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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why would i have high levels of dhea

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
?Polycystic Ovaries: One possibility is polycystic ovaries (pcos) hyperandrogenemia is present in 60% to 80% of women with pcos: 70% have elevated free testosterone, 40% have elevated total testosterone, 25% have elevated dheas. Check with gyn or endocrinologist.
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Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
PCOS, adrenal tumor: High levels of DHEA and DHEAs are commonly seen in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Extremely high levels are seen in adrenal tumors. Imaging should provide a diagnosis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can high levels of dhea sulfate do?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
DHEAS---Adrenal: Dhea-sulfate test measures the amount of dhea-sulfate in the blood. Dhea-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women. Excessive dheas maybe found in....Adrenal carcinoma congenital adrenal hyperplasia polycystic ovary syndrome tumor of the adrenal gland.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when my dhea level is high?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA. The good news is that there is no negative feedback mechanism for DHEA, which means that taking it does not affect your own production of it. It shouldn't cause a problem. Just decrease or stop your supplementation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have a high level of dhea-sulfate?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
adrenal source: Dhea sulfate is primarily made in the adrenal glands. A significantly elevated level could indicate a problem of excess hormone secretion by the adrenal glands. It should be evaluated by an endocrinologist.
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A female asked:
Hi, I am 40 years old and my DHEA level is currently 293. Is this too high? Is it normal that I find it difficult to sleep? Thank you in advance, V
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See below: That is a normal value of DHEA. If it is associated with hypertension and elevations of other adrenal steroids, then additional evaluation may be nec... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is wrong if I have a slightly elevated level of dheas?
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
Probably nothing: If you are male, it is of little concern. Dheas is a much weaker androgen than testosterone. If you are female, it depends on how old you are, how hi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Is it possible that high dhea levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
If I am a 31yo male with elevated dhea sulfate levels, what can be done about it naturally?
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Why elevated?: Please indicate why this hormone was checked. By itself it doesn't mean much independent of other adrenal hormone levels, testosterone, and possibly o... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Can insulin resistance cause high dhea levels in females?
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Insulin resistance does not cause high DHEA-S levels but a female with high DHEA-S levels may have a condition which can lead to insulin resistance su... Read More
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Last updated Apr 29, 2018
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