Saw Palmetto for High Blood Pressure

A well-known dietary supplement in the US, as well as an extensively used initial-medication in Europe for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms, Saw Palmetto has become among the effective remedies for the condition. Because of its promising efficacy and its being a “natural” alternative cure, Saw Palmetto has also been used for other ailments including the great “silent killer”, high blood pressure.

High blood pressure has been referred to as a silent killer since it normally do not have symptoms. Several people may not know they have high blood pressure until they start having trouble with their brain, kidneys, or heart. This is actually a very serious condition because if undiagnosed and untreated can lead to heart failure, small bulges, kidney failure, stroke, or heart attack.

People have been finding herbal or natural options to treating high blood pressure, and Saw Palmetto has not been an exception. The products popularity has reached traditional or scientific “theories” of it being effectual for high blood pressure as well. However, it should be noted that these theories of Saw Palmetto for high blood pressure has not been thoroughly tested, and it still remains under the category of “uses based on tradition or theory”, therefore the effectiveness and safety of using Saw Palmetto for high blood pressure has never been proven.

The exact mechanism of why and how Saw Palmetto functions in the body is not yet completely understood scientifically, and further studies for its other uses such as Saw Palmetto for high blood pressure are still being conducted. It should also be noted that Saw Palmetto in the US as a dietary supplement is not regulated by the FDA, and there is no assurance of the purity, strength, or safety of the product, and its effects may significantly vary; much more for using it as a therapy for a condition “assumed” to be one of its useful benefits. Saw Palmetto also comes in different brands, which means that its additional components may vary from different companies. Be sure to check labels for the presence of eighty percent to ninety percent (standardized measurement) of Saw Palmetto extract in the product.

High blood pressure is a condition not to be taken lightly and so professional diagnosis by a qualified healthcare provider should be sought out; if one is intending to use Saw Palmetto for high blood pressure, then it is necessary to discuss the matter first with their physician, before starting any self-diagnosis treatment using the product.

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