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Doctor insights on: Saw Palmetto Permanent Side Effects

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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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What are the side effects of saw palmetto topical solution?

Saw palmetto: While I can't think of any harmful effects of topical saw palmetto, I also can't think of any medicinal benefits of applying topically? ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from using saw palmetto topical solution?

Saw palmetto: While I can't think of any harmful effects of topical saw palmetto, I also can't think of any medicinal benefits of applying topically? ...Read more

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I stopped taking saw palmetto 5 months ago due to the side effects (ed, no libido, reduced semen volume). I was wondering if these can be reversed?

I stopped taking saw palmetto 5 months ago due to the side effects (ed, no libido, reduced semen volume). I was wondering if these can be reversed?

See an urologist: Your symptoms have many causes : vascular, neurological, chronic diseases like diabetes, thyroid and finally stress or even psycological. Low testosterone is best decreed and treated by a trained md. Urologist again. ...Read more

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I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto? Thanks

I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto? Thanks

What side effect (s)?: Not certain which specific side effect (s) you're referring to. Also, finasteride is 1000 x's more potent than beta-sitosterol, which is 100-1000 x's more potent than saw palmetto: it is unlikely that switching will offer you any efficacy/benefit. ...Read more

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Is the inhibitory actions on androgen receptors from saw palmetto long lasting or permanent?

Is the inhibitory actions on androgen receptors from saw palmetto long lasting or permanent?

Wrong question: Any benefit from saw palmetto is tiny. Prescription 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are very effective, absolutely safe, and low in cost. Finasteride or dutasteride 1 a day. The effects on prostate and hair require continued use. Dutasteride is more effective for hair. They do not act on androgen receptors. They inhibit the formation of DHT. ...Read more

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My hair is losing in the sides. Does biotin or saw palmetto help?

My hair is losing in the sides. Does biotin or saw palmetto help?

Don't think it helps: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Could saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Could saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Equivocal: Some trials of saw palmetto vs other agents in prostate enlargement did show lowered libido and ejaculatory problems (not erectile dysfunction) with saw palmetto. Http://tinyurl. Com/kgv9tdc however, patients in these studies also had prostate problems, which makes it harder to attribute cause for these issues. Many were lost to follow up, so we don't know if the difficulties continued. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Help plz! Can saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

No: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/saw-palmetto-side-effects. Html. However, if you're taking saw palmetto to deal with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), be aware that BPH can cause erectile dysfunction. Interestingly, Cialis is approved to treat both ED and LUTS caused by BPH. Go see your family doc for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How safe are DHT blocking products like propecia/finasteride/saw palmetto? Side efx like gynecomastia and libido loss... Are those common at all? Help.

How safe are DHT blocking products like propecia/finasteride/saw palmetto? Side efx like gynecomastia and libido loss... Are those common at all? Help.

Saw palmetto: Is an unregulated supplement that has bio-identical properties, but is not standardized. If you are concerned about male pattern baldness, try using minoxidil and finasteride. Side effects are uncommon but possible. Try them and monitor for side effects. You can stop if dissatisfied with results. Claims that effects are long lasting seem dubious. ...Read more

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What are the effects of saw palmetto and birth control?

What are the effects of saw palmetto and birth control?

Less effective: "some birth control pills contain estrogen. Saw palmetto might decrease the effects of estrogen in the body. Taking saw palmetto along with birth control pills might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. If you take birth control pills along with saw palmetto, use an additional form of birth control such as a condom." www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/971.Html. ...Read more

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What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

See below: Saw palmetto - alternative medicine supposed to be beneficial in preventing prostate enlargement. Also used in bladder disorder and common cold.

Aldactone- used to treat resistant hypertension in obese pts, in pts with hyperaldosteronism, hypertension and sleep apnea patients, in some pts with increased protein loss in urine, congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis pts with fluid retention. ...Read more

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Will taking saw palmetto reduce the positive effects of testosterone replacement theropy?

Will taking saw palmetto reduce the positive effects of testosterone replacement theropy?

Probably not. ..: The benefits of taking saw palmetto has remained unclear and conflicting despite research of decades.
Facing so much uncertainty, I would suggest: Always test T-level before TRT, test T-level 1-2 months later to see how TRT raises T-level and evaluate clinical response, then add saw palmetto and test T-level in 1-2 months to see how the change of T can be. Ask Doc timely for reasonable details. ...Read more

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On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto. Could s.p. Cause negative effects on the brain?

On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto. Could s.p. Cause negative effects on the brain?

Here are some. ..: Conflicting information abounds on any subject around; likewise, does saw palmetto. Professionally, I have never heard or read on your concerned question of its affecting brain function. Known to us, behind what we know always hides something we still don't know. Thus far, I would not over-concern about it. But, if any concern, just don't take it, and it would not do any good for one at 21 anyway. ...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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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?

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?

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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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

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How much of saw palmetto should take someone which suffers from prostate?

It varies, but: It varies depending upon the preparation, but safety and efficacy have never been established. What kind of prostate problem do you have? Check w/your doctor. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto and maca root be taken together, or in the same day at seperate times?

Can saw palmetto and maca root be taken together, or in the same day at seperate times?

Yes: Maca root has no studies showing reactions with other drugs or naturals such as saw palmetto. Both are sold otc which meas the fda has deemed safe for usage.

I would suspect no problems but being careful and look up both from time to time on the internet. Companies selling them would not be happy if reaction reported. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I consume 480mg of saw palmetto and 1, 830mg of fenugreek every day for a month what will happen?

Depends: No one can really answer this question. Everyone reacts differently to things, and we cannot predict the future. What are you trying to accomplish? ...Read more