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I have been reading up on alternatives to some of the prescription medications for BPH and I think (in general) most of them are not worth a hill of beans.
However, I came across a fairly positive study using Pumpkin seed oil for helping with BPH prostate issues. Some of you have probably seen it. Pumpkin seed oil is also supposed to have some anti inflammatory properties plus promote hair growth. I have not investigated those claims as that was not my initial interest.
The study involved either taking: a placebo, or pumpkin seed oil, or Saw Palmetto, or pumpkin seed oil and Saw Palmetto. The study showed positive results for all but the placebo. And the combination of pumpkin seed oil and Saw Palmetto showed a reduction in the PSA score as well as improved (reduced) BPH symptoms.
So, I decided to start a dosage combination of 6000mg/day of pumpkin seed oil and 320mg/day of Saw Palmetto. My first dosage was February 18th so its been about 15 days.
My results, so far, are minimal but positive. To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect to see any results yet and I’m a little skeptical but I have seen a slight but noticeable improvement. My flow seems slightly better and I feel like I am emptying my bladder better. But what really got my attention today (and prompted me to post) is that my pelvic pain is gone. I have no explanation other than the pumpkin seed oil and Saw Palmetto as I have not changed any other lifestyle habits.
This is not a scientific experiment so I’m just reporting my experience and not suggesting others pursue this path. I really didnt intend to post anything until my next PSA test but the pelvic pain being gone is just astounding.
I will continue to report my progress (or lack of progress if that is the case) as it unfolds. I will also report my PSA score which is not scheduled until June.
If you have questions or want to share your experience with alternatives to prescriptions please feel free to post.
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