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How can you lower dhea levels in women?

How can you lower dhea levels in women?

Possible, but....: Athough theoretically possible, it would require suppression of the adrenal glands, which the body typically does a great job of regulating on its own. I have seen advertisements for "estrogen and testosterone binders" but these generally do not help, and can cause many side-effects... ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more


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Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

DHEA: Dhea is the precursor for stress hormones and adrenal hormones, high level is generally beneficial, but excess levels are associated with increased hair growth in women. Discuss with your doctor and consider natural remedies to boost female hormones like phytoestogens. ...Read more

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Do dhea levels decrease with age?

Do dhea levels decrease with age?

Yes: In women dhea peaks after the 20s and slowly declines. In premenopausal women dhea is made 50/50 in the ovary and adrenal glands. Blood levels measure contributions from both. But there is a wide overlap of "normal" values at different times of day as well as at different ages and sexes. ...Read more

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Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Adrenal androgen: Hi. DHEA is an adrenal androgen. Do you have male pattern hair growth and/or irregular periods? If you're not taking DHEA, your elevation is coming from your adrenals. This can be seen in some types of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, and other rarer adrenal problems. I suggest you see an endocrinologist for a proper evaluation including diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have high levels of Dheas does this mean I'll have trouble getting pregnant how can I lower it?

First why elevated?: B"sd
DHEAS is the highest concentration steroid hormone. From it is formed all the steroids, including estrogen and progesterone. It can also be associated with elevated male hormones like testosterone that can interfere with cycles and ovulation. It also may affect pregnancy outcomes, especially with girl baby. Elevated DHEAS can come from the adrenal glands, ovaries or both. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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What is causing very low levels of dhea shown in a blood test. I am 24 female. Adrenal tumor?

What is causing very low levels of dhea shown in a blood test. I am 24 female. Adrenal tumor?

DHEA levels: Dhea is not a reliable measure of adrenal function independent of acth stimulation test where it's compared to other hormone levels before and after stimulation. If an adrenal tumor is of concern, a random dhea is unhelpful. If you have concerns regarding adrenal function or adrenal tumor, please consider consulting with an endocrinologist. ...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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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

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What causes low blood level of dhea. I'm 25 female. Adrenal tumor maybe? I have high estrogen and chronic fatigue, body pain etc...

See endocrinologist: Dhea isn't a hormone we typically measure at random because it isn't as reliable as the longer 1/2 life of dheas. Likewise, we usually don't measure total estrogen as it isn't helpful. Dhea is most reliable when compared before and after IV acth during stim testing around other hormones. Adrenal insufficiency can't be identified with a random dhea. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have normal testosterone level but moderate elevation of dheas in a female. I have also male pattern hair loss.

What does it mean to have normal testosterone level but moderate elevation of dheas in a female. I have also male pattern hair loss.

DHEAS: DHEAS is a precursor to testosterone. Even though T is in normal range, it is best to have your DHEAS in normal range also. Please see an endocrinologist. He/she will look at the entire picture of hormones and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old female with a DHEA sulfate level 845 CT scan for abdomen and pelvic area came back clear could there be a tumor somewhere else or wh?

Adrenal: Your level may simply suggest PCOS as adrenal tumor as cause of your DHEA-S elevation will be a rare. Make sure you ask your doctor to check three things: 17 hydroxyprogesterone, prolactin and total/free testosterone
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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

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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 less 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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How to reduce DHEA levels naturally.

DHEA: If your DHEA is normal please don't do anything.
If it is high or low please see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are there benefits of a woman using dhea?

Are there benefits of a woman using dhea?

Yes, if deficient: Suboptimal levels of dhea are common in those with adrenal insufficiency, a common condition in those with ongoing stress. However, dhea is converted to estrogen & testosterone & can be dangerous in high doses. I advise taking 5-10 mg, ideally under medical supervision, as part of a larger program to restore adrenal health- see www. Womentowomen. Com/adrenalhealth/dhea-naturalandsupplementation. Aspx. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of women using dhea?

Benefit: Science suggests that if deficient, replacement can improve libido and depression in women. ...Read more

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What is dheas & its effects on female body?

What is dheas & its effects on female body?

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. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more

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What does it mean when my dhea level is high?

High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA.

The good news is that there is no negative feedback mechanism for DHEA, which means that taking it does not affect your own production of it.

It shouldn't cause a problem. Just decrease or stop your supplementation.
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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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What can you tell me about DHEA & it's effects on the female body?

DHEA: The best advice I can give you is to go on-line to "DHEA MedlinePlus supplements". It is easy reading and much more informative than I could tell you here. If you cannot get on-line a trip to your local library will help you. ...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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What causes high dhea sulfate levels?

DHEA: It would take some time and space to answer that here.

I would try to find "Medicine Plus" on the internet and you will find a lot of readable, meaningful information.

If you don't have a computer take a visit to your local library and they will help you. ...Read more

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Is a dhea sulfate level of 537 normal?

Is a dhea sulfate level of 537 normal?

It's elevated: Which can be benign lab abnormality, pcos or a variety of things. You listed that you are receiving corticosteroids, which can alter dheas levels. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will high DHEA levels affect fertility?

Maybe: Depends on high how and what is causing it. High levels may be associated with things like PCOS and Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Both of these may cause issues that can contribute to infertility. Mild elevations may also be associated with obesity. ...Read more