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Low Dhea And Thyroid
I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?
Unusual: Defying physics is remarkable. You have created energy without a source. Most people cannot possibly gain weight without a change in diet or exercise. You need to sit down and think about this, and then formulate a plan so that you expend more calories than you consume. Good luck and have a great weekend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neg cervical culture, neg urine culture, dheas hemaglobinaic proclatin FSH LH thyroid all normal. I have few follicles, no cycle in 1yr after pill bad?
No diagnosis yet: You have had part of a work up. Speak with your doctor about what the cause is then you can think about what to do for long term treatment. ...Read more
Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?
Look Simple First: Stress can cause hair loss. You listed a lot of tests, but few basic ones. Iron def is an often overlooked cause and may be one the most common. You don't have to have anemia but low iron, simp blood test. Preg or early preg loss. OCPs. Menopause. Thyroid dz. Other B vit def. (biotin). Sig wt loss. PCOS. Meds. Low estrogen. In male pat levels not always high. consid bx. Basic w/u 1st. PCP 1st. ...Read more
Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?
You will need Exam: This problem outlined by your question will need to undergo asap examination by your local internal medical physician. The "sore throat near chin" may be due to a number of diagnoses, and thus does not lend itself to 'diagnostic conjecture' within this forum. (it could be due to inflammed lymph node, inflammed salivary gland, skin infection proper, just to name a few possiblities.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Always normal menses but 3-6 days late for 5 mos straight. Sudden facial/neck hair & depression. No PCOS or Thyroid issues. Hormone labs fine except DHEA-S at 297 (range=33-266). Endo appt in Feb but symptoms worsening. What are odds of adrenal tumor?
DHEAS is 663, 34F. All my other blood work is normal. I did testosterone, thyroid, prolactin, progesterone, FSH. Do i need to do the ultrasound, ct ?
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
Uncertain at most: If levels of dhea decline with age, can replacing the hormone reverse aging in humans? Nobody knows for sure. In studies, laboratory animals given dhea supplements live up to 50 percent longer than normal. But we humans metabolize dhea differently than animals, so these results don't necessarily apply to us. http://www.anti-agingmd.com/dhea.html#top. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer