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What are the benefits of saw palmetto?

What are the benefits of saw palmetto?

Not much: For a long time it was believed that saw palmetto helped ease the urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate (bph). But the most recent data, which includes pooled data from many trials (cochrane review) shows that saw palmetto just doesn't do much good. If a man has obstructive urinary symptoms, he is probably better off taking tamsulosin (flomax) or rapaflo (silodosin). ...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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Can a 21 y/o male take saw palmetto, a blood thinner? Any benefits to it? I find i fall asleep much better but not sure why.

Can a 21 y/o male take saw palmetto, a blood thinner? Any benefits to it? I find i fall asleep much better but not sure why.

Herbal: Saw palmetto sold prostrate problems. Nih studied it and it has no benefits. In some cases of prostratic hypertrophy may help symptoms but no real affect on outcome. Don't waste ur money. If have access to herbal pdr can look it up. German commission e does not consider it useful. Very authoritative. ...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

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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 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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What does saw palmetto do for men?

What does saw palmetto do for men?

Herb for prostate: There is some suggestion that taking this herb might improve prostatic obstruction in middle aged and older men. The research data is very thin and the evidence shows it is unlikely. Also there is no regulation in this area so you cannot be sure that the contents of the bottle match the hype on the label. ...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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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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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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Is saw palmetto safe for younger men in their early twenties?

Is saw palmetto safe for younger men in their early twenties?

Yes but why?: What symptoms are you having that make you think you need to take saw palmetto? Saw palmetto has traditionally been used for enlarged prostate in older men. Studies have shown it to be ineffective at treating urinary problems in this group. Saw palmetto is safe for you to take but i would not waste my money on it. I would advise seeing your md. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto elevate cpk?

Nk: This is use fo prostate inflamation.And CPK is not really affect. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto be taken with milk?

Can saw palmetto be taken with milk?

Probably: You should follow the manufacturer's recommendations for this supplement. Remember, supplements are not medications, and as such are not regulated by the fda in terms of their efficacy (do they work) or safety (will they cause side effects or interact with other medications). ...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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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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Does saw palmetto have any side effects?

Does saw palmetto have any side effects?

Mild: Can upset your stomach; it's contraindicated in pregnancy. Forgive me, my question is why a 21 year old man is taking this stuff, which is at best a weak anti-androgen for old guys with bad prostates. If somebody's told you it's "good for your general well-being" -- bc, there is no such pill, in any system of medicine! ask your personal physician whether it's wise to continue. ...Read more

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Saw palmetto 10% oil is for male or female?

Saw palmetto 10% oil is for male or female?

Usually Male: It is usually used as a herbal remedy to treat the prostate, a gland in men, with some questionable effectiveness. However, it has been used for everything from asthma to breast enlargement, but it is considered ineffective. (also used for (but ineffective), coughs, colds, baldness, sore throat, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain, an aphrodisiac, relaxation, migraines, diuretic, infections, . ...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