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Best time to take dhea supplement

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I cannot find a: reference as to when it should be taken regarding meals, so I would take it on an empty stomach or when convenient.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Not necessarily: Dhea is an adrenal androgen. If you are female it could cause virilization: chest/face hair, acne, irregular periods, etc. Otherwise, your adrenal gl... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Nope: Dhea is converted to cortisone, testosterone and estrogen - and you have not control as to which or how much. Also, most of the dhea supplements don't... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Why?: The safety of the combo has never been studied. Why would you want to take these supplements which are not recommended as treatment for any human prob... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Not usually: Dhea is a precursor and the elevation of testosterone it causes is not substantial. On the other hand, you should measure your testosterone again and... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Hormone Supplements: Yes. It can lower your testosterone farther. One should never be on any kind of hormone booster or supplements without the specific oversight of a phy... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinaya Simha
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Safe, but ineffectiv: If you truly have adrenal insufficiency, dhea alone is not adequate replacement, and you will need additional hormones including glucocorticoids and m... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Adrenal support: Dhea provides precursor for adrenal hormones and improves endurance - for elderly very low dose is needed vs younger adults. It will help them partici... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: In women, dhea does convert to a small amount of testosterone. This can promote acne as well as possibly more male pattern hair growth.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes it could: Dhea could potentially increase your testosterone leading to higher lean body mass and lower fat mass. However, pure dhea might increase your Estradio... Read More
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