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Talking to your doctor about Saw Palmetto

How to approach your doctor about taking herbal remedies

Doctors have varied opinions on herbal remedies, so your approach to talking to yours about the subject really depends on their attitude towards it. Dr. Jen Tan explores the ways of approaching your doctor about using the herbal remedy Saw Palmetto to help your enlarged prostate, even if they may be sceptical.


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  • Subhankar sarkar's photo avatar
    Subhankar sarkar — 29.05.2018 12:36
    I do not understand how to eat saw palmetto


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      Jen Tan — 29.05.2018 14:08
      Hello Subhankar. Some people use the raw fruit from Saw palmetto plant to make a tea or infusion with it. However, as the oily part of the fruit contains the active components, these are better as oil based extracts such as Prostasan


  • Marksaviour Nwoke 's photo avatar
    Marksaviour Nwoke — 16.04.2017 11:10
    I urite frequently, I want to know the problem


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 17.04.2017 11:44
      If you are over 50 years of age, one possible reason for this will be an enlarged prostate. However, there are a number of other possibilities including a bladder infection and it will be best for you to go to your doctor to establish a diagnosis.


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Hi, I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check for prostate cancer, which came back as negative. Would this test tell me if I had an enlarged prostate?

No, blood tests are not part of the diagnosis for an enlarged prostate.
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I have an enlarged prostate. I take Saw Palmetto with other ingredients including zinc etc. Any other ideas please?

Zinc is a good supplement to take, as it is thought to benefit the prostate gland generally. You ...
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I have an enlarged prostate and have had a biopsy. All is ok but is there a herbal or other type of product I can take to reduce the size of my prostate?

If you have a diagnosis of enlarged prostate then you can take Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules to ...
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As the A. Vogel Men’s Health expert, I recommend Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules to help relieve symptoms arising from enlarged prostate.

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BPH is a very common problem that increases the older men get, and around half of all men have an enlarged prostate by the age of 50. At the age of 80, this has risen to 80%

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