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Does Saw Palmetto Cause Insomnia
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Please respond. Are DHT blockers like saw palmetto and propecia safe for men? Will that cause libido problems? Or does it just depend? I'm confused.
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