Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Natural Health Sherpa detailed how saw palmetto affects prostate health and erectile problems. It has been found to be as effective as finasteride, the best prescription for benign prostatic hyperplasia, and it’s safer.
According to the website, plenty of medical history surrounds saw palmetto, including its use as a treatment for male urinary problems in the 1700s.
The fatty acids and phytosterols in the fruit of saw palmetto are what make it effective, says Natural Health Sherpa. This beta-sitosterol “works much the same way as the prescription drug Proscar” and helps “prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotesterone (DHT), an active form of testosterone.”
The website reports: “For this reason, saw palmetto appears to be most effective in easing the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlargement of the prostate.”
Natural Health Sherpa mentions studies comparing the effects of saw palmetto to the leading prescription medicine for BPH. “While finasteride did have a more significant effect on lowering prostate volume and PSA levels than saw palmetto, the herb fared significantly better when it came to sexual function, namely giving rise to fewer complaints of decreased libido and impotence,” Natural Health Sherpa says.
The website noted that men taking saw palmetto suffered from fewer headaches and instances of erectile dysfunction than men taking finasteride.
“According to the research, saw palmetto is most effective when taken to treat early to moderate BPH versus advanced conditions. Additionally, you will need to be a bit patient, as improvements aren’t typically noted for two to three months,” concludes the health website.
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