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Saw Palmetto Benefits
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. ...Read more
Using flomax for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate? Please be specific about benefits of each.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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