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Doctor insights on: Does Saw Palmetto Cause Insomnia

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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


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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. I'm 18 and I am wondering if these can cause breast cancer?

I am using a liquid extract that contains natural saw palmetto, fennel, fenugreek. I'm 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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Can saw palmetto improve my overall sexual function?

Can saw palmetto improve my overall sexual function?

Very doubtful: The usual claim for saw palmetto, which does have some physiologic effects, is as an aid in prostatic hyperplasia that makes it difficult for older men to urinate. The sex-enhancement claim is as a new one; perhaps you will make a discovery or the placebo effect will help. The safety profile's good. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I take zinc and saw palmetto I need to masturbate, why?

When I take zinc and saw palmetto I need to masturbate, why?

Good question, but..: Known to us, zinc & saw palmetto have been the common ingredients touted to promote prostate health and are often used by many men with marginal effects. As to how these may incite the urge to masturbate, it has been not specifically studied and confirmed. Hence it's hard to say why you experienced such; a placebo effect? For sex health, to http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html. ...Read more

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If I am taking saw palmetto can I also take ginger supplement?

If I am taking saw palmetto can I also take ginger supplement?

Yes: Both saw palmetto and ginger have many proven health benefits and there is no reason to not take them. Herbal medicines are often combined, in fact there are many herbal formulas that contain a dozen or more herbs. It is rare for there to be 2 herbs that can not be taken together. Re: omeprazole, please see http://tinyurl. Com/o6vr5sy and http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

See below: Saw palmetto - alternative medicine supposed to be beneficial in preventing prostate enlargement. Also used in bladder disorder and common cold.

Aldactone- used to treat resistant hypertension in obese pts, in pts with hyperaldosteronism, hypertension and sleep apnea patients, in some pts with increased protein loss in urine, congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis pts with fluid retention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone knows if it's safe to take red clover, fenugreek and saw palmetto capsules under 18?

Can you tell me if someone knows if it's safe to take red clover, fenugreek and saw palmetto capsules under 18?

Yes, with caution: These are all safe to take if under 18, but should be used with caution as they all can affect estrogen and other hormone levels. The question is why does this person want to take all 3? These could increase breast size- is that the reason? It might be wise to work with a practitioner knowledgeable in the use of these herbs. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 year old male and I have chylimdia I was wondering how long will it take for saw palmetto to cure me? I have also been taking echinacea

Worrisome plan: This germ will stay in your system for quite a while and your immune system may eventually clear it within a year or two. The supplements are like taking a sugar pill-worthless. While you wait, you can infect any girl you have sex with, condoms or not, and they can become sterile as a side effect. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? I will be transitioning from flomax (tamsulosin). What is proper way to handle the transition time?

How long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? I will be transitioning from flomax (tamsulosin). What is proper way to handle the transition time?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Saw palmetto and Flomax (tamsulosin) are two different drugs which affect the prostate in different ways. Saw palmetto is a herb that acts like Finasteride and supposedly reduces the size of the prostate. Studies have shown very little effect of saw palmetto on the prostate. Flomax (tamsulosin) does not affect the size of the prostate, relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate and its capsule and allows for better flow. ...Read more