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Doctor insights on: Could High Dhea Levels Be Causing Me To Retain Water And Gain Weight

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Is it possible that high dhea levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight?

Is it possible that high dhea levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight?

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 periods, etc... A visit to the doctor for an evaluation and blood tests can tell if the hormones are out of balance.

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Can a high level of dhea cause weight gain in the abd area? Dhea level 650. Thanks

Can a high level of dhea cause weight gain in the abd area? Dhea level 650. Thanks

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 better guide you, it would help to understand why a DHEA level was checked, like for an eval for PCOS or too much body hair (hirsuitism) or male pattern baldness in a women?

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I drink around 2 to 4 liters of water a day, will this cause me to retain water and gain weight? I ask because I was told it does... Thank you

I drink around 2 to 4 liters of water a day, will this cause me to retain water and gain weight? I ask because I was told it does... Thank you

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 gain weight. If you lose more than you drink, you will lose weight.

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Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test. Pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth (neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

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 supposed to be, hair loss on the head and heavy/prolonged periods.

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How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

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 doc or a nutritionist for a diet that suits you. Many folks folks find low carb and higher protein helpful. Avoid low-fat diets. Good fat is essential. Peace and good health. Eggs are good, yolks and all.

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I have abnormally high testosterone and dhea levels. Should I be concerned? Are there any specific tests I should undergo to determine the cause?

I have abnormally high testosterone and dhea levels. Should I be concerned? Are there any specific tests I should undergo to determine the cause?

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 regular basis; it's much better than asking questions on the internet.

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My friend's age is 20.She has high levels of dhea. Can you say causes of that? Hormone level and period are regular. Is that very serious odangerous?

My friend's age is 20.She has high levels of dhea. Can you say causes of that? Hormone level and period are regular. Is that very serious odangerous?

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 place. It may need to be followed and may mean nothing if she is healthy and a symptomatic, but best to have it repeated. If level is too high, more evaluation is needed.

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What causes high dhea sulfate levels?

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, meaningful information. If you don't have a computer take a visit to your local library and they will help you.

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Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

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 to pick which one your body converts it into. Why take something that you don't know why you're taking it, what it's supposed to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't waste you $. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.

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Who baby comes out being healthier a baby who mommy retained a lot of water or a baby who's mommy only gained the weight the baby gained during pregnan?

Who baby comes out being healthier a baby who mommy retained a lot of water or a baby who's mommy only gained the weight the baby gained during pregnan?

Confusing question: During pregnancy, a woman puts on the weight of the baby, the amniotic fluid, the placenta and umbilical cord. The common range is 20-25 pounds, but some gain more or less. If mom only gains the weight of the average 7.5 lb baby she is unhealthy. Some retained leg water is expected when baby mass slows blood flow in the pelvis.

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What can be the cause of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? What does it mean if it's idiopathic?

Not that high: A dhea-s of 599 (correct -comes from the adrenals) is somewhat increased but will usually not cause problems. It would help to know the reason why it was done. If periods are irregular other tests were probably run and if normal would be reassuring. If periods very irregular and increased facial hair you should definitely see an endocrinologist if you have not done so to look for other things.

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Are high dhea sulfate levels and elevated adrenal hormones the same thing? Possible causes for 599 mcg/dl? Got period (3 months late) day after test?

Are high dhea sulfate levels and elevated adrenal hormones the same thing? Possible causes for 599 mcg/dl? Got period (3 months late) day after test?

Hormones flux: Hormones fluctuate all the time. Due to your age and the fact that you finally menstruated, there's a good chance your body will correct itself. But it's very important to see your doc for follow up testing to confirm resolution and continue to follow your levels.

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Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Depends on the dose: Very high dose steroids can decrease the secretion of tsh, the hormone that makes the thyroid make more thyroid hormone. They can also decrease the conversion of thyroid hormone t4, to its more active form, t3 (liothyronine).

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I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?

I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?

Unusual: Defying physics is remarkable. You have created energy without a source. Most people cannot possibly gain weight without a change in diet or exercise. You need to sit down and think about this, and then formulate a plan so that you expend more calories than you consume. Good luck and have a great weekend.

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Can losing 10 pounds in 4 months cause hormonal imbalance? Elevated dhea sulfate level 599 mcg/dl? Got period 3 months late?

Why high DHEA level?: Losing 10 lbs. In 4 months shouldn't typically cause your dhea level to be elevated. Would see your doctor to make sure your adrenal glands are ok.

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What can be the possible causes of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? Idiopathic? Got period 3 months late?

It is abnormal.: High dhea-s reflect a source from adrenal : it could be polycystic ovarian disease - pcos or could be abnormal adrenal which may need mri/cat scan, but before that you need to repeat dhea-s. Please consult endocrinologist.

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2 y-o female high testosterone and dhea so4 levels from blood test results. What could be the cause?

2 y-o female high testosterone and dhea so4 levels from blood test results. What could be the cause?

Pituitary gland: Most probably overactive pituitary gland in the brain stimulating ovaries to secter more testosterone.

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Will high dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) cause jaw growth? 599 mcg/dl? Even after growth plates closed? At what age do they close?

High dheas doesn't: Necessarily mean elevated adrenal hormones. It won't cause jaw growth. Growth plates close after puberty is completed. A wrist x-ray can check if your still have open growth plates or not.