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Saw Palmetto and Prostate Enlargement

More than 50 percent of men over 50 years of age experience prostate problems. They cause painful urination, reduced urine flow, difficulty starting or stopping the flow, dribbling after urination, and more frequent nighttime urination.

Saw Palmetto is used as a treatment for prostate enlargement, but it relieves the symptoms of the enlarged prostate without reducing the enlargement. It works in a variety of indirect ways. Prostate enlargement is caused by an increase in testosterone to DHT and Saw Palmetto is believed to interfere with hormones associated with DHT production, and to inhibit the conversion of testosterone into DHT.

The active ingredients in Saw Palmetto are phytosterols. Phytosterols are known to curb prostate cell growth and they work similar to finasteride and other drugs.

Proscar by Merck is working in a very similar way. Its action is based on finasteride. Over twenty double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have shown that Saw Palmetto works very effective, and it has been shown to exert superior benefits compared to Proscar. Due to these studies, Saw palmetto is effective in nearly 90% of patients after six weeks of use, while Proscar is effective in less than 50% of patients.

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