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What are the pros and cons of taking dhea for a teenager?

What are the pros and cons of taking dhea for a teenager?

Conns: You should not take anything affecting growth in a growing teenager with out consulting an endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more


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Is taking DHEA dangerous or have side effects for men over the age of 30?

Is taking DHEA dangerous or have side effects for men over the age of 30?

No: Generally it is safe. It is a hormone, however, so I recommend you only use under the advice and supervision of a doctor trained in age management medicine. ...Read more

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DHEA 25 mg is taking 3 times a day. During Ramadan (Fasting month) if it is taken 2 times per day, then is it a problem?

DHEA 25 mg is taking 3 times a day. During Ramadan (Fasting month) if it is taken 2 times per day, then is it a problem?

Why are you: Taking DHEA? How are you judging whether it is helping any current medical problem. DHEA is converted to cortisone, estrogen or testosterone -- and you don't have any way to tell your body which one to convert to. Also, most of the DHEA pills don't have much true DHEA in them. Save your money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Does taking a dhea improve health?

No: Nearly every study on dhea-s supplements has failed to find a consistent benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any sude effects of taking dhea supplement, I have low testosteran count.

Are there any sude effects of taking dhea supplement, I have low testosteran count.

Hormone Supplements: Yes. It can lower your testosterone farther. One should never be on any kind of hormone booster or supplements without the specific oversight of a physician. Anything that mimics testosterone can tell your testes that they do not need to make much testosterone. ...Read more

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Is there an validity to taking coq10 and dhea for 3-4 months. Improving oocyte quality?

Is there an validity to taking coq10 and dhea for 3-4 months. Improving oocyte quality?

Not proven: There is no good quality evidence to support this claim. Some doctors do believe it, and it might possibly turn out to be true, but it's all speculative at this time. ...Read more

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I'm 36y/o, ttc>8mos, amh=0.4. Thinking of taking dhea. How effective is it & how common r the side efx?

Not effective: It is not proven effective in any way for fertility and I do not recommend it; this is largely a popular internet 'urban legend.'. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50mg of dhea ever other day to improve erection quality, i'd like to start taking lysine. Will lysine interfere with the conversion of dhea?

I'm taking 50mg of dhea ever other day to improve erection quality, i'd like to start taking lysine. Will lysine interfere with the conversion of dhea?

Don't take either: Dhea is also converted to estrogen. Do you think that will help your erection? Why are you taking that junk? Eat better and exercise and stop poisoning your body. ...Read more

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What does high dheas mean?

Male hormone: DHEAS is a weak androgen (male hormone) produced by your adrenal gland. Excess levels can cause abnormal hair growth and problems with ovulation. You need to discuss this with your MD. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have high dhea?

Some: There are many effective treatments see an OB/GYN are endocrinologist ...Read more

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What exactly is natural dhea?

Dangerous: Its not regulated and ive seen many people feel better for a while then much worse. There are many natural poisons out there. ...Read more

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Which types of foods contain dhea?

None: Some foods like wild yam and soybeans contain raw ingredients for dhea but do not contain dhea itself. We don't know if eating more soybeans increases your dhea. ...Read more

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What exactly is the function of dhea?

What exactly is the function of dhea?

Prohormone: Dhea is one of the adrenal hormones. It is most noted for help with short term memory. It also helps with the production of Estradiol (estrogen) and testosterone. And it is noted to help with boosting the immune system. ...Read more

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Does lowering of dhea has any effects?

Dhea: Yes as this will change the balance and equilibrium of other hormones e.g. Testosterone, estrogen, Progesterone etc. ...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 are the differences between dhea and 7-keto?

The branding...: These 2 compounds are basically similar; and some even come in the same formulation/powder; so you can make shakes from it to enhance your workouts. Companies like twin-labs; now foods, etc. All have their own...And my sage advice on questions like this is let the buyer beware! Always ask your doctor before starting any new medication/supplement! ...Read more

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Can dhea boost your energy?

Doubt it: Dhea has been used for many things: increase libido, increase hair and increase energy. The studies are not too convincing. I doubt it. ...Read more

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Is dhea in a feedback loop?

Is dhea in a feedback loop?

While ACTH: Can stimulate dhea production, the exact mechanism of dhea regulation is unknown. Beware of junk you read on the internet re: dhea and it's significance in medical disease or use as a therapy. It is metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone -- and you can't control which it's converted into. Stay away from dhea supplements, most don't have much active ingredient anyway. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take dhea?

Is it dangerous to take dhea?

Not really: For the general population the answer is no. If you have any kind of hormonal imbalance then you would want to check with your doctor 1st. More important is why would you want to take it? For men it mostly can cause breast enlargement and higher levels of estradiol, a female hormone. ...Read more

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Does dhea raise bloodpressure?

Does dhea raise bloodpressure?

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

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Can someone be allergic to dhea?

Can someone be allergic to dhea?

Unlikely: Dhea is a natural product produced in our body. Unlikely you would be allergic to it. If you are taking dhea supplements, it is likely you are reacting to some preservative or component of the capsule used to manufacture the product. ...Read more

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Will dhea convert into estrogen?

Will dhea convert into estrogen?

Yes: Dhea is a male-type (androgenic) hormone from the adrenal glands which can be enzymatically converted to other androgens in your body, which can be converted to Estrogens by the hormone aromatase. Beware of marketing excesses that imply benefits from supplements which are unproven. ...Read more

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Can I take dhea for concentration?

DHEA: The simple answer is yes but before you do go on-line to
"MedlinePlus" and see both the good and the bad of DHEA. Then make your decision. ...Read more

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Is dhea used for metopause symptoms?

No: There are no good studies suggesting dhea is good for hot flashes. ...Read more

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Glasterone tablets dhea is what for?

It's for: Ignoring and avoiding and leaving it on the store shelf. It's a waste of money and potentially hazardous. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...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