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Does dhea help in hair growth?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hormone Replacement

Dhea is primarily used to enhance memory, however it has other usages.
It helps boost the immune system and it is the precursor hormone for testosterone and estrogen. Therefore, through its precursor status, indirectly, it aids in hair growth through the sex hormones. Slow hair growth may actually be due to thyroid hormone deficiency. This is frequently the problem.

In brief: Hormone Replacement

Dhea is primarily used to enhance memory, however it has other usages.
It helps boost the immune system and it is the precursor hormone for testosterone and estrogen. Therefore, through its precursor status, indirectly, it aids in hair growth through the sex hormones. Slow hair growth may actually be due to thyroid hormone deficiency. This is frequently the problem.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is some evidence that it helps in growing pubic hair in women who don't have any.
It can help reduce the effects of aging skin, but there is no evidence that it helps hair growth.

In brief: No

There is some evidence that it helps in growing pubic hair in women who don't have any.
It can help reduce the effects of aging skin, but there is no evidence that it helps hair growth.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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