If I have been experiencing hair loss. Is saw palmetto safe for me?

Probably. It's possibly unsafe to use if you have a bleeding disorder, as the bleeding might get worse. As far as hair loss is concerned, used topically, the evidence that it helps is sketchy. Nevertheless, people use it. If you use it and it works, please write in again.

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Is saw palmetto any good for hair loss? Thanks

No. Saw palmetto is billed as an alternative to Finasteride for hair loss, but there is no credible evidence to support this, and no logical reason why it would work. The rationale is that both are also used for prostate enlargement, but there is no evidence that saw palmetto works on prostates either! only Finasteride and Minoxidil have been legitimately shown to prevent hair loss; stick with them. Read more...

My dr. Suggested saw palmetto vitamins for my hair loss and a testosterone suppressant. I'm a woman. Will it do something to me? I dont want to be manly

Here are some ... Did you have your sex-related hormones tested? Without testing them, how can you be followed for the effectiveness of Rx? As to saw palmetto + vitamins for hair loss, there is no reason or data to support their effectiveness for such use. Most reasonable bid for potentially best possible result is to seek pro-evaluation and counseling from dermatologist. Of course, practicing healthy lifestyle is. Read more...
See a REAL doctor. Hi. Hirsutism in women is usually of ovarian or adrenal etiology. If you have male pattern hair loss, hirsutism, and irregular periods, please see a REAL doctor who can help, without some hocus pocus BS herbal treatment. Get tested and, if indicated, get treatment shown to be effective and safe. Or else support your local snake oil salesman...your choice. Good luck! Read more...

Name given to blood test for possible Pancreas Damage? Been using Saw Palmetto for Hair loss have read on Medicine Plus Website possible Pancreas S/E

Not your job. It is not your job to order blood tests. If you have a concern then you address it with your family doctor. They will know exactly what tests should be ordered and how to interpret them. Read more...

Would you recommend a topical hair tonic that contains: Aminexil (kopexil)/ Anageline/ Saw palmetto/ Caffeine to slow down genetic hair loss?

Weird concoction. Aminexil is standard but the last three don't make sense. Like most men blessed with a lot of body hair, your scalp hair loss is genetically programmed and you have a variety of options. Your physician can guide you -- or you can do like many super-tough men, shave your head and focus on physical fitness. It's a choice for you and anybody special in your life to make togetehr. Read more...

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...

I developed mild gynecomastia from taking Saw Palmetto during a period of 4 days to treat my hair loss. Can gynecomastia reverse on its own?

It'll go away. It'll probably reverse or you can see about outpatient surgery. Saw palmetto isn't going to help your hair loss nearly as much as real medical or surgical treatment. Or you can decide to embrace your masculinity and your genetics and work on fitness instead. 95% of a man's looks is his athleticism, regardless of where he has hair, and you'll feel and be healthier. Photo Guy isn't complaining. Read more...