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Is Dhea Safe For Menopausal Women
Not a good idea!: The use of hgh (human growth hormone) is not appropriate for use in treating menopausal symptoms (which I am assuming you are referring to). It would be more appropriate to talk with your doctor about the symptoms you are trying to treat and addressing them in a non-hormonal way if possible. The use of hgh, for example, will likely significantly impact your cholesterol levels in an adverse way! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All women should get adequate calcium for bone health. Premenopausal women should get 800 - 1000 mg/day. As with many important nutrients, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing and high doses of supplemental calcium can increase risk of heart disease. It is best to get calcium through food sources rather than supplements. If using supplements, use low doses with food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data in breastfeeding, as its mostly a drug used in older men. I would avoid it. I'm interested to know what the indication would be for a pregnant woman to need to use finasteride, or even to have an interest in using it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements. Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
N-acetylcysteine is.: The glutathione precursor n-acetyl-cysteine is class b (i.e. Safe) in pregnancy and lactation. It is administered in cases of tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning (e.g. Suicide attempt) and reverses the toxic effects on the liver and kidneys reliably. Glutathione per se is not used in clinical practice. ...Read more
Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?
Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limit intake: Long periods of estrogent use (as in hormone replacement) have been proven to increase the risk for breast cancer. This is especially true if taken for longer than 5 years. If you are looking for breast enlargement, then you should consult with your doctor. I recommend considering augmentation, which is performed by a plastic surgeon. Explore all options in order to make informed choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Me: 31, premature menopause, FSH is 120, amh is 0, 16. Medicine: estradiol, progesterone, dhea & coq10. Is there a chance i can get pregnant naturally?
I'm 50, post-menopause, both ovaries removed, no HRT, and my DHEA is 476. I have hair loss, oily skin, acne. Is my DHEA high? Is this an adrenal issue
What is a safe dose to take of dhea for women without causing hair loss? I would like to take it for well being as well a weight and exercise aid.
I am a 36yo female on 50mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is it safe to take 7-keto dhea supplements and bio-identical progesterone cream?
Why?: The safety of the combo has never been studied. Why would you want to take these supplements which are not recommended as treatment for any human problem or disorder. Bio-identical just means it costs a lot more, not that it's appropriate to use. Keto-dhea can lead to many potential side effects. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
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
Do not recommend: Dhea is a hormone normally produced by adrenal glands. Pharmacologic dosing in a adolescent male may lead to unacceptable side effects like small testes, aggressive behavior, and acne. Furthermore, having this substance in your body will make you ineligible to participate in organized sports where drug testing is performed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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..
WHY?: Dhea is converted to cortisone, testosterone and estrogen - and you have not control as to which or how much. Also, most of the dhea supplements don't have much dhea in them, and who know what else is in there. You don't even know why you're taking them or how to measure your response. Don't get medical info from tv, friends and the internet. Yohimbine won't do anything positive for you either. ...Read more
Beast tester booster: Absolutely not. Long term effects are unknown ...Read more
Serotonin: Always is to run it by your prescriber. Sometimes that isn't helpful. Don't just take it. Check interaction checker like: http://reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker -I am not endorsing this one specifically. Some don't include all supplements, so you have to use good judgement and search. In this case there is reason to worry, need to follow up with MD and follow their advice ...Read more
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