Top
39
Doctor insights on: Elevated Dhea In Women And Hypothyroidism

Share
1

1
Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
1,248 Doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


2

2
Follow-up endo appt on 3/4, what to ask? Test results-serum testosterone 204, lh-2.5, fsh-6.6, estradiol-18.1, dhea-92.6. Hypothyroid, 5'10", 275lbs.

Follow-up endo appt on 3/4, what to ask? Test results-serum testosterone 204, lh-2.5, fsh-6.6, estradiol-18.1, dhea-92.6. Hypothyroid, 5'10", 275lbs.

Low T obesity: You have low testosterone but you are also more than 100 lbs overweight...I advise joining weight watchers, weight loss will have a dramatic effect on every area of your life! Good luck. ...Read more

3

3
23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

5

5
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?

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

7

7
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

8

8
32yo woman w/ elevated dhea level. Didn't like spironalactone. Am 5'2" 177 lbs. Not polycystic ovaries. Will losing lbs. Help? Any natural remedies?

32yo woman w/ elevated dhea level. Didn't like spironalactone. Am 5'2" 177 lbs. Not polycystic ovaries. Will losing lbs. Help? Any natural remedies?

Need a diagnosis: An elevated dhea is a marker for more than just polycystic ovary syndrome. Your doctor may need to rule out another condition called, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah). Depending on the cause of the elevation in dhea, treatment may be different. ...Read more

11

11
Can hypothyroidism cause a women not to have an orgasm?

Can hypothyroidism cause a women not to have an orgasm?

See below: The only way to be certain that is the casue is to take theyoid to bring up the levels to normal and see if that helps. ...Read more

12

12
Can having hypothyroidism cause a woman not to have an orgasm?

Maybe: Hypothyroid can cause many things including low libido, vaginal dryness...If your hypothyroidism is treated with normalization of thyroid levels, the symptoms should improve. If not, then there is another cause for the lack of orgasm. ...Read more

13

13
How hypothyroidism could lead to elevated level of prolactin, ? A big thank

Complicated: Severe hypothyroidism can cause excessive trh to be released from the hypothalamus. Trh causes release of TSH but also prolactin release thereby raising your prolactin level. Treatment is to take care of the hypothyroidism. ...Read more

15

15
Can the puffy face of a hypothyroid woman disappear temporarily for a month after an abortion?

Can the puffy face of a hypothyroid woman disappear temporarily for a month after an abortion?

Unclear: I am not sure exactly what you are referring to with this exact question. Hypothyroidism if well treated and under control should not be causing a puffy face. Neither should early pregnancy or a pregnancy termination. ...Read more

16

16
As a 35 year old female @ 167 lbs, how can I loose weight being hypothyroid & insulin resistant?

As a 35 year old female @ 167 lbs, how can I loose weight being hypothyroid & insulin resistant?

Thyroid & metformin: Thyroid replacement is critical.
New evidence suggests metformin might slow the progression to dm type 2.
Exercise and calorie restriction (as in weight watchers) is helpful. ...Read more

18

18
I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid. Bmi is 16. I know im thin but I don't feel unhealthy. Should I be more concerned?

I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid. Bmi is 16. I know im thin but I don't feel unhealthy. Should I be more concerned?

Need to be very: Aware you could be at health risks like a decreased immune system and hormone dysregulation. But like many things in life, you may actually be fine, just as a subpopulation of overweight patients actually do fine too. Everyone's body tolerates weight levels different and there are people who do fine at the extremes. ...Read more

19

19
How come women with hypothyroidism are infertile?

How come women with hypothyroidism are infertile?

THYROID HORMONE: Is a key hormone that regulates just about how everything else works in your body. For a healthy pregnancy to occur and go to term without complications, it is extremely important for your thyroid to be working normally. ...Read more

20

20
Can you have elevated TSH but not have hypothyroidism?

Unlikely: Tsh is the most sensitive indicator of thyroid function. When high, it implies that the thyroid level is low. However, if it is only mildly high, the thyroid level may still be normal, and you may have no symptoms of a low thyroid. This is called subclinical hypothyroidism. Rarely, a high TSH can be due to a pituitary problem causing high thyroid levels. ...Read more

21

21
Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Sexual Difference: Part of the reason is genetic differences between men and women
Women typically display greater levels of some antigens in triggering auto immunity ...Read more

24

24
Can you please explain why hypothyroidism is more common in women than men?

Can you please explain why hypothyroidism is more common in women than men?

Autoimmune: Most hypothyroidism is from hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is autoimmune. Many autoimmune diseases are more common in women (eg. Graves, lupus, rheum arthritis, ms). There is a genetic tendency also. The reason why your body decides to attach part of yourself is not known. ...Read more

25

25
What are some of the most common causes of hypothyroidism for women over 40?

What are some of the most common causes of hypothyroidism for women over 40?

They can coexist: The two conditions can coexist. Thyroid disease in general is not uncommon in Lupus patients. Both belong to the larger group of autoimmune conditions in which there is a building of antibodies against once own organ tissues. ...Read more

28

28
Can women with short hair develop hypothyroidism as well?

Yes: Hair length is not a determining factor although it is possible that hair will grow slower if you are hypothyroid. ...Read more

29

29
Why's it the fact that women with hypothyroidism can be infertile?

Why's it the fact that women with hypothyroidism can be infertile?

Skipped ovulations: Hypothyroid women have high TSH levels, this interferes with signals for egg development and ovulation. ...Read more

30

30
What is better to lose weight in hypothyroid in women-zumba or yoga?

What is better to lose weight in hypothyroid in women-zumba or yoga?

Both: You lose weight based on how many calories your burn relative to how many you consume. The longer you exercise, and the more vigorous the exercise, the more you burn. Generally speaking, zumba tends to be associated with more aerobic activity than yoga, but it all depends on how you do them. ...Read more

31

31
What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 (liothyronine) as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more

32

32
What could be the cause of subclinical hypothyroidism for women over 40?

What could be the cause of subclinical hypothyroidism for women over 40?

Subclin hypothyroid: It is almost always unknown. But often an early phase of full blown hypothyroidism and thus the causes are the same as the very long list of the causes of hypothyroidism I would recommend you go to uptodate. Cao and review in more detail. ...Read more

34

34
When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?

When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?

I don't know: Which of your thousands of hormones you think need to be balanced. Correction of hypothyroidism with brand name T4 replacement normalizes your thyroid level and makes it like you didn't have a thyroid problem at all. After that, your other glands will respond as normally as they can. If you were entering into menopause, that process will continue naturally. ...Read more

35

35
At approximately what percent below average does the metabolism operate for a 25 year old female with severe hypothyroidism?

At approximately what percent below average does the metabolism operate for a 25 year old female with severe hypothyroidism?

Replacement?: The simple answer is if you are on the correct dose of thyroid replacement probably none. Your blood test for TSH will determine if you are in "balance". ...Read more

37

37
Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Low ferritin is not nearly as worrisome as high ferritin. ...Read more

38

38
What is the beat multivitamin for women with hypothyroidism?

What is the beat multivitamin for women with hypothyroidism?

Depends: Pure encapsulations has some decent products. Choose something with some selenium and iodine. But best to test zinc, copper, b12, d, etc to find out where you are deficient. Not everyone needs iron or copper. ...Read more

39

39
How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

Unpredictable: There may be decreased secretion and decreased metabolism, but in general the levels are somewhat abnormal. Luckily hypothyroidism is easily treated by brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more