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.
Maybe for some. Maybe for some, not for most men. Some men have found that taking saw palmetto has relieved BPH symptoms. However, several large studies did not show that saw palmetto helped.

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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

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.
BPH. Both saw palmetto and "super beta prostate" are clinically unproven for relief of BPH symptoms.

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?

Effects vary. Everyone is not the same, so one medication may work better for you than the rest. There are really two main types of medications to help with the prostate - one opens the urination channel more and the others primarily help actually shrink the prostate itself (helping flow). All men will have prostate (plumbing-type)troubles if we live long enough.
Medical opinion. In the absence of solid evidence there are a variety of opinions. Feel free to try all three at different times and see what works best for you! You're the only one who can decide which one works best, balancing side effects and symptom relief, since everyone responds differently.
BPH. There is no data on efficacy of saw palmetto or any other herbal medications for prostate hypertrophy. I would not recommend any medication without any data in this era of evidence-based medicine.
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.

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.

Is saw palmetto and coffee a good combination to treat bph?

No. 1. Saw palmetto -- despite its widespread use, the best research studies (randomized, placebo-controlled) show no difference versus placebo 2. Coffee is a known bladder irritant and may give you worsening lower urinary tract symptoms (frequency, urgency, etc).
No. I am assuming you are not asking for yourself since BPH is unheard of at age 29.However saw palmetto and caffeine to treat BPH is not a recognized treatment. A study was done on saw palmetto and it was the same result with a placebo.

Is saw palmetto effective for preventing bph?

Yes. Some men find improvement in their voiding with saw palmetto. Medical studies have not been able to show a statistically significant effect.
No. While some men feel that saw palmetto improves their urinary symptoms, most well conducted studies do not show a benefit from saw palmetto. A recently published paper in jama showed that saw palmetto was no better than placebo. In addition, saw palmetto has never been shown to chnage or stop prostate growth.

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. What is better saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol, and how many mg per day. What other ingredients should it have?

320 mg/day (s.p.) There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of saw palmetto for prostate symptoms. Some research has shown that saw palmetto might modestly improve symptoms such as going to the bathroom at night in some men. But higher quality and more reliable research seems to indicate that saw palmetto has little or no benefit for reducing these symptoms. Any benefit is modest at best.