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Is a dhea supplement safe to use for an adrenal imbalance?

Is a dhea supplement safe to use for an adrenal imbalance?

Safe, but ineffectiv: If you truly have adrenal insufficiency, dhea alone is not adequate replacement, and you will need additional hormones including glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. "adrenal imbalance", "adrenal fatigue" etc are really pseudo-diseases, not well characterized, and it probably wont hurt to take dhea. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is it ever safe to take dhea or pregnenolone without first testing hormone balances in a lab?

Is it ever safe to take dhea or pregnenolone without first testing hormone balances in a lab?

Hormone replacement: Its 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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Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Yes: If you do not get enough calcium in your diet , your body will take it out of your bone. Only supplement your diet if you are not getting the recommended intake for your age and sex. ...Read more

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Is resveratrol safe to take with a thyroid condition?

Is resveratrol safe to take with a thyroid condition?

Yes,: But you can't take in enough resveratrol to make a difference in any biological action, reaction or process in your body -- so don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a pro hormone with oxcarbazepine?

Is it okay to take a pro hormone with oxcarbazepine?

Drug interactions.: Oxcarbazine metabolizes through the liver and potential drug-drug interactions may be rather common. Probably this will be trivial, but need to ascertain whether the oxcarb level will be affected by your hormone. Ask your doctor to check potential issues for you. ...Read more

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What should be used to treat excess estrogen in a female? Please suggest something safe. Would progesterone cream help?If yes then which brand?

What should be used to treat excess estrogen in a female? Please suggest something safe. Would progesterone cream help?If yes then which brand?

How do you know that: What makes you think that you have "excess estrogen" in your body? If indeed you do that can be caused by: estrogen secreting tumors in your ovaries missing ovulations! estrogen producing abnormalities elsewhere in your body!, etc. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial for bodybuilders to use l-arginine as supplement ?

Is it beneficial for bodybuilders to use l-arginine as supplement ?

Don't spend much $: Arginine is a naturally-occurring Amino Acid in all completely proteins; there's a popular claim that it releases growth hormone from the pituitary gland but whether this is really helpful isn't clear. A protein meal after a workout is a good idea for a bodybuilder, and creatine helps bulk, but most other supplements and advice are worth little. Train hard, stay trim, enjoy what you do! ...Read more

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Is it safe for females to take testosterone boosters, or could it harm the reproductive system?

Is it safe for females to take testosterone boosters, or could it harm the reproductive system?

Not safe: Unless there is a specific medical condition you are treating under the care of a knowledgeable physician, it is a poor idea. ...Read more

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Is "macafem" a good herb for hormonal imbalance, or what is? My estrogen is low.

Is "macafem" a good herb for hormonal imbalance, or what is? My estrogen is low.

Low estrogen=myth: Your estrogen levels naturally vary by the day of your cycle and your age. I agree with dr mikhail, the popular press has made a myth out there that there is a balance level for hormones. If you are not on a prescription hormone pill, and not menopausal, your estrogen levels are highest in the first half of your menstrual cycle, getting lower in the later half. That is natural. ...Read more

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Is there a female equivalent maybe a natural estrogen building herb to macca which we know is used to build testosterone?

Is there a female equivalent maybe a natural estrogen building herb to macca which we know is used to build testosterone?

No: None of the products you mentioned will do anything positive for anyone. These products have no value and can cause problems. Plus who knows what's really in them? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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When taking hydrocortisone supplementation for partial adrenal insufficiency, what is the best way to monitor for any adverse impact on bone health or other health issue due to excess hydrocortisone?

When taking hydrocortisone supplementation for partial adrenal insufficiency, what is the best way to monitor for any adverse impact on bone health or other health issue due to excess hydrocortisone?

Check with your PCP: Or the internist/endocrinologist would be keeping an eye on the blood levels of the cortisol and acth , and take appropriate action, to maintain your cortisol levels. Bone density study could help to maintain bone health. ...Read more

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What is an effective, non-prescription supplement or herb to take for osteoarthritis?

What is an effective, non-prescription supplement or herb to take for osteoarthritis?

Multiple choices but: Not many with any scientific evidence to support their use. The most common is glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and msm. A minimum three month trial of these medications is recommended before one can determine any potential benefit. ...Read more

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Is there a safe natural way to boost my testosterone levels? Like with vitamins or supplements

Is there a safe natural way to boost my testosterone levels? Like with vitamins or supplements

No magic pill: Find some sports that you really enjoy, if you have a romantic partner work hard on the relationship and all of its aspects, and eat sensibly, getting used to limiting what you eat to what you really need and getting plenty of protein and less grease and sugar. This will probably raise your testosterone and very likely get you the things you want from having the higher testosterone. Cheers. ...Read more

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Which male hormone is better to use for libido?

Which male hormone is better to use for libido?

Male hormone?: There r plenty of medication on the market now . However , I do not advise u to take any of them without talking to u pcp. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin supplement to help someone with a low thyroid?

Is there a vitamin supplement to help someone with a low thyroid?

More research needed: The best treatment for low thyroid function is to replace the thyroid hormone with levothyroxine to get the levels back to normal. New research suggests selenium can help slow down the inflammation, however, more research is needed. ...Read more

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Have any doctors heard of using clomiphene citrate or anastrozole to boost a mans natural production of testosterone ? If so is it safe and effective?

Have any doctors heard of using clomiphene citrate or anastrozole to boost a mans natural production of testosterone ? If so is it safe and effective?

Let's back up: These are sometimes used to scam bodybuilders but i'm going to assume that your concern is rather with diminished libido despite your young age. If you have had a few serum testosterone levels actually low, this may be the problem; otherwise these won't help you. More important is that some smart physician screen you for prolactinoma, hemochromatosis & other important causes of lost libido. ...Read more

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Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more