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Can you raise dhea level?

Can you raise dhea level?

You can take it but.: Dhea can be bought in certain stores selling vitamins and nutritional supplements and it will raise your blood level. Problem is very few studies show any measurably benefit from doing so, except perhaps in people whose adrenals have stopped working. Lots of hype about various benefits (energy, immune system) but no hard data to show it helps. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more


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Can dhea boost your energy?

Doubt it: Dhea has been used for many things: increase libido, increase hair and increase energy. The studies are not too convincing. I doubt it. ...Read more

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Can dhea be used to increase testosterone significantly?

Not effectively: Dhea was once labeled the mother of all hormones but it's efficacy in driving up t levels is more than it deserves. In a few patients, it might help but don't forget that it can be converted directly into Estradiol which would be even worse! Plus you really have no control and unless you're checking levels, you won't know until it's too late and you have moobs. ...Read more

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Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on their website. ...Read more

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Does dhea raise bloodpressure?

Does dhea raise bloodpressure?

Most "DHEA": Pills don't have much dhea in them. Even if they did, it's not an approved treatment for any medical problem. Dhea is metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone -- and you can't choose which it goes to -- so yes, it can cause problems, including blood pressure elevation. ...Read more

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High dheas, other hormones normal. Not pcos. What can be other reasons for high dheas? What medicine should I take? Metformin increased dheas levels

How high?: Chronic stress has the potential to increase the dheas although it doesn't do this in everyone. Rarely an adrenal or ovarian tumor can raise the level but almost always raises testosterone also — which you report is normal. Dheas can have weak "male hormone" effect, causing mainly increased unwanted hair growth. Typically, one counters this oral contraceptives and, sometimes, spironolactone. ...Read more

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What can boost my energy and mood? I heard dhea is good? I'm 23 female currently only taking vitamin b complex & vitamin d3. Thanks!

What can boost my energy and mood? I heard dhea is good? I'm 23 female currently only taking vitamin b complex & vitamin d3. Thanks!

Don't fool with: Mother nature! Dhea pills generally don't contain much dhea, and even if they did, dhea is metabolized into cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you don't have any way to control which it is converted into. Why take something that can't help you and can potentially harm you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. How about getting counseling rather than rx? ...Read more

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No pcos, but still dheas is high 519. Metformin increased the level. Should i only take birth control pill to reduce the level? Or combine any med?

No pcos, but still dheas is high 519. Metformin increased the level. Should i only take birth control pill to reduce the level? Or combine any med?

Doctor: Unfortunately I suggest think you probably talk to the doctor that prescribed the metformin in the first place. If you have not seen the doctor recently consider seeing somebody so that they can check and review all lab work. ...Read more

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My amh is less than 0.3 Doctor has asked me to take dhea 50gm twice a day. Does dhea increase amh?

My amh is less than 0.3 Doctor has asked me to take dhea 50gm twice a day. Does dhea increase amh?

No: Hi. AMH is used to assess residual egg capacity, and the is NOT influenced by DHEA. I suggest you talk with a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Will dhea 25 milligram increase muscle mass if supplemented once a day?

Yes it could: Dhea could potentially increase your testosterone leading to higher lean body mass and lower fat mass. However, pure dhea might increase your Estradiol levels as well which in higher doses can cause gynecomastia (male breasts) and other estrogen related side-effects. I suggest taking 7-keto dhea rather than pure dhea to prevent raise in other hormones since it won't convert to estrogen. ...Read more

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62yr old female taking 50mg dhea. Its wonderful; increased energy, bone mass, losing fat, libido came back. Is detectable in employee drug test?

62yr old female taking 50mg dhea. Its wonderful; increased energy, bone mass, losing fat, libido came back. Is detectable in employee drug test?

No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can';t control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Worry about your health, not a drug test. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more

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Does cyproterone acetate help to reduce dheas? Metformin increase it from 430 to 519. Any natural remedy to reduce dheas? What kind of diet to take?

Does cyproterone acetate help to reduce dheas? Metformin increase it from 430 to 519. Any natural remedy to reduce dheas? What kind of diet to take?

There is diet: Combination of metformin and contraceptive pill may be more effective in suppressing the hyperandrogenemia of obese and non-obese pcos patients than metformin alone and may reduce Insulin levels more than contraceptive pill alone. Hence, combined treatment may become a more effective therapeutic option for pcos.

Pcos super foods:
avocados
nuts
cinnamon
apple cider vinegar
salmon. ...Read more

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Can I give myself dhea injections?

DHEA injections: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dhea/ns_patient-dhea/dsection=evidence gives you detailed info about dhea. It does come as an injection but I have never heard of any doctor using it. ...Read more

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How can I lower my dhea naturally?

See answer : Elevated dheas can cause wide range of issues, from hair problems, acne, irregular or scant periods. Your lifestyle, diet and stress levels all contribute to the amount of dhea in your body. Reducing stress, losing weight, eating fewer carbs and meat, vitamin e, licorice, and saw palmetto have all been promoted to lower one's dhea. Latter claims are anecdotal rather than scientifically validated. ...Read more

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Why would I have high levels of dhea

Why would I have high levels of dhea

?Polycystic Ovaries: One possibility is polycystic ovaries (pcos)

Hyperandrogenemia is present in 60% to 80% of women with pcos: 70% have elevated free testosterone, 40% have elevated total testosterone, 25% have elevated dheas. Check with gyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Should I take dhea if it seems to help my mood?

Should I take dhea if it seems to help my mood?

Hormone replacement: It's never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement outweigh the benefits. While there is some limited evidence that dhea replacement can help specific groups (people with addison's disease for example), I am unaware of evidence for pregnenolone replacement. Endocrinologists have this knowledge. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should up my dosage of dhea?

Guess: Dhea as a supplement is unfounded on any real clinical science or evidence; the pills or shots are also unregulated. There is no known disease of dhea deficiency so how much to take is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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What is wrong if I have a slightly elevated level of dheas?

What is wrong if I have a slightly elevated level of dheas?

Probably nothing: If you are male, it is of little concern. Dheas is a much weaker androgen than testosterone. If you are female, it depends on how old you are, how high it is and what symptoms you have. Facial hair? Acne? No periods? Infertility? If you have no symptoms or if they are mild, I would not pursue further. If you are symptomatic, would talk to doc about checking adrenals or ovaries. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if I have a slightly elevated level of dheas?

Probably nothing: Probably nothing, in the absence of other signs/symptoms/abnormal lab results. If you're concerned, ask the doctor who ordered the test. It can go up mildly in androgen excess such as pcos. ...Read more

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I’ve heard conflicting information about the benefits and risks of dhea? Can I get some advice?

I’ve heard conflicting information about the benefits and risks of dhea? Can I get some advice?

Safe With Proper Use: Dhea is a precursor to both male and female sex hormones, primarily testosterone and other androgens, and secondarily estrogen. Low dhea may lead to lower levels of testosterone and other hormonal imbalances. It has direct effects on short term memory, stress hormone levels, skin, muscle, and hair to name a few. Excessive dhea can lead to problems like oily skin or acne, or male pattern hair loss. ...Read more

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How many mgs of dhea would you recommend for a 50-year old, 5'3", 112 lb female? I took 25 mg once and felt awesome, yet didn't take amymore. Help.

How many mgs of dhea would you recommend for a 50-year old, 5'3", 112 lb female?  I took 25 mg once and felt awesome, yet didn't take amymore.  Help.

None: There is no recommended dosage for women. It is one of the steroids in the family with testosterone and can potentially increase the risk of heart attacks. It should only be used under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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Can I take dhea for concentration?

DHEA: The simple answer is yes but before you do go on-line to "MedlinePlus" and see both the good and the bad of DHEA. Then make your decision. ...Read more

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I have high dhea how can I get pregnant?

Unprotected sex: Ignore high DHEA. If you want to get pregnant, engage in unprotected sex. See your FamilyDoc for preconception counseling & to review chronic conditions & medications. Start taking Folic Acid now. Stop drinking alcohol now. Eat right. Exercise. Get plenty of sleep. Then have fun (sex). But must be patient for up to a year. If no pregnancy after 12mo, then see Reproductive Endocrinologist for tests ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant if i have high dhea?

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How can I get pregnant if i have high dhea?

Definitely Possible: I can not answer the question as to how, but you can get pregnant with an elevated DHEA (or DHEA-S). The answer as to how depends on the cause and there are several. You need to see a doctor experienced in disorders of androgens, find the cause & then get treated. I rec starting with an Endocrinologist or Reproductive Endo. Don't panic, first find out if there is even a problem & go from there. ...Read more