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Herbs That Increase Boost Dhea
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
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
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
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
Should I worry about estradiol increases as a male when using transdermal 7 keto dhea for weight loss?
Discuss: Please discuss with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
My amh is less than 0.3 Doctor has asked me to take dhea 50gm twice a day. Does dhea increase amh?
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
Doubtful: Best to consult with dr who ordered testing. ...Read more
Can inositol (Ovasitol made by Theralogix) and DHEA be used at the same time to increase egg quality of a PCOS patient?
Ovasitol: Please do not take any chances till you ask your doctor. Might not be an issue but you MUST find out. ...Read more
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
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:
apple cider vinegar
salmon. ...Read more
Could low dhea sulfate or low pregnenoone levels cause your heart rate to increase with excertion heart test are normal echo stress test?
Not likely: Likely a component of deconditioning. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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