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Dhea Diminishes Ovarian Reserve
No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can't control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more
50 yr old F, total Testosterone is 51, T Free 12.6, DHEA normal. Doctor is concerned about Ovarian Tumor. Are age and levels indicative of OC?
If im 18 and have been exposed to STDs , experiencing extreme diminished libido, and depression and extreme adgitation is it alright to take dhea?
Please see doctor: Please see a doctor -- these are serious concerns that cannot be addressed on this site. ...Read more
Limited use: Dhea is a steroid hormone manufactured by adrenal glands. It is involved in many processes. What growth are you wondering about - fetal development or muscle building? Consider reading this article - http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/dhea/ns_patient-dhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Www.mayoclinic: Dhea has been advocated to improve libido(modest studies) general health, grow hair. As per mayo clinic...There is sufficient evidence supporting the use of dhea in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency, depression, induction of labor, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Theoretically dhea may increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers http://www.Mayoclinic. ...Read more
Adrenal disease?: Dhea is the precursor to sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone). Testosterone is also released by the testes, and estrogen is also released by the ovaries. Some have used dhea for premature ovarian failure to help libido in women. However, these are mostly off-label uses that poor-quality studies to back them. Other uses (memory, aging, muscles, etc) are not validated and can be unsafe. ...Read more
PCOS?: An elevated level of dheas may indicate an adrenocortical tumor, adrenal cancer, or adrenal hyperplasia. An increased level of dheas is not diagnostic of a specific condition; it usually indicates the need for further testing to pinpoint the cause of the hormone imbalance. Polycystic ovarian syndrome:dheas may be elevated but may also be normal as this disorder is usually related to ovariaandrogen. ...Read more
Yes....: Although technically there is no direct contraindication to these being taken together, dhea is a controversial medication. Dhea is indicated only in extremely rare circumstances - such s premature ovarian failure coupled with adrenal insufficiency (both rare conditions...Combination is even more rare). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ans disorder and a pit tumor. Im 49. Just found out I have a very low dhea level (19). What does this mean? Pls see my extensive med hx...
DHEA: Concentrations of dhea are measured, along with other hormones such as fsh, lh, prolactin, estrogen, and testosterone, to help diagnose polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and to help rule out other causes of infertility, amenorrhea, hirsutism, and forms of adrenal dysfunction. Have no idea without further data and exam as to what your levels mean. ...Read more
Steroidogenesis: Hi. Cortisol is a tightly regulated end product steroid hormone produced in the adrenals, whereas DHEA is an intermediate in the steroidogenic pathways in steroidogenic tissues (adrenal cortex, ovaries, testes), and not a regulated end product steroid. As long as you have enough cortisol, you're good. By your age (53), you're menopausal, and your ovarian DHEA is very low (~zero). ...Read more
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