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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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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...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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Onflomax for BPH and starting super beta prostate. If it doesn't work for me is it ok to switch to saw palmetto? How long should I wait for it to work

Onflomax for BPH and starting super beta prostate. If it doesn't work for me is it ok to switch to saw palmetto? How long should I wait for it to work

Thanks for asking!: I was an investigator in an nih study adressing this question. The results were published and there was no difference between placebo and saw palmetto. ...Read more

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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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Was on .4mg flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Stopping flomax (tamsulosin) and have started .320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?

Was on .4mg flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Stopping flomax (tamsulosin) and have started .320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?

Not the same : Flomax (tamsulosin) is an fda approved medicine with known safety and efficacy. Saw palmetto has failed multiple controlled trials. You're welcome to take it; most supplements have a 20% placebo effect. ...Read more

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Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. What is better saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol, and how many mg per day. What other ingredients should it have?

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. What is better saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol, and how many mg per day. What other ingredients should it have?

320 mg/day (s.p.): There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of saw palmetto for prostate symptoms. Some research has shown that saw palmetto might modestly improve symptoms such as going to the bathroom at night in some men. But higher quality and more reliable research seems to indicate that saw palmetto has little or no benefit for reducing these symptoms. Any benefit is modest at best. ...Read more

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I use flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Some doctors on your site say to use saw palmetto - some say not to use but to use super beta prostate. Which is best and why?

Similar action: Saw palmetto is a natural product that actually has a version of the active ingredient in Finasteride (proscar)" a simolar drug to flomax, (tamsulosin) so may work as well. However, the dosing is very different in herbal products and the quality varies. Your physician can help you decide which product is best for you. ...Read more

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On .4mg flomax (tamsulosin) per day for bph. Can i get myself in trouble if i don't wean from flomax (tamsulosin) to saw palmetto? Pharmacist said slowly decrease flomax (tamsulosin) 1 mo.

Flomax (tamsulosin) : There is no particular benefit from "weaning" from Alpha blocker therapy. I would say that the benefit from otc saw palmetto is not likely to be anywhere close to that of prescription strength tamsulosin. ...Read more

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Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate? Please be specific about benefits of each.

Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate?  Please be specific about benefits of each.

Mo: Nothing that you mentioned shrinks the prostate. Flomax only relaxes the smoothe muscle component of the prostate. Otc products largely are ineffective. Prescription Proscar or Avodart (dutasteride) are the only drugs that actually shrink the prostate. ...Read more

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Just had tumt for enlarged prostate with catheter for 3 days. How long should I keep taking the saw palmetto? And what is the soonest to resume sex?

Saw palmetto : There is little to no benefit from taking saw palmetto following surgical treatment for enlargement of the prostate. Save your money. Sex can generally be resumed within 10-14 days as long as it does not cause undue pain. There likely will be blood in the semen for some time. ...Read more

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Am on .4mg/day flomax (tamsulosin). Switching to saw palmetto. Is finest nuitrition 450 (serenoa reopens) (fruit) a good brand to use for this transition?

Ask your pharmacist: Saw palmetto 150 mg and pygeum africanus 100 mg twice daily is an adequate daily dosing. Your pharmacist or herbal therapy provider should provide reliable brands. These chemicals are not fda regulated. ...Read more

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I have pcos and i want to use saw palmetto instead of spironolactone, is it a good replacement?

I have pcos and i want to use saw palmetto instead of spironolactone, is it a good replacement?

No evidence: Saw palmetto standardized extract, 160 mg two times daily may lower levels of male hormones in the body. But there is no reliable research on whether it decreases hair growth or is otherwise effective in pcos. ...Read more

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Is saw palmetto good for men or women or both?

Is saw palmetto good for men or women or both?

Here is ...: Saw palmetto has been used, studied, and touted for its minor anti-testosterone effect with indirect exaggeration of estrogen effect, and anti-inflammatory effect so to "shrink" prostate, treat acne, baldness... Some users swear by but who knows if those claimers are real users. Clinical experience in investigating these claimed effects is still scanty and inconclusive. So, you decide if money ... ...Read more

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I have high testosterone and androstenedione. Is it good for me to take saw palmetto? Or what else?

I have high testosterone and androstenedione. Is it good for me to take saw palmetto? Or what else?

It is not: Good for you to take anything, except a trip to your doctor's office to find out why, what and whether anything needs to be done to correct the problem. ...Read more

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Is saw palmetto any good for hair loss? Thanks

Is saw palmetto any good for hair loss? Thanks

No.: Saw palmetto is billed as an alternative to Finasteride for hair loss, but there is no credible evidence to support this, and no logical reason why it would work. The rationale is that both are also used for prostate enlargement, but there is no evidence that saw palmetto works on prostates either! only Finasteride and Minoxidil have been legitimately shown to prevent hair loss; stick with them. ...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 the benefit taking saw palmetto supplements?I'm 28 and recenty got mild uti(no pain, just leukocytes in urine).Is it good for me to take sawpal

What is the benefit taking saw palmetto supplements?I'm 28 and recenty got mild uti(no pain, just leukocytes in urine).Is it good for me to take sawpal

Probably useless: There is no evidence that saw palmetto has any beneficial effects on the urinary tract. Was once thought to be beneficial in treating enlarged prostates but double blind trials at numerous us clinics failed to reduce any urinary tract symptoms in > 300 men enrolled in the study. Thus suggest you save your money, saw palmetto, like many suppliments only benefit those who produce and sell them. Goo. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more