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Doctor insights on: Should I Take Saw Palmetto After My Prostate Surgery

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

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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I just stopped flomax (tamsulosin) after 2 years. Is it a problem if I take super beta prostate and saw palmetto at the same time? Would this be dangerous?

I just stopped flomax (tamsulosin) after 2 years. Is it a problem if I take super beta prostate and saw palmetto at the same time? Would this be dangerous?

Probably not: There shouldn't be a problem. However, just because quarterback joe likes it (and gets paid to be a shill for it) doesn't mean it works. I'd talk to my doctor and i'd be very careful about stopping Flomax (tamsulosin) and depending on unproven therapy. ...Read more

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Going from flomax (tamsulosin) to finest nutrition extra strength. 4x prostate. It has 320mg saw palmetto, zinc, pygem, b-6. It says 1 a day. Can I take 2 if needed?

Going from flomax (tamsulosin) to finest nutrition extra strength. 4x prostate. It has 320mg saw palmetto, zinc, pygem, b-6. It says 1 a day. Can I take 2 if needed?

Waste of money: There is no good data on any of the expensive special mixes of "herbs and spices" in things like "4x prostate." but at least some snake oil salesman has a nice yacht. Note that there is good data that saw palmetto is not better than placebo. (for the record, I have nothing against the placebo effect).
Follow this link to the cochrane database summary:
http://goo. Gl/zkuqib. ...Read more

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Can taking saw palmetto relieve benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Can taking saw palmetto relieve benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Yes.: Does not hurt the person and has definite, albeit mild benefits. If I were on a medication for bph, I would take this supplement. ...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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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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I had my prostate removed cause of cancer. Would countinueing taking saw palmetto help any with my urinary heath.

I had my prostate removed cause of cancer. Would countinueing taking saw palmetto help any with my urinary heath.

No, . ..: After radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, there would be no more prostate tissue to be acted upon. So, saw palmetto would not help improve urination; you may stop its use if still on. More? Ask local doctor or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC to reach me. Best wish. .. ...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.

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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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 it safe to stop flomax (tamsulosin) and replace it w saw palmetto g for benighn prostate enlargement.

Changing treatment: Yes. It is safe. The only outstanding question would the saw palmetto be strong enough to treat your prostate hypertrophy. You will know within seven days after the change. ...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?

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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28 and diagnosed with prostate enlargement, having urinary retention. Taking one table of tamsulosin once a day. Is ok if taking saw palmetto with it?

28 and diagnosed with prostate enlargement, having urinary retention. Taking one table of tamsulosin once a day. Is ok if taking saw palmetto with it?

OK but ineffective: Traditional herbal medicine take for wide spectrum of conditions. Well conducted clinical trials have demonstrated saw palmetto to be no more effective than placebo for treating effects of prostate enlargement. Thus likely will neither harm or help. ...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?

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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Cycoscospy my diagnosis was cronic prostatitis im 26 weird huh perscribed flomax (tamsulosin) should I take saw palmetto as well at the same time?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis can occur at any age after puberty. Flomax (tamsulosin) will relax the prostate and make it easier to urinate but likely won't be needed long term as it is primarily used for BPH and you are too young for bph. ...Read more

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I had urethral dilation, for a stricture 4 days ago. Can I take saw palmetto i"am 48 years old?

I had urethral dilation, for a stricture 4 days ago. Can I take saw palmetto i"am 48 years old?

Urethral stricture: Although there is some evidence to suggest that Saw Palmetto works with benign prostatic hypertrophy, I know of nothing to suggest it helps with strictures. This is a mechanical obstruction that responded best to dilatation. I would follow the advice of my urologist. ...Read more

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I'm currently on a progestin-only birth control pill. Can I take saw palmetto extract supplements without any drug interference?

I'm currently on a progestin-only birth control pill. Can I take saw palmetto extract supplements without any drug interference?

None known: There aren't any known interactions between those two. But that may just be because no research has been done about this potential interaction. ...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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When I take zinc and saw palmetto I need to masturbate, why?

When I take zinc and saw palmetto I need to masturbate, why?

Good question, but..: Known to us, zinc & saw palmetto have been the common ingredients touted to promote prostate health and are often used by many men with marginal effects. As to how these may incite the urge to masturbate, it has been not specifically studied and confirmed. Hence it's hard to say why you experienced such; a placebo effect? For sex health, to http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html. ...Read more

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If I am taking saw palmetto can I also take ginger supplement?

If I am taking saw palmetto can I also take ginger supplement?

Yes: Both saw palmetto and ginger have many proven health benefits and there is no reason to not take them. Herbal medicines are often combined, in fact there are many herbal formulas that contain a dozen or more herbs. It is rare for there to be 2 herbs that can not be taken together. Re: omeprazole, please see http://tinyurl. Com/o6vr5sy and http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone knows if it's safe to take red clover, fenugreek and saw palmetto capsules under 18?

Can you tell me if someone knows if it's safe to take red clover, fenugreek and saw palmetto capsules under 18?

Yes, with caution: These are all safe to take if under 18, but should be used with caution as they all can affect estrogen and other hormone levels. The question is why does this person want to take all 3? These could increase breast size- is that the reason? It might be wise to work with a practitioner knowledgeable in the use of these herbs. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 year old male and I have chylimdia I was wondering how long will it take for saw palmetto to cure me? I have also been taking echinacea

I'm a 21 year old male and I have chylimdia I was wondering how long will it take for saw palmetto to cure me? I have also been taking echinacea

Worrisome plan: This germ will stay in your system for quite a while and your immune system may eventually clear it within a year or two. The supplements are like taking a sugar pill-worthless. While you wait, you can infect any girl you have sex with, condoms or not, and they can become sterile as a side effect. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? I will be transitioning from flomax (tamsulosin). What is proper way to handle the transition time?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Saw palmetto and Flomax (tamsulosin) are two different drugs which affect the prostate in different ways. Saw palmetto is a herb that acts like Finasteride and supposedly reduces the size of the prostate. Studies have shown very little effect of saw palmetto on the prostate. Flomax (tamsulosin) does not affect the size of the prostate, relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate and its capsule and allows for better flow. ...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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Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and saw palmetto at the same time?

Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and saw palmetto at the same time?

Yes: Saw Palmetto and cipro (ciprofloxacin) can both be taken together without interfering with the effect of each drug. ...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