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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.

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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