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Dhea Vs Cortisol
Not much: These hormone levels naturally vary throughout the day, and are affected by stress, illness, medications. As is true for most hormones, the clinical setting, history, physical findings, are essential for determining if there is an abnormality or not. A random level is practically useless. ...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
I would like to know what does DHEA 13.8 ng/mL and CORTISOL,FREE (1) 1.26 mcg/dL , my appt with endo isnt till late next month?
Can't tell: Without knowing the normal ranges forthe lab used. And why they were drawn. Wait for your endo appointment ...Read more
I have to do a 24 hour cortisol/dhea test but decided to suspend it because i had a poor night's sleep. Was i right to suspend the test?
I am being tested for Cushings Disease. High DHEA-S, Hydroxyprogesterone and Cortisol levels, anything else I should be concerned about?
Concerned: Yes you should be concerned but relax - your doctor will carefully go through the conditions you listed and probably see if you have additional issues. If you can, try and let the doctor know when you began to realize that something was a bit wrong. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Does DHEA-s have different levels throughout the day like testosterone or cortisol? How/where is it made in the body? When is it made?
What if the DHEA-S is high and you are not taking supplements? Mine has been flagged high twice in 7 months, so has my hydroxyprogesterone + cortisol
Hi, what can cause elevated DHEAS, high pm cortisol and elevated epinephrine? Also what role does DHEAS play?
Adrenal tumor: but I dint think you have it ...Read more
I have elevated morning cortisol, dhea-s and testosterone. My acth is normal. Is this common in women and are there any ways to fix it?
Hormone issue: Everyone's cortisol is higher in the AM, and almost all hormones have some kind of daily circadian rhythm. Whether or not you have a "disorder", or whether your hormones are normal, cannot be answered here. You need to see an endocrinologist. If menstrual irregularity is the main problem, a gyn endocrinologist may be a good choice. ...Read more
Have low secretory IgA levels 79 mcg/ml, high dhea 0.61-0.91 ng/ml and total daily cortisol of 1.45 mcg/dl. I'm not taking any supplements. Feel tired?
My Testosterone, Thyriod, DHEA-s, 17- OHP, Cortisol, Prolactin & BP are normal level. But my Androstenedione is very high. What could this indicate?
Hard to tell: One would expect the T levels to be elevated as well. I am not sure what very high means. Sometimes in polycystic ovarian syndrome androstenedione is elevated. The fact that DHEAS, T are normal is reassuring. I would suggest talking with your ordering physician about this so that they can determine how significant this result really is. ...Read more
39yr old female, why is testosterone 390ng/dl sohigh? Dhea-s low under 15ug/dl, period & cortisol normal. 2 years on 0.025 estrogen patch. No hairines
Recheck promptly!: Testosterone 390 ng/dl (are you absolutely sure of units?) is extremely high for a female. Please have it checked again sooner not later; if still elevated you need prompt evaluation of the pelvis with imaging studies. With no hairiness (hirsutism) and regular periods I am suspicious the test is either in error or there's a confusion with units. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits
Feminizing hormones: 38 M from PA asks" what does feminizing hormones mean". Have you ever heard of Google? Give this a try. In short they make a man into a woman-but mostly makes boobs get bigger and hurt and Increase risk of blood clots.. Need more information including picture and what you are taking. Happy to consult. ...Read more
27 year old female, not pregnant, cortisol, ACTH, prolactin, dhea, testosterone is high. What can cause all of these hormones to be elevated at once?
Hormones: It would be very helpful if you could give some more information about your symptoms and lab data. ...Read more
I have very high levels of DHEA (480) but borderline low cortisol (3.7). Endocrinologist says PCOS. I worry about adrenal fatigue. Should I worry?
Not normal: First of all there is no such thing as "adrenal fatigue" (not a real disease or condition). With high DHEA, you could have a steroidogenic enzyme deficiency causing congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Do you have any male-pattern hair growth? Irregular or absent periods? Other steroids & steroid intermediates I would check are: 17(OH)progesterone, Androstenedione, and testosterone; others to check too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After suffering various symptoms I had some blood tests which included TSH, 9am Cortisol, DHEA, Kidney function, Liver function and full blood count. All normal apart from very low DHEA what can I do?
Tiny adrenal tumor, h cortisol, h testosterone, h creatinine, h dheas, fast gluc 106. Hysterectomy, thyromegaly
Will metformin reduce testosterone?
I have normal cortisol, progesterone, and estradiol but high testosterone and very high DHEAS (double normal range). I am also a type 1 diabetic and seem to be insulin resistant (hbA1C is 8.2). Could insulin resistance be the cause of elevated DHEAS?
Yes...but: This day in age we are seeing some people with type 1 diabetes and features of insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes features. This sounds like PCOS, believed to usually be caused concern by insulin resistance. I am also concerned over a high prolactin, thyroid disease, or congenital adrenal hyperplasia and these should be completely checked too. ...Read more