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Anyone have an opinion of recent study showing improvement of mild to mod sle with the medication prasterone (dhea)?
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62yr old female taking 50mg dhea. Its wonderful; increased energy, bone mass, losing fat, libido came back. Is is detectable in employee drug test?
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. Worry about your health, not a drug test. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can take it but.: Dhea can be bought in certain stores selling vitamins and nutritional supplements and it will raise your blood level. Problem is very few studies show any measurably benefit from doing so, except perhaps in people whose adrenals have stopped working. Lots of hype about various benefits (energy, immune system) but no hard data to show it helps. ...Read more
Uncertain at most: If levels of dhea decline with age, can replacing the hormone reverse aging in humans? Nobody knows for sure. In studies, laboratory animals given dhea supplements live up to 50 percent longer than normal. But we humans metabolize dhea differently than animals, so these results don't necessarily apply to us. http://www.anti-agingmd.com/dhea.html#top. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: In women dhea peaks after the 20s and slowly declines. In premenopausal women dhea is made 50/50 in the ovary and adrenal glands. Blood levels measure contributions from both. But there is a wide overlap of "normal" values at different times of day as well as at different ages and sexes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer : Elevated dheas can cause wide range of issues, from hair problems, acne, irregular or scant periods. Your lifestyle, diet and stress levels all contribute to the amount of dhea in your body. Reducing stress, losing weight, eating less carbs and meat, vitamin e, licorice, and saw palmetto have all been promoted to lower one's dhea. Latter claims are anecdotal rather than scientifically validated. ...Read more
?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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer