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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How long could dhea take before side effects?

How long could dhea take before side effects?

DHEA: As soon as excess levels of the hormone are present in the body side effects can develop. Dhea is measured by checking dhea-sulfate levels. For your age, the normal value ranges between 150-250 ug/dl. ...Read more

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What is 7 keto dhea and are there side effects?

7-keto DHEA(7K-DHEA): It is related to dhea, androstenedione and other molecules that can be converted into testosterone & estrogen. 7k-dhea, however, cannot be converted into either of these. It is fairly new, and touted for weight loss & body building. It is sold as a dietary supplement, meaning no studies proving effectiveness were required. No side effects have been demonstrated. It is banned by wada for athletes. ...Read more

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Is taking DHEA dangerous or have side effects for men over the age of 30?

Is taking DHEA dangerous or have side effects for men over the age of 30?

No: Generally it is safe. It is a hormone, however, so I recommend you only use under the advice and supervision of a doctor trained in age management medicine. ...Read more

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43yold taking 200mg progesterone (day1-15)-400mg (day15-28)and dhea 50mg x2yrs-from compounding pharmacy.Can i just stop taking? Side effects of stop?

43yold taking 200mg progesterone (day1-15)-400mg (day15-28)and dhea 50mg x2yrs-from compounding pharmacy.Can i just stop taking? Side effects of stop?

Unclear : It is not clear why you are taking this particular regimen. This is not a very common combination for a 43 year old. Before stopping a medication i recommend discussing with the prescribing doctor. It is important to know why you are taking these medication before we could advise someone to stop them. ...Read more

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I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf. Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?

I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf.  Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?

Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food stores or compounded. There are no good studies that show an improvement in pregnancy rates, and many mds around the country do not use it. ...Read more

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43yrold-progesterone 200mg(day1-15)-400mg(day15-28)and dhea 50mg-for PMS symptoms x2yrs.What happens if i quit cold turkey?What will side effects be?

Why cold turkey?: Discuss with your GYN about changing your hormone regimen. You have an interesting combination since the progesterone is likely turning down (if not off) your natural estrogen/progesterone production while the DHEA is a precursor for hormone production. If it's doing anything for you, stopping cold turkey is going to leave you feeling fairly crummy. ...Read more

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I am a 31 year old PCOS patient, had miscarriage twice. Can i take supplements like DHEA and CoQ10. Are there any side effects? what dosage ?

I am a 31 year old PCOS patient, had miscarriage twice. Can i take supplements like DHEA and CoQ10. Are there any side effects?  what dosage ?

Miscarriage: Please contact your Gynecologist to discuss your concerns. You may get advice by phone or, more likely, you will have to go and see your Gynecologist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more