A 46-year-old member asked:

Do dhea levels decrease with age?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 56 years experience
Yes: In women dhea peaks after the 20s and slowly declines. In premenopausal women dhea is made 50/50 in the ovary and adrenal glands. Blood levels measure contributions from both. But there is a wide overlap of "normal" values at different times of day as well as at different ages and sexes.
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