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What exactly is the function of dhea?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Dr. Robert Lang
A study in women showed that DHEA S levels correlated with sexual desire better than testosterone.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PRE-ANDROGEN

Dhea is made in the adrenal gland & brain as a precursor steroid (building block) to androgens & estrogens.
There is no evidence it aides memory. See fuller, sj; tan, rs, martins, rn (2007 sep). "androgens in the etiology of alzheimer's disease in aging men and possible therapeutic interventions.". Journal of alzheimer's disease : jad 12 (2): 129–42. Pmid 17917157.

In brief: PRE-ANDROGEN

Dhea is made in the adrenal gland & brain as a precursor steroid (building block) to androgens & estrogens.
There is no evidence it aides memory. See fuller, sj; tan, rs, martins, rn (2007 sep). "androgens in the etiology of alzheimer's disease in aging men and possible therapeutic interventions.". Journal of alzheimer's disease : jad 12 (2): 129–42. Pmid 17917157.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Samuel Becker
Family Medicine

In brief: Adrenal hormone

It converts to other hormones, like estrogen and testosterone.
Multiple studies show that older people with higher levels exhibit better health then those with low levels. It can increase acne. It has been shown to have good effects on those with pain and is being investigated for use in lupus patients. It can raise testosterone in women but not much in men.

In brief: Adrenal hormone

It converts to other hormones, like estrogen and testosterone.
Multiple studies show that older people with higher levels exhibit better health then those with low levels. It can increase acne. It has been shown to have good effects on those with pain and is being investigated for use in lupus patients. It can raise testosterone in women but not much in men.
Dr. Samuel Becker
Dr. Samuel Becker
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