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Does dhea help in hair growth?

Does dhea help in hair growth?

Hormone Replacement: Dhea is primarily used to enhance memory, however it has other usages. It helps boost the immune system and it is the precursor hormone for testosterone and estrogen. Therefore, through its precursor status, indirectly, it aids in hair growth through the sex hormones. Slow hair growth may actually be due to thyroid hormone deficiency. This is frequently the problem. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old female , my dheas is 663. I am experiencing excessive hair growth. All other blood work came back normal. Is that highly elevated?

I am 34 years old female , my dheas is 663. I am experiencing excessive hair growth. All other blood work came back normal. Is that highly elevated?

Seems quite high: B"sd look at the upper normal range - usually ~300. so yours is quite high. further evaluation is very important to define other hormone changes and help localize source between adrenal and ovaries. Based on the results appropriate imaging studies likely to be needed. would be available to discuss endocrine approach to diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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23 yrsmri pelvis showed lots of follicles in ovaries. Excessive hair growth. Elevated serum prolactin. Slightly high dhea. Very painful period. Pcod?

23 yrsmri pelvis showed lots of follicles in ovaries. Excessive hair growth. Elevated serum prolactin. Slightly high dhea. Very painful period. Pcod?

Possibly: Pcos does not cause prolactin to be elevated. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your lab results who can also factor in your medical history and physical exam. The rest of your presentation does seem like pcos. ...Read more

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Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test.. pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth(neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test.. pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth(neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

PCOS: If you have PCOS, it's the metabolic syndrome that's driving your weight gain, not the DHEA. The DHEA causes acne, hair growth where it's not supposed to be, hair loss on the head and heavy/prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Hair and dhea supplements?

Hair and dhea supplements?

Depends: In women, dhea does convert to a small amount of testosterone. This can promote acne as well as possibly more male pattern hair growth. ...Read more

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I am a women and have high DHEA levels. Can that be causing me to have excess acne all over and excess hair?

I am a women and have high DHEA levels. Can that be causing me to have excess acne all over and excess hair?

Possibly: The two major hormones that cause excess hair growth or acne in women is testosterone or DHEA sulfate. DHEA is a less reliable test because levels vary widely. If these levels are consistently high, one should look for a cause. A common cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome. This would be investigated by your gynecologist or an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 26 year old and my dhea sulphate is 365.i m having hair in face n not getting periods from 3 months?

What to do if I'm 26 year old and my dhea sulphate is 365.i m having hair in face n not getting periods from 3 months?

Norma DHEA-S: Hi. For most labs, that DHEA-S would be in the normal range. Hirsutism and amenorrhea can be due to many things. At age 50 (stated on profile), menopause is most likely. Has your voice deepened or clitoris gotten bigger? Would consider Cushing's, adrenal or ovarian tumors, hyperthecosis. If you're 26 years old, those same possibilities but also pregnancy (wouldn't explain hirsutism, or late CAH. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 26 year old and my dhea sulphate is 365. I'm having hair on my face and not getting periods from 3 months?

DHEA-S: Hi. I must assume you're already seeing a doctor since someone tested your DHEA-S upon hearing your symptoms & examining you. Did the periods get irregular for awhile before they stopped altogether? How long has the hirsutism been there? If you're 26, DHEA-S 365 is within normal limits. Still could be an adrenal or ovarian hormonal problem. Any high BP, diabetes, or fracture? See endocrinologist! ...Read more