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Doctor insights on: Pumpkin Seed Oil Causes Gynecomastia

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Are there any health benefits of pumpkin seed oil?

Pumpkin seeds: Though not as well studied as I would like there are benefits to these seeds based on their composition. Go to http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=82 for a good overview. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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How much pumpkin seed oil can you take daily for depression?

How much pumpkin seed oil can you take daily for depression?

L-tryptophan: The speculative reason to take pumpkin seed oil for depression is that it contains l-tryptophan, an amino acid. Pumpkin seed oil has not been studied in depression, to my knowledge but l-tryptophan has been studied at 300-4000mg per day. Since only a very small amount of l-tryptophan is available per gram of oil, it is not worth it to take the oil. Better to just take l-tryptophan directly. ...Read more

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Could be harmful to take fish oil and pumpkin seed oil capsules together?

Could be harmful to take fish oil and pumpkin seed oil capsules together?

Not at all: This is totally safe, a bit like having pumpkin pie after eating fish. While both fish oil and pumpkin seed oil are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, pumpkin seed oil contains omega 6 and other fatty acids not found in fish oil, so taking them together would give you a better balance of fatty acids. ...Read more

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Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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I have read that pumpkin seed oil stop the formation of DHT so I was wondering if your apply it directly to your hair or do you eat it in capsule form?

I have read that pumpkin seed oil stop the formation of DHT so I was wondering if your apply it directly to your hair or do you eat it in capsule form?

No: Folks online make this stuff up as pranks. If this actually worked, it would be dispensed to the balding scientists at the NIH. If you want to slow male pattern baldness, a scientific physician can offer you some meds. Or you can embrace your masculinity, exercise hard, shave your head, and look better and be healthier than any of the other men. ...Read more

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Will pumpkin seed oil make cowper's gland bigger?

Will pumpkin seed oil make cowper's gland bigger?

Cowpers: Perhaps you discovered something new but science has not investigated it properly so I can't give you an honest answer. We call it the bulbourethral gland. ...Read more

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Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc?

Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc?

Not a problem: Pumpkin SEEDS are a good source of minerals like zinc. The oil from the seeds does not contain the minerals. So have as much of the oil as you'd like and look to a quality source to get 25-50 mg of supplemental zinc per day. ...Read more

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I am taking herbal supplements fish oil, estrogen, multiple vitamin, hyaluronic acid, pumpkin seed oil. Are these safe to take with each other?

I am taking herbal supplements fish oil, estrogen, multiple vitamin, hyaluronic acid, pumpkin seed oil. Are these safe to take with each other?

Not really, but why?: Who knows? They may not even be safe by themselves, as you never really know what's in them to begin with. Why are you taking them in the first place. What are you attempting to fix, and how are you going to tell if any of them help -- what criteria are you going to use. They will commonly interact adversely with other supplements and also with prescription meds. Avoid at all costs. ...Read more

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Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

No: None of those items have an effect on the functioning of any birth control. I'm not sure I understand your question or why you mention what I think is a date (April 28th). Please ask again and try to be clear about what you need. Best. ...Read more

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Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with gallstones) then avoid them. ...Read more

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How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

Yes: Lavender oil contain some compounds which suppresses male hormones and mimics female hormones which causes gynecomastia in males,
Research has shown that this condition would resolve after discontinuation ...Read more

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What are the pumpkin seed allergy symptoms?

What are the pumpkin seed allergy symptoms?

Hives or worse: Pumpkin seed allergy is very unusual. The symptoms can be mild itching to severe anaphylaxis. See my blog I just published at http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/10/pumpkin-allergy/. ...Read more

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I'm 78 I frequently urinate often at night, what to do? Trying pumpkin seed extract to solve problem?

I'm 78 I frequently urinate often at night, what to do? Trying pumpkin seed extract to solve problem?

Nighttime urine: Causes of nocturia are: high fluid intake, untreated diabetes, congestive heart failure, edema of the legs, obstructive sleep apnea, diuretics, drugs such as digoxin, bladder obstruction or bladder overactivity. See a physician to get your diagnosis found and a treatment plan put into place. Lay off the extracted pumpkin seeds, as it does not seem to provide a cure for your problem. ...Read more

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I bit inside of my cheek and its not healing, its a chunck as big as a pumpkin seed, what should do to relieve the pain?

I bit inside of my cheek and its not healing, its a chunck as big as a pumpkin seed, what should do to relieve the pain?

Cheek bite: If it s the size of a pumpkin seed and is not healing you should see your doctor. At home remedies for mild bites are applying a past of baking soda an mylanta ove rthe ulcerated area three to four times a day. Your docotr could also give you a local anestehetic to apply voer it. Buccal lesions usulaly heal fast but if it is not it is concerning, so see md asap. ...Read more

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Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Yes: Pumpkin seed shells are edible- they probably test best when toasted in an oven. You might even try adding a salt free fat free seasoning for additional taste. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat a whole pumpkin seed without it hurting you?

Is it possible for you to eat a whole pumpkin seed without it hurting you?

Kind of pumpkin?: There are hundreds of "pumpkins" out there. Most are edible. If this is an edible type of pumpkin then you will be fine. Roasted pumpkin seeds, pepitas, are delicious and a good source of protein without cholesterol! The shell around them won't hurt you, and actually has fiber in it. Enjoy! Too much of any food can be bad, of course. ...Read more

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Does taking pumpkin seed really work against parasites?

Does taking pumpkin seed really work against parasites?

Pumpkin seeds: It is my understanding, that pumpkin seeds may help get rid of parasites. One needs to consume a lot however, and according to what I have read, that means 200-400 grams of pumpkin seeds (one half to one whole pound!). So, you could grind them up and make like a thick soup and drink it. If it were me, I would go to the dr. And take an anti-parasitic medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be right that pumpkin seed can cure enlarged prostate, ?

Could it be right that pumpkin seed can cure enlarged prostate, ?

Yes It Is True: Pumpkin seeds contain compound called phytosterols which may help shrink enlarged prostate
they also contain chemical that may prevent some conversion of testosterone into dht (dihydrotestosterone).High level of Dht are associated with enlarged prostate
you need to consume 1oz of shelled pumpkin seeds three times a day. ...Read more

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How can you stop pumpkin (carotene) turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?

How can you stop pumpkin (carotene) turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?

You don't: The vitamin A in the food selectively attaches to fat cells beneath the skin. The more you consume, the more will attach. The orange tinge is what the eye sees from the light bouncing off the vitamin A molecule as it hits your skin. ...Read more

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A lot of white seed like thing in stool what could it be? Small, big but smaller than a pumpkin seed. I eat healthy (lot of seeds, chicken, rice)

A lot of white seed like thing in stool what could it be? Small, big but smaller than a pumpkin seed. I eat healthy (lot of seeds, chicken, rice)

Mucus with stool??: Could you be describing a coating of white mucus? Patients often report to me seeing mucus as white stringy or seed-like material on and/or in stool. Mucus is a colon lubricant, but when present in large volume it may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, & even sloughed colon lining due to variety of diseases. Testing is easy--see doc. ...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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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Yes and More: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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I have had a very slight case of gynecomastia all my life. Possibly caused by allergy medication?

Many causes: Many causes have been postulated for gynecomastia. Most fall under the category of "cause unknown". ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more