Most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body. DHEA is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to androgens. DHEA,along with other adrenal hormones, affects metabolism, immune response, energy levels, and estrogen and testosterone levels.
Use only as directed by your healthcare professional.
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DHEA is SAFE for most people. It can cause some side effects including
acne, hair loss, stomach upset, and high blood pressure. Some women can have changes in menstrual
cycle, facial hair growth, and rarely a deeper voice after taking DHEA
(Dr. Adrian has never seen this).
DHEA is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when
used in larger amounts and long-term. Do not use DHEA in doses higher than recommended. Using higher doses or long-term use of DHEA can increase the
chance of side effects.
Special Precautions and WARNINGS
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: DHEA is POSSIBLY
UNSAFE when taken by mouth during pregnancy or breast-feeding. It can
cause higher than normal levels of a male hormone called androgen. This might
be harmful to the baby. Don't use DHEA if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding. Note: DHEA can dramatically increase fertility for infertile women.
- Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer,
uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: DHEA is a hormone that can affect how
estrogen works in the body. If you have any condition that might be made worse
by exposure to estrogen, don't use DHEA. (Dr. Adrian has never measured
an appreciable increase in estrogen from DHEA).
- Liver problems: DHEA might make
liver problems worse. This is likely a myth. A study discussed on
PubMed.gov shows DHEA increased liver regeneration dramatically...read more
- Diabetes: DHEA can affect how insulin works in the body. If you
have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar carefully if you are taking DHEA.
You will likely need less insulin.
- Depression and mood disorders:
There is some concern that patients with a history of depression and bipolar
disorder might have some mental side effects if they use DHEA. DHEA can cause
mania (excitability and impulsiveness), irritability, and sexual
inappropriateness in people with mood disorders. If you have a mood disorder,
be sure to discuss DHEA with your healthcare provider before you start taking
it. Also, pay attention to any changes in how you feel. DHEA for many
improves their mood and libido.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS):
Taking DHEA might make this condition worse. Don't use DHEA if you have
PCOS. This warning is based upon the fact that high DHEA-S is a marker
for PCOS. However, PCOS is caused partly by insulin resistance, a
condition that DHEA helps.
- Cholesterol problems: DHEA might
lower "good cholesterol" (high lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL). If your HDL level
is already too low, discuss DHEA with your healthcare provider before you start
taking it. Despite this warning, DHEA has been shown to decrease
blocked arteries (atherosclerosis) in animal studies... read more