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Could High Dhea Levels Be Causing Me To Retain Water And Gain Weight
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? ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
I stopped taking aleve cause it was hurting my stomach so I took tylenol, this was last wed, ive lost some weight, does aleve make you retain water?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
DHEA-s: One common cause in females is PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
2 y-o female high testosterone and dhea so4 levels from blood test results. What could be the cause?
Can high dhea sulfate level (599 mcg/dl) be caused by no reason at all and go down on its own? Missed period, but got it again 3 months later?
High DHEA: Women with high dhea levels often have pcos which is a condition that can cause irregular period. Pcos is a condition that is still poorly understood. Not all women with pcos have polycystic ovaries which is one of the reasons why the name of this condition will be undergoing some changes in the future. ...Read more
What causes low blood level of dhea. I'm 25 female. Adrenal tumor maybe? I have high estrogen and chronic fatigue, body pain etc...
See endocrinologist: Dhea isn't a hormone we typically measure at random because it isn't as reliable as the longer 1/2 life of dheas. Likewise, we usually don't measure total estrogen as it isn't helpful. Dhea is most reliable when compared before and after IV acth during stim testing around other hormones. Adrenal insufficiency can't be identified with a random dhea. ...Read more
5ft 23yr old female. My weight is around 248 bmi is around 49. High BP & HR, PCOS, no menstraul cycle in 4-5m, retain water, heart burn & stomach aches almost daily. Best advice?
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who have to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... Thus, it averages out over time, so that they are eating FEWER calories overall, than they use up each day. ...Read more
519 dheas other hormones normal no cyst appear on ultrasound, baldness on head, no pcos. What can be the reason for such high levels? Weight is normal
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