Do supplements work?

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Hi! Im 29 y old and recently I've been experiencing some pain while urinating. There is also a frequent urge for urinating and when I do urinate there is just a small amount of urine that comes out. Sometimes I feel pain in my lover back pain. None of the symptoms are affecting me seriously but I want to prevent them from getting more serious. I've done some on line research ( I'm still not ready to go to the doc) and it seems that my symptoms are prostate related. I've read all the comments here and on many more other forums and there is a lot of mentioning of saw palmetto, nettle extract , tomato extract and zinc as something that can help and ease the symptoms. Does anyone have any experience with supplements containing this ingredients? Do they work? Which one worked for you? Appreciate every advice I can get!

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    Some people claim to get relief from some supplements but there's no scientific evidence that any of them work. I tried saw palmetto and pygeum and neither did a thing.

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      Hi Lee. Yes some people say it didn't work , some say it did. I saw comments around here from people that said the supplements have helped them (still waiting to hear from then which ones did they use). I think it wont do more wrong to try some ( except damage to the wallet ). I just want to try some that have enough of positive reviews.

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      Try an internet search on supplements. Your sample size on this forum will be too small.

      You really should see a urologist if you're having a problem. That's always a better option than getting medical advice from strangers with no medical training.

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    I have to admit I'm a bit scared of going to the doc but you are absolutely right about that seeking for advice here instead of going to the doctor is not the best option. But since my symptoms are not so bad I decided to try this easy supplement option first.

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    I always try to use dietary supplements and so far I haven’t come across one that hasn’t worked for me. I also used regen50 for my prostate and it reduced my PSA. Of course we are not all the same.

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    I think you could have urethritis (infection). Should do a urine culture test. I thought women are prone to UTI. If not UTI, then it could be the prostate

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    there is a lot of mentioning of saw palmetto,

    Saw Palmetto, just a few years ago was considered the #1 Mens Herbal Supplement, at least in terms of MONEY spent annually - Then, finally - a large, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study found that..**. it's bunk. **

    Saw Palmetto by itself - does nothing - according to the 2012 Cochrane review clinical review of 5600 men. And that followed another double-blind, study in 2011... proving that 20 years and billions of $ spent on Saw Palmetto supplements - was basically a waste of time and money. Oh well. -- https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/spotlight-on-saw-palmetto-science

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