Saw palmetto is an herb that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostate enlargement. This extract inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which catalyzes the change of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a strong stimulant for BPH. It also repress aromatase, a chemical that catalyzes the transformation of testosterone into 17 beta-estradiol, a hormone which additionally brings about BPH. As BPH is always connected to non-bacterial prostatitis, the anti- edematous impacts of saw palmetto gives extra advantages to the patients.
Do not give Saw Palmetto to people with the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to the herb
Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Saw Palmetto may interact with the following medicines:
- Birth control pills (Contraceptive drugs)
- Medications that slow blood clotting (anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs)
If you think you have used saw palmetto more than the usual dose, seek medical help immediately.
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