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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...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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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