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What Can High Levels Of Dhea Sulfate Do
DHEAS---Adrenal: Dhea-sulfate test measures the amount of dhea-sulfate in the blood. Dhea-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women. Excessive dheas maybe found in....Adrenal carcinoma congenital adrenal hyperplasia polycystic ovary syndrome tumor of the adrenal gland. ...Read more
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
PCOS?: An elevated level of dheas may indicate an adrenocortical tumor, adrenal cancer, or adrenal hyperplasia. An increased level of dheas is not diagnostic of a specific condition; it usually indicates the need for further testing to pinpoint the cause of the hormone imbalance. Polycystic ovarian syndrome:dheas may be elevated but may also be normal as this disorder is usually related to ovariaandrogen. ...Read more
Context: Elevations in dheas may be seen in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and also in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia ( and other adrenal dysfunction) and in patients who have early pubic hair development ( pediatric). Please speak with your doctor about your elevation to determine what the right course of action is for you. ...Read more
How high is dhea sulfate level considered significantly elevated? What about mild/moderate? In terms of mcg/dl?
It depends: It varies based on sex and age. Typical normal ranges for females are: ages 18 - 19: 145 - 395 ug/dl ages 20 - 29: 65 - 380 ug/dl ages 30 - 39: 45 - 270 ug/dl ages 40 - 49: 32 - 240 ug/dl ages 50 - 59: 26 - 200 ug/dl ages 60 - 69: 13 - 130 ug/dl ages 69 and older: 17 - 90 ug/dl typical normal ranges for males are: ages 18 - 19: 108 - 441 ug/dl ages 20 - 29: 280 - 640 ug/dl ages 30 - 39: 120 -. ...Read more
What does it mean to have high dhea sulfate levels (elevated adrenal hormones)? What are the problems associated with this? What can it lead to?
By itself: A high (how high) dheas level may mean nothing at all. I don't know why the level would have been drawn in the first place. It can be significantly (not slightly) elevated in a variety of ovarian or adrenal problems, including pcos. It is also stimulated by certain medications. As a solitary finding without other clinical information, however, it has no value. Talk w/the doctor who ordered it, . ...Read more
What can be the cause of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? What does it mean if it's idiopathic?
Not that high: A dhea-s of 599 (correct -comes from the adrenals) is somewhat increased but will usually not cause problems. It would help to know the reason why it was done. If periods are irregular other tests were probably run and if normal would be reassuring. If periods very irregular and increased facial hair you should definitely see an endocrinologist if you have not done so to look for other things. ...Read more
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