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Is saw palmetto effective for preventing bph?

Is saw palmetto effective for preventing bph?

Yes: Some men find improvement in their voiding with saw palmetto. Medical studies have not been able to show a statistically significant effect. ...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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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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What is saw palmetto?

What is saw palmetto?

Prostate Health: It is a natural product that should help the prostate. Studies however have not shown that it really helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop flomax (tamsulosin) and replace it w saw palmetto g for benighn prostate enlargement.

Is it safe to stop flomax (tamsulosin) and replace it w saw palmetto g for  benighn prostate enlargement.

Changing treatment: Yes. It is safe. The only outstanding question would the saw palmetto be strong enough to treat your prostate hypertrophy. You will know within seven days after the change. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Cialis with 450 mg saw palmetto?

Is  it ok to take Cialis with 450 mg saw palmetto?

Use cialis: Saw palmetto is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols. The only substance that cannot be taken with drugs like Cialis are nitrates. If you are not on nitroglycerin, you should have no low BP caused by taking Cialis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit(s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. ...Read more

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Is proscar (finasteride) actually good for scars?

Is proscar (finasteride) actually good for scars?

Maybe: I am not familiar with proscar, (finasteride) but the only thing i know of that will help scar appearance is topical silicone. In the past we have used silicone sheets to put on scars, but now there are many different types of silicone preparations out there in the drug stores. I recommend scar guard. You paint it on twice a day. ...Read more

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Is saw palmetto and coffee a good combination to treat bph?

Is saw palmetto and coffee a good combination to treat bph?

No: I am assuming you are not asking for yourself since BPH is unheard of at age 29.However saw palmetto and caffeine to treat BPH is not a recognized treatment. A study was done on saw palmetto and it was the same result with a placebo. ...Read more

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How dangerous is using sildenafil citrate and how effective it is?

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How dangerous is using sildenafil citrate and how effective it is?

Here is...: Sildenafil (viagra) is effective for ed with high safety profile; but no drug is 100% free of side effect. Its effectiveness is dictated by the degree of erectile functional loss from the accumulating effects of vessel/nerve-related changes by aging ; diseases, drugs, etc. Drug is able to boost up the function to cover the functional loss to a degree, but undesirable aging effect continue to pile. ...Read more

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How effective is resveratrol?

How effective is resveratrol?

Very: Resveratrol is derived from the skin of grapes. It is a powerful antioxidant that detoxifies free radicals in the blood, which have an adverse effect on our arteries. It is highly concentrated in liquid or pill or capsule form as opposed to eating lots of grapes or drinking lots of wine. You can by it in any pharmacy it is supposed to make you feel younger & to live longer. ...Read more

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How is saw palmetto when person has a foley?

How is saw palmetto when person has a foley?

Okay: This won't hurt. In many observational studies, this was thought to help with urine blockage. However, in a very large randomized trial funded by the nih it was shown to be no better than placebo. Consider an alpha-blocker such as doxazosin or tamsulosin instead. These are prescriptions with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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I'm advised to take nifedipine for the treatment of erectile disfunction . But i saw a writing that nifedipine works as male contraceptives. Is it?

I'm advised to take nifedipine for the treatment of erectile disfunction . But i saw a writing that nifedipine works as male contraceptives. Is it?

Nifedipine for BP: Nifedipine is an antihypertensive drug which is prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris and is not prescribed for erectile dysfunction.It is not used as male contraceptive.You should check your information is incorrect.Talk to your doctor what you are taking Nifedipine for. ...Read more

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