Review: Serenoa repens side effects
In this review, we analyze Serenoa repens side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Serenoa repens. The review is based on 88 people who have side effects while taking Serenoa repens from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What is Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens (latest outcomes from 90 users) has active ingredients of saw palmetto. It is often used in phytotherapy.
It can also be called: Saw Palmetto, American Dwarf Palm Tree, Cabbage Palm, Ju-Zhong, Palmier Nain, Sabal, Sabal Fructus, Sabal serrulata, Saw Palmetto Berry, Serenoa serrulata.
On Nov, 30, 2014: 88 people who reported to have side effects when taking Serenoa repens are studied
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From this study (1 month ago):
It seems to me that the anal itching began shortly after I began taking Zetia. My doctor described it as caused by a fungus and prescribed Clotrimazole topical cream. He said to apply twice daily for one month, which I did. I am now into approximately month 3-4 and the itching continues. If I apply the cream twice daily, the itching is under control, but if I don't apply the cream twice daily the itching gets severe. After I started taking Zetia, I noticed frequent stomach gas and some fluid spotting in my underwear. The gas problem is embarrassing in public because it just doesn't stop, and I will have a loose bowel movement. I feel there is a connection between this gassiness and loose bowel movement since I started taking Zetia. Is the Zetia causing a fungal problem in my stomach which is causing the anal itching?
DrLivingston on Oct, 29, 2014:
(48 y.o. male) it sounds like you may have SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). The test for it is very easy and relatively cheap. You need to call a gastroenterologist's office and ask if they use the hydrogen breath test to test for SIBO.
If they don't, just keep looking until you find one who does, because if they know what SIBO is, but they don't offer that test, they'll most likely want to do an endoscopy, which is invasive, expensive, very uncomfortable (they shove a tube down your throat past your stomach into your duodenum) and take a biopsy, and it's not an accurate way to test for SIBO any way, because SIBO is generally found in the distal small intestine, which is about 12-15 feet deeper into your guts where an endoscopy can't even get CLOSE to reaching.
Get the hydrogen breath test for SIBO. That will very likely come back positive for you. Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine creates gas which causes abdominal bloating and gas and either diarrhea or constipation, which depends on the specific species of bacteria that has overgrown.
You want to get this taken care of ASAP because while about 80%+ of doctors will misdiagnose it as IBS and/or Celiac, it's not and left untreated and CURED, will lead to Crohn's, misery and eventual death, but it won't be quick; it will be extremely slow and agonizing.
Read Dr. Mark Pimentel's 'A New IBS Solution' and Dr. Elaine Gottschall's 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle'.
BTW, I'm not a doctor, but I've been dealing with and researching SIBO for 4 years now. The scary thing is, I've heard of people who've had it for 30+ years.
SIBO is the root cause underlying IBS, which is what both of those books discuss.
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