DHEA


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DHEA

Abbreviation for dehydroepiandrosterone.

DHEA

dehydroepiandrosterone.

DHEA

(dē′āch′ē′ā′)
n.
1. An androgenic steroid hormone secreted largely by the adrenal cortex and found in human urine.
2. A synthetic preparation of this hormone used as a nutritional supplement.

DHEA

Alternative pharmacology
A natural hormone believed by some to be an effective marker of a person’s biological age. Some data suggest that DHEA levels are inversely related to the likelihood of acquiring age-related conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, cancer and degenerative diseases; it has been suggested that DHEA may be administered to slow ageing, increase longevity and strengthen the immune system.

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone, see there.

DHEA

Abbreviation for dehydroepiandrosterone.

DHEA

Abbrev. for DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE.

DHEA,

n dehydroepiandrosterone, a hormone precursor, exists naturally in yams. Claimed to enhance immunity, memory, and neural functioning; hamper osteoporosis; combat atherosclerosis, hyperglycemia, and cancer. Currently being researched as a treatment for depression, arthritis, asthma, lupus erythematosus, and fraility in the elderly. Not for pregnant or nursing women, children, or patients with breast, uterine, prostate, or ovarian cancers or prostate enlargement; can cause irregular heartbeats, insomnia, anxiety, acne.

Patient discussion about DHEA

Q. Is DHEA supplement beneficial, if so to what extent? I am an athlete and a high school student. I gain extra fat during exam time and it becomes difficult to shed them easily. Is DHEA supplement beneficial, if so to what extent?

A. Hi. I would pay attention to the warnings in the answers from Corey and Aprilbean. I've checked it out in my book on Nutrituonal Healing and you are still at an age when your body is producing it naturally. It declines later in life, especially after 40. It said; "CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN TAKING THIS SUPPLEMENT". Some physicians believe that it may suppress the bodies natural ability to synthesize this hormone. High doses can lead to liver damage. I'd rethink this idea Waylon.

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Meeting attendees questioned whether longer DHEA supplementation might improve IVF outcomes, perhaps by affecting the gonadotropin-responsive follicle pool.
Many scientific observations suggest that falling levels of DHEA play a role in creating many "symptoms" of aging that we see as people grow older.
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DHEA helps build muscles, but tired adrenal glands can't make enough DHEA.
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Since DHEA is a precursor to steroids, it's no surprise that it has the potential for similar side effects.
There's no evidence based on this study that DHEA has an anti-ageing effect.
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DHEA is the most abundant hormone in the human body.
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DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that helps your body make estrogen and testosterone.