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Doctor insights on: Dhea Diminishes Ovarian Reserve

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Will high DHEA levels affect fertility?

Will high DHEA levels affect fertility?

Maybe: depends on high how and what is causing it. High levels may be associated with things like PCOS and Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Both of these may cause issues that can contribute to infertility. Mild elevations may also be associated with obesity. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more


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Can dhea help for low ovarian reserve?

Can dhea help for low 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

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Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

To some extent!: The single most common abnormality is a slightly high or borderline total testosterone and significantly increased free testosterone due to a low sex hormone binding globulin in females. Estrogen is unaffected! however, because of increased intra-abdominal fat which contains cyclic aromatase, which converts androsteindione to estrone and testosterone to estradiol, men have higher estrogens! ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Yes: The hypothalamus making a gonadotrophic hormone to stimulate lh and fsh also secretes episodically. ...Read more

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Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on there website. ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

Most likely both: There is hyperstimujlation at times witrh increased pituitary hormones causing a serious problem in occasional women wishing to become pregnant ...Read more

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Lh higher then fsh, dhea testosterone and andro norm, no cysts, low bmi, stress from divorce, missed 2 periods, pcos or? stressed out?

Lh higher then fsh, dhea testosterone and andro norm, no cysts, low bmi, stress from divorce, missed 2 periods, pcos or? stressed out?

Could Stress but - -: There's a lot of variability in hormone levels depending on the timing and other factors that alter body physiology. Stress is one of them, follow up with the doctor is recommended. Consider stress management through counseling and other interventions that boost coping skills. ...Read more

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Is PCOS or non classic CAH?FSH/LH are 1:3 ratio Testosteron Androstenedion 17Oh Progesteron are high Cortizol DHEA-S SHBG PROLACTIN Normal ACTH low

Is  PCOS or non classic CAH?FSH/LH are 1:3 ratio Testosteron Androstenedion 17Oh Progesteron are high Cortizol DHEA-S SHBG PROLACTIN  Normal ACTH low

ACTH stimulation: If you have features of both problems, the male hormone levels and menstrual irregularities and infertility are the hallmarks of a diagnosis of PCOS. What does your Endo or Gyne/Endo say about this ? Ask them for answers, which may include an ACTH stim test to see how your pituitary axis is functioning to start with, followed by more adrenal function testing... ...Read more

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High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

Varies: Lh levels peak just before ovulation, usually over 25 iu/l. During the rest of the cycle lh levels should be very low. Fsh levels are slightly high (5-10 iu/l) around cycle day #3 and also peak just before ovulation, around 15iu/l. ...Read more

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Can natural progesterone raise LH surge?

Can natural progesterone raise LH surge?

No but: Progesterone supplementation will not raise an lh surge, though estrogen supplementation can. Progesterone should never be taken before ovulation if you are trying to get pregnant since it may harm ovulation and/or implantation. ...Read more

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Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.

Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.

PCOS: It is true that you need a proper balance of estrogen and Progesterone to achieve normal breast development in a women. However, there are other factors affectiing the breasts including the hormones prolactin and growth hormone. It is true that there is increased lh in pcos but this usually increases testosterone (one of the hallmarks of pcos). ...Read more

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Which hormones increase fertility?

Which hormones increase fertility?

Complex: Fertility requires a number of hormones that need to be released in the right amounts at the right time in your cycles. For instance, fsh makes the follicles which contain the eggs grow, lh causes the eggs to release and estrogen and Progesterone prepare the womb for implantation. Production of too little or too much of these hormones or release at the wrong time can cause infertility. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) is an estro receptor.Brain needs estrogen surge to release lh.Which means ppl on Clomid (clomiphene) don't have LH surge?How egg burst out?

Clomid (clomiphene) is an estro receptor.Brain needs estrogen surge to release lh.Which means ppl on Clomid (clomiphene) don't have LH surge?How egg burst out?

Got confused?: You are getting yourself confused. Clomid (clomiphene) is not an 'estro receptor' at all; it is mainly an estrogen receptor antagonist, but it has pro-estrogenic actions in some tissues and anti-estrogenic actions in others. Women on Clomiphene do mostly have an lh surge; not surging means the Clomiphene dose was likely too low. ...Read more

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Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) decrease testosterone production in males?

Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) decrease testosterone production in males?

No: Nolvadex, a brand of tamoxifen, is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. As such, there are some small studies that suggest that it can actually increase testosterone production in med. Similarly, so can aromatase inhibitors which decrease conversion of t into e. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/list_of_drugs_banned_from_the_olympics for a list of banned substances in competition & why. ...Read more

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Fsh, lh follicular stimulating hormone (fsh) 4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

Fsh, lh
follicular stimulating hormone
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4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

Probably: Normal ranges can vary from lab to lab, so the 1st step would be to compare your results to the reference range, usually listed in parentheses such as (1.5 - 10). For hormone tests, however, results have to be interpreted in the context of what is happening clinically. Expected values for someone who is pregnant, or on birth control pills, or who should be ovulating at the time could all differ. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pcos, low ovarian reserve, premature ovarian faliure?

What is the difference between pcos, low ovarian reserve, premature ovarian faliure?

Good question: They can all happen in the same woman.Pcos is a hormonal/metabolic syndrome that can sometimes cause infertility but the issue is usually low Progesterone levels and poor egg quality due to Insulin resistance. Low ovarian reserve indicates a condition in which the number of eggs left are limited. This usually occurs before premature ovarian failure which is early menopause. ...Read more

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