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Is pygeum africanum effective in treating urinary leaks with enlarged prostate?

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Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

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Posted on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I am 87 years old. Will Pygeum Africanum be likely to help urinary leaks with enlarged prostate?
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It might help. No evidence at present

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.

Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

1. Pygeum africanum has been used in BPH and its mechanism of action is not known.
2. Its use compared to other medication is not superior, however, few have found it useful.
3. You can try using it. It is essentially non toxic and nothing wrong in trying. Whether, it will work or not is still under discussion.

You can try.

Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
Dr. Prakash HM
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