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Could high DHEA levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe yes: Women or girls with elevated dhea levels may have a hormonal problem that causes symptoms such as weight gain, increased body hair, acne, irregular pe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really an: Association. It's more likely that the cause of your elevated DHEA levels is responsible but still very well could be unrelated. To be able to bette ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: We lose fluids through tears, sweat and even breathing. If the total amount of fluid you lose is less than what you drink, you will retain water and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
PCOS: If you have PCOS, it's the metabolic syndrome that's driving your weight gain, not the DHEA. The DHEA causes acne, hair growth where it's not suppose ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Your body can: retain water and this can cause temporary weight gain and also wash out important electrolytes that allow your body to function properly. See your do ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possibly: Aleve is an NSAID that can impact the kidney's ability to process fluids as usual; this can result in fluid retention.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
How high?: I don't know what abnormally high levels mean, but with your current endocrine problems you definitely should be seeing a quality endocrinologist on a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Depends on levels: Dhea is the most abundant adrenal hormone. It's sulfated form is more stable. Labs are not perfect and i wonder why the level was checked in the first ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
DHEA: It would take some time and space to answer that here. I would try to find "Medicine Plus" on the internet and you will find a lot of readable, meani ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Don't take it!: Who knows what's in what you're buying - probably not dhea. If it is dhea, it's metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone - and you don't get ... Read More

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