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Overview

Benefits of Saw Palmetto And Its Side Effects

The primary benefit of using saw palmetto lies in the cure of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).It is also active in increasing breast size, improving sexual vigor and as an aphrodisiac.It helps stimulate hair growth, prevent colds, coughs, irritated mucous membranes, sore throat, asthma, chronic bronchitis, migraines and cancer, particularly prostate cancer.It is used as a nutritive tonic, relieving the symptoms of menstruation, improving muscle tone and muscle building.

Benefits of Saw Palmetto And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Saw Palmetto
Nutritional Value of Saw Palmetto
Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto
Treats Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer
Protection against Hair Loss
Treats Impotence
Urinary Frequency
Increases Muscle Mass
Boosts Immunity
Side-Effects & Allergies of Saw Palmetto
Cultivation of Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto

The scientific name of this fan palm is Serenoa repens. It is an extremely hardy and long-lived plant. Some saw palmetto plants live over 700 years. The petiole of the plant is covered with sharp teeth or spines, which can break the skin. Saw palmetto has lush, green leaves that fan out from its thorn stem.

Nutritional Value of Saw Palmetto

The fatty acids contained in saw palmetto are lauric acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, and myristic acid. The polysaccharides; galactose, arabinose, and uronic acid, are also found in the fruit.

Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Saw Palmetto
Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Treats Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Saw palmetto inhibits testosterone from binding to and stimulating prostate cells, which reduces the multiplication of prostatic cells and prostatic enlargement.It also helps to increase testosterone naturally and improve prostate health the natural way.

Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer

Saw palmetto supplements as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors , that is it slows down the conversion of testosterone to DHT by blocking the enzyme and stopping its formation. According to research, DHT is responsible for prostate enlargement, which may be a cause of prostate cancer. It functions by inhibiting dihydrotestosterone, which stimulates cellular reproduction in the prostate and thus,this lowers the chances of developing prostate cancer.

Protection against Hair Loss

Saw palmetto extracts and supplements aid as hair loss remedies because they keep testosterone levels balanced in the male body.The conversion of testosterone by 5-alpha reductase in the hair follicles causes male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). By inhibiting the action of this enzyme, saw palmetto may lessen hair loss and stimulate hair growth.Saw palmetto extract also contributes to hair regrowth.

Treats Impotence

Saw palmetto extract has long been known as a herbal treatment for impotence.It can boost sexual performance and increase virility.

Urinary Frequency

Saw palmetto supports the urological system in men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia. It also helps to cure urinary dysfunction and overactive bladder. Saw palmetto is also advantageous to treat weakening urinary organs in elderly people or women after menopause because it strengthens the urinary organs and has been recommended as a natural remedy for kidney stones.

Increases Muscle Mass

Saw palmetto can postively impact on testosterone in the body and thus, is responsible for muscle mass increase.

Boosts Immunity

Saw palmetto have been known to generally enhance the immune system, particularly for mild conditions such as colds, coughs, and sore throats. Headaches and migraine sufferers have also benefitted from the use of saw palmetto. It works as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces pain and discomfort.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Saw Palmetto

The most frequently reported adverse side effects of suing saw palmetto are abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, decreased libido and rhinitis.Saw palmetto may be unsafe to use during pregnancy or when breast-feeding. It acts like a hormone, and this could be harmful to the pregnancy.Some birth control pills contain estrogen, and saw palmetto might decrease the effects of estrogen in the body. Saw palmetto might slow blood clotting and be responsible for any particular hormone blocking.

Cultivation of Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is a fan palm that is native to North America, primarily in the southeast region near the eastern and Gulf coasts. It is well cultivated in sandy coastal lands or as undergrowth in pine forests.

Popular Questions & Answers

How is saw palmetto helps in curing hair loss. Does it effective for hair regrowth?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
An extract of saw palmetto berries may block 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. DHT is the molecule responsible for hair loss and also is involved in the enlargement of the prostate. ... But research is limited on saw palmetto's efficacy in treating hair loss
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When I searched in net I had seen that supply palmetto q is also used for prostate enlargement? Does it cause any side effect if I used rhis for breast enlargement?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
No, you should not take saw palmetto for breast enlargement. For better guidance and natural, safe and permanent treatment to enlarge breast, consult me.

How can I lose weight on my thighs? How can I stop hair fall with homemade remedies?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Sakshi... To loose weight you can do squats... and running... And it is not possible to stop hair fall from home remedies.. They are good enough to maintain healthy hair but those who have problem need to take proper treatment... and you should not wait till the hair has lost considerably.. the more you wait the more difficult it becomes to treat... SO consult through lybrate for homoeoapthic treatment.. Still if you want to try home remedies.. then you may use Saw palmetto + Coconut oil and The onion juice at night..

1.Can saw palmetto hair oil block DHT 2. Saw palmetto hair oil is good for hair loss? 3. Which brand best for buying 4.which tablet good for iron deficiency, vitamin d deficiency or folic acid deficiency and how to take 5. There is any DHT blocker shampoo 6. What medicins for androgenic alopecia.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
You may be suffering from androgenic alopecia which is also called as pattern baldness. The hairs start reducing in density at the crown (top) and also the hairline starts refeeding from the front. This is usually progressive throughout life unless treated. This may also be accompanied by severe dandruff. The FDA approved treatment for this condition is a lotion and tablets. There is no other alternative. No oil or cream will magically work because the hairs are getting miniaturised and eventually disappearing due to the hormonal effects on the hair roots. Along with this, you can also consider platelet rich plasma therapy for faster results. Please call me or contact me with photos using online consult option for proper examination and treatment. Do not start treatment without consulting. I can give guidance and then you can continue treatment on your own.
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Urinary Problems In Men - 8 Common Symptoms

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCH- Urology
Urologist, Kolkata
Urinary Problems In Men - 8 Common Symptoms

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Cause of urinary problems in men

Men experience urinary symptoms either due to inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis or symptoms may be the result of a blockage of the passage due to enlargement of the prostate gland.

Symptoms of urinary problems

Urinary symptoms commonly experienced with prostate problems include;

  1. The need to urinate frequently during the night.
  2. Urinating more often during the day.
  3. Urinary urgency is the urge to urinate can be so strong and sudden that one may not reach the toilet in time.
  4. The urine stream is slow to start.
  5. Urine dribbling for some time after finishing urination.
  6. A sensation that the bladder is not fully emptied after urination.
  7. A lack of force to the urine flow, which makes directing the stream difficult.
  8. The sensation of needing to go again soon after urinating

Treatment

  1. A long course of antibacterial medication (for bacterial prostatitis) is prescribed, because infection is difficult to get rid of, the antibacterial medication will need to be taken for many weeks.
  2. Medication to improve urine flow and other symptoms (for obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate).
  3. Surgical procedures (for blockage caused by an enlarged prostate), such as Transurethral Resection of the prostate(TURP), Laser Resection of prostate, Transurethral Incision of the prostate(TUIP).

A number of other procedures that have been developed to reduce urinary symptoms.

Medication for urinary problems

Various medications to help ease your urinary problems, including;

  1. Medications to reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate to minimize any obstruction to urine flow caused when these muscles contract.
  2. Medication to reduce the size of the prostate gland. These drugs work by blocking the action of male hormones produced by the prostate gland.
  3. Medications to relax the bladder, making unwanted contractions less likely and reducing the symptoms of urgency and frequency of urination.
  4. Over-the-counter medicine 'Saw Palmetto' (Serenoa repens) is used sometimes. This may help some men, especially if frequent urination at night is a problem. However, recent reviews of the evidence for using Saw Palmetto as a treatment for mild or moderate urinary symptoms did not show any improvement compared to no treatment, in men with BPH.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Penis Enlargement - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Thrissur
Penis Enlargement - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

It is common misbelief that sexual pleasure is proportional to the size of the penis. A smaller-than-desirable size of the penis is a major cause for concern - taking away one's confidence and esteem. Men facing this issue look for options to get it fixed from anywhere and everywhere. While there are a lot of options that promise to increase the size, not many live up to it.

Homeopathy offers many options for this problem. Not just providing immediate relief, homeopathy as in all cases, tries to address the root cause and treat the individual holistically. Premature ejaculation, reduced sperm count, etc., are serious issues.

Listed below are some common ingredients used in medicines that can improve the penis size. There are many formulations that use the below mentioned ingredients. All of these are herbs and aphrodisiacs that have been used from ancient times across continents. They have been proven to have good results and improved sexual satisfaction. 

  1. Epimedium - Also known locally as the 'horny goat weed', this is believed to improve circulation to the penis, thereby enhancing erection and sexual sensation. It also affects the release of testosterone which is required for improved sexual urge and vigor.
  2. Saw Palmetto - This improves blood flow and promotes hormonal balance in addition to treating urinary infections. The end result is improved sexual performance. 
  3. Ginkgo Biloba - This also is believed to improve blood circulation and oxygenation, leading to long-lasting erection.
  4. Cuscuta seed and bark extract - The seed of Cuscuta is believed to delay premature death of sperm and prevent premature ejaculation. The bark, on the other hand, is believed to relieve stress and improve the functioning of the nervous system. These two are used in combination in medicines to enlarge penis and help better performance. 
  5. Hawthorn berry - In some formulations, the Hawthorn berry is also added which is believed to improve the blood flow to the heart and brain. Improved circulation to these vital organs help improve sexual performance.
  6. Damiana or Turnera diffusa: Popular in the Mexican and Latin American regions, there could be anxiety/depression, libido loss, and sexual insufficiency where Damiana can be of great help.
  7. Aswagandha - Also known as poison gooseberry or Indian ginseng, this can be used in cases where the sperm density is low, or there is problem of reduced thinking ability, premature ejaculation, and weak penis. 

All said and done, one suggestion: Though this is a very sensitive issue, please have a thorough discussion before starting off on some medication on your own. Each body is unique and will respond differently to different formulations. With homeopathy, the aim is to treat the individual holistically instead of just removing the symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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8 Common Symptoms Of Urinary Problems In Men!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Jaipur
8 Common Symptoms Of Urinary Problems In Men!

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Cause of urinary problems in men

Men experience urinary symptoms either due to inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis or symptoms may be the result of a blockage of the passage due to enlargement of the prostate gland.

Symptoms of urinary problems

Urinary symptoms commonly experienced with prostate problems include;

1. The need to urinate frequently during the night.

2. Urinating more often during the day.

3. Urinary urgency is the urge to urinate can be so strong and sudden that one may not reach the toilet in time.

4. The urine stream is slow to start.

5. Urine dribbling for some time after finishing urination.

6. A sensation that the bladder is not fully emptied after urination.

7. A lack of force to the urine flow, which makes directing the stream difficult.

8. The sensation of needing to go again soon after urinating

Treatment

1. A long course of antibacterial medication (for bacterial prostatitis) is prescribed, because infection is difficult to get rid of, the antibacterial medication will need to be taken for many weeks.

2. Medication to improve urine flow and other symptoms (for obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate).

3. Surgical procedures (for blockage caused by an enlarged prostate), such as Transurethral Resection of the prostate(TURP), Laser Resection of prostate, Transurethral Incision of the prostate(TUIP).

UroLift: A new method of treatment for men, where medication has not been successful, but their prostates are not so enlarged that they need more invasive surgery. It involves the Transurethral Insertion of staples to separate the lobes of the prostate. It has minimal side effects and preserves ejaculatory and erectile function.

A number of other procedures that have been developed to reduce urinary symptoms.

Medication for urinary problems

Various medications to help ease your urinary problems, including;

1. Medications to reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate to minimize any obstruction to urine flow caused when these muscles contract.

2. Medication to reduce the size of the prostate gland. These drugs work by blocking the action of male hormones produced by the prostate gland.

3. Medications to relax the bladder, making unwanted contractions less likely and reducing the symptoms of urgency and frequency of urination.

4. Over-the-counter medicine 'Saw Palmetto' (Serenoa repens) is used sometimes. This may help some men, especially if frequent urination at night is a problem. However, recent reviews of the evidence for using Saw Palmetto as a treatment for mild or moderate urinary symptoms did not show any improvement compared to no treatment, in men with BPH. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.

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Urinary Problems In Men - 3 Treatment Methods

DNB (Urology), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Urinary Problems In Men - 3 Treatment Methods

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Cause of urinary problems in men:

Men experience urinary symptoms either due to inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis or symptoms may be the result of a blockage of the passage due to enlargement of the prostate gland.

Symptoms of urinary problems:

1. The need to urinate frequently during the night.

2. Urinating more often during the day.

3. Urinary urgency is the urge to urinate can be so strong and sudden that one may not reach the toilet in time.

4. The urine stream is slow to start.

5. Urine dribbling for some time after finishing urination.

6. A sensation that the bladder is not fully emptied after urination.

7. A lack of force to the urine flow, which makes directing the stream difficult.

8. The sensation of needing to go again soon after urinating

Treatment:

1. A long course of antibacterial medication (for bacterial prostatitis) is prescribed, because infection is difficult to get rid of, the antibacterial medication will need to be taken for many weeks.

2. Medication to improve urine flow and other symptoms (for obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate).

3. Surgical procedures (for blockage caused by an enlarged prostate), such as Transurethral Resection of the prostate(TURP), Laser Resection of prostate, Transurethral Incision of the prostate(TUIP).

UroLift: A new method of treatment for men, where medication has not been successful, but their prostates are not so enlarged that they need more invasive surgery. It involves the Transurethral Insertion of staples to separate the lobes of the prostate. It has minimal side effects and preserves ejaculatory and erectile function.

A number of other procedures that have been developed to reduce urinary symptoms.

Medication for urinary problems:

1. Medications to reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate to minimize any obstruction to urine flow caused when these muscles contract.

2. Medication to reduce the size of the prostate gland. These drugs work by blocking the action of male hormones produced by the prostate gland.

3. Medications to relax the bladder, making unwanted contractions less likely and reducing the symptoms of urgency and frequency of urination.

4. Over-the-counter medicine 'Saw Palmetto' (Serenoa repens) is used sometimes. This may help some men, especially if frequent urination at night is a problem. However, recent reviews of the evidence for using Saw Palmetto as a treatment for mild or moderate urinary symptoms did not show any improvement compared to no treatment, in men with BPH. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.

1902 people found this helpful

Clemix - Male Enhancement Supplements That Restores Libido in Men and Improves Quality of Life!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Clemix - Male Enhancement Supplements That Restores Libido in Men and Improves Quality of Life!

Clemix is a product from LFI Labs, an entity that creates solutions for male sexual health issues. The company has its base in Chicago, USA. LFI Labs works with natural ingredients to create its FDA approved products targeting the male market.

What does Clemix do?

- It boosts energy levels thereby improving quality of life for many men

- It increases sexual appetite as it restores libido in men

- It enhances firm erections and even adds to the length of the penis

- It promotes endurance during sexual intercourse

Ingredients

- Muira Puama and Horny Goat Weed: They cause increase in sexual desire or libido

- Saw Palmetto: Boosts blood circulation

- Fenugreek Extract and Tongkat Ali: They increase testosterone levels in the body

- Nettle root extract: Promotes healthy sperm generation

- L- Arginine: Boosts stamina and gives a feeling of well - being

How does it work?

The supplement enhances firmness and length of the sexual organ by encouraging maximum flow to it during sexual intercourse. It also increases sexual libido or arousal increasing the sensual experience of sex. Clemix also improves sexual stamina so that the user can hold an erection for long. The drug also increases energy thereby ensuring you don't get fatigued too quickly during intercourse.

Pros

- All the sexual enhancing herbs in Clemix ensure that one is energetic during intercourse.

- The herbs in the drug prevent erectile dysfunction as they increase the firmness of the sexual organ.

- Using the drug also enhances feel-good sensations as the sexual hormones are at their optimum thereby making for a great sexual experience.

Cons

- You have to buy Clemix from the company website as it is not readily available over the counter.

- It is not prescribed by doctors hence access, and dosage cannot be monitored.

- You could get the drug from websites that are not genuine and get counterfeit drugs.

- Some people experience side effects mostly due to adverse reactions triggered by preexisting health issues.

Results

Clemix contains a substantial amount of herbs mainly geared towards dealing with various issues that cause erectile dysfunction. However, the manner in which it affects the individual is subject to one's body, health condition, and sexual deficiencies.

Where to buy?

Clemix is available for online purchase and distribution. You can buy these male enhancement supplements from the official company website. You place the order online and have it delivered to you in a matter of days. You are not required to have a prescription to purchase Clemix products online.

Is it a scam?

Clemix is not a scam as there are testimonies of people that use it for sexual enhancement and improved performance. It is not only ideal for boosting performance in the bedroom but also for improving energy levels when going about daily activities. It can significantly restore libido in men and improve quality of life if used appropriately.

Side effects

Any product has side effects, especially when used in the wrong way. Clemix side effects can occur when you overdose by taking higher quantities than recommended. Some of the adverse effects include dizziness, lack of sleep and restlessness. It is advisable to take the drug under the supervision of your doctor and in recommended dosage.

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Table of Content

Saw Palmetto
Nutritional Value of Saw Palmetto
Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto
Treats Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer
Protection against Hair Loss
Treats Impotence
Urinary Frequency
Increases Muscle Mass
Boosts Immunity
Side-Effects & Allergies of Saw Palmetto
Cultivation of Saw Palmetto