three big controlled studies. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto reverse psa?

No documented: Evidence. There is no scientifically valid evidence establishing that saw palmetto can reverse elevated psa. Saw palmetto may relieve symptoms of mild prostatic enlargement. ...Read more

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Will saw palmetto raise blood pressue?

Will saw palmetto raise blood pressue?

No: This herb doesn't appear to have any reproducible positive or negative effect on blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto affect sexual function?

Can saw palmetto affect sexual function?

Doubtful: Saw palmetto has never been shown to have any beneficial medicinal effects in regard to prostate or sexual function when compared to placebo. Having said that, it likely does no harm and. Many people do take it based on anecdotal or testimonial evidence. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more