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Does Saw Palmetto Cause Insomnia
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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