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Are there benefits of a woman using dhea?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes, if deficient: Suboptimal levels of dhea are common in those with adrenal insufficiency, a common condition in those with ongoing stress. However, dhea is converted to estrogen & testosterone & can be dangerous in high doses. I advise taking 5-10 mg, ideally under medical supervision, as part of a larger program to restore adrenal health- see www.Womentowomen.Com/adrenalhealth/dhea-naturalandsupplementation.Aspx.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
If your doc: Measures your level of dhea and then prescribes a specific dose for you it can be beneficial. W/out medical guidance it is dangerous even though in the us it is sold over the counter.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of women using dhea?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Benefit: Science suggests that if deficient, replacement can improve libido and depression in women.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho commented
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Whether DHEA level has anything to do with symptoms and whether "replacement" helps anyone remains a controversial area. Please see another point of view: http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/content/163/1/1.full.pdf
May 15, 2014

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