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Doctor insights on: Elevated Dhea In Women And Hypothyroidism

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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
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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


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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

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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

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

32yo woman w/ elevated dhea level. Didnt 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid.. bmi is 16.. i know im thin but i dont 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 dont 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

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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

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more