What do the patients expect when they use herbal remedies?

We have to make sure we don't make an unrealistic bar for these herbals to jump over, because studies show that men with prostate disease are willing to accept a lesser result with herbals for a perception of increased safety. And men are willing to consider taking herbal treatments, even if they're not helping the symptoms, as long as they're convinced that these herbal treatments will prevent progression of the disease over time - in other words, keep them where they are right now and not let them get any worse.

So these are the type of scientific programs we're looking at - not necessarily curing the disease, but rather preventing progression or preventing it in the first place.


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