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PROSTATE CANCER

HOW SAFE AND/OR EFFECTIVE IS THE USE OF SAW PALMETO FOR PROSTATE HEALTH?
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Hi there!

Saw palmetto allegedly helps reduce prostatic enlargement and there have been a few citations for it being effective in benign hyperplasia. However its use has been associated with side effects and use is only advised after consultation with a doctor.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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THANKS FOR THE ANSWER. COUD YOU SPECIFY THE SIDE EFFECTS?
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I had quite severe BHP and taking proscar and cardura. Had always difficulty urinating. I tried saw palmetto and it made me unable to urinate at all. I had to go to hospital.
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I had quite severe BHP and taking proscar and cardura. Had always difficulty urinating. I tried saw palmetto and it made me unable to urinate at all. I had to go to hospital. I got netter after I stopped taking it.
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If you want to learn about Saw Palmetto then you should look it up on the internet - go to NIH site or any other medical link to find out if it is safe.
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