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Why would I have high levels of dhea

Why would I have high levels of dhea

?Polycystic Ovaries: One possibility is polycystic ovaries (pcos) hyperandrogenemia is present in 60% to 80% of women with pcos: 70% have elevated free testosterone, 40% have elevated total testosterone, 25% have elevated dheas. Check with gyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more


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What can high levels of dhea sulfate do?

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

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I have high levels of Dheas does this mean I'll have trouble getting pregnant how can I lower it?

First why elevated?: B"sd DHEAS is the highest concentration steroid hormone. From it is formed all the steroids, including estrogen and progesterone. It can also be associated with elevated male hormones like testosterone that can interfere with cycles and ovulation. It also may affect pregnancy outcomes, especially with girl baby. Elevated DHEAS can come from the adrenal glands, ovaries or both. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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My friend's age is 20.She has high levels of dhea.Can you say causes of that?Hormone level and period are regular.Is that very serious odangerous?

My friend's age is 20.She has high levels of dhea.Can you say causes of that?Hormone level and  period are regular.Is that  very serious odangerous?

Depends on levels: Dhea is the most abundant adrenal hormone. It's sulfated form is more stable. Labs are not perfect and i wonder why the level was checked in the first place. It may need to be followed and may mean nothing if she is healthy and a symptomatic, but best to have it repeated. If level is too high, more evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I have very high levels of DHEA (480) but borderline low cortisol (3.7). Endocrinologist says PCOS. I worry about adrenal fatigue. Should I worry?

Not normal: First of all there is no such thing as "adrenal fatigue" (not a real disease or condition). With high DHEA, you could have a steroidogenic enzyme deficiency causing congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Do you have any male-pattern hair growth? Irregular or absent periods? Other steroids & steroid intermediates I would check are: 17(OH)progesterone, Androstenedione, and testosterone; others to check too ...Read more

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Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

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

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What does it mean when my dhea level is high?

High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA. The good news is that there is no negative feedback mechanism for DHEA, which means that taking it does not affect your own production of it. It shouldn't cause a problem. Just decrease or stop your supplementation. ...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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Will high DHEA levels affect fertility?

Maybe: depends on high how and what is causing it. High levels may be associated with things like PCOS and Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Both of these may cause issues that can contribute to infertility. Mild elevations may also be associated with obesity. ...Read more

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What does your high dhea-sulfate levels mean?

What does your high  dhea-sulfate levels mean?

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