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What is the connection between dhea and ivf?

What is the connection between dhea and ivf?

Egg production: Dhea might help improve egg yield. While data remains limited, it seems clear that androgens, male hormone, help sensitize follicles to stimulation. Women with high natural androgen levels tend to have many small antral follicles. Supplementing stimulation with dhea can, in some women, improve the number of eggs. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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When to start dhea again after failed ivf?

When to start dhea again after failed ivf?

DHEA?: Answer number 1: if your doctor prescribed it, ask him/her, do not take online advice. Answer 2: if your doctor didn't prescribe it, don't take it. ...Read more

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I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf. Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?

Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food stores or compounded. There are no good studies that show an improvement in pregnancy rates, and many mds around the country do not use it. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with an amh of 0.1. Do I still have hope of conceiving naturally with dhea or can I do IVF with my own eggs?

I have been diagnosed with an amh of 0.1. Do I still have hope of conceiving naturally with dhea or can I do IVF with my own eggs?

Yes and yes: Amh of 0.1 ng/ml indicates low ovarian reserve. Its prognostic but is not intended to give yes or no answer. You still have hope to conceive with your own eggs. Use of dhea is not supported by strong scientific evidence. You also still have the hope of conceiving with your own oocytes. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with an amh of 0.1. Do I still have hope of conceiving naturally with dhea or can I do IVF with my own eggs?

I have been diagnosed with an amh of 0.1. Do I still have hope of conceiving naturally with dhea or can I do IVF with my own eggs?

IVF-ET Needed: I am not in anyway an expert on the matters of modern day infertility treatments. What i can advise you is that you will have to discuss all options with a board certified obgyn specialist who holds a fellowship in treatment of the potentially infertile/subfertile female. ...Read more

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Who can take dhea ?

Who can take dhea ?

Adrenal disease?: Dhea is the precursor to sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone). Testosterone is also released by the testes, and estrogen is also released by the ovaries. Some have used dhea for premature ovarian failure to help libido in women. However, these are mostly off-label uses that poor-quality studies to back them. Other uses (memory, aging, muscles, etc) are not validated and can be unsafe. ...Read more

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Can you raise dhea level?

Can you raise dhea level?

You can take it but.: Dhea can be bought in certain stores selling vitamins and nutritional supplements and it will raise your blood level. Problem is very few studies show any measurably benefit from doing so, except perhaps in people whose adrenals have stopped working. Lots of hype about various benefits (energy, immune system) but no hard data to show it helps. ...Read more

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Low dhea are caused by what?

Low dhea are caused by what?

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 more

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Does dhea really help us grow?

Does dhea really help us grow?

Limited use: Dhea is a steroid hormone manufactured by adrenal glands. It is involved in many processes. What growth are you wondering about - fetal development or muscle building? Consider reading this article - http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/dhea/ns_patient-dhea. ...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

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more


Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more