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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DHEA treatment significantly reduced the number of small follicles per ovary, even if both FSHP4 and NA-FSHP4 attenuated DHEA's action (Table 4).
Cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and DHEA sulfate in the cerebrospinal fluid of man: relation to blood levels and the effects of age.
DHEA supplementation positively affects spontaneous pregnancies in women with diminished ovarian function.
5-mg dose of intravaginal DHEA in postmenopausal women achieves the desired local efficacy (ie, amelioration of vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms) without systemic sex steroid exposure.
There were no significant DHEAS correlations with headache, chest pain, or muscle soreness (nor were there significant correlations with DHEA and any of the four pain items).
The DITTO (Dehydroepiandrosterone Intervention to Treat Ovarian Aging) study used the same 75-mg daily dose of DHEA for up to 16 weeks (median, 12 weeks) before egg collection in 60 women, aged 23-43 years, with diminished ovarian reserve (antral follicle count <10 or serum Mullerian hormone level <5 pmol/ L).
Under the terms of the deal, EndoCeutics grants Bayer the exclusive worldwide licence for developing, manufacturing and marketing DHEA.
A DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that your body uses to produce sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen.
The result is too much Cortisol and too little DHEA, a hormonal imbalance that can lead to health problems including fatigue.
8) Por su parte, la DHEA potencia la actividad electrica evocada por NMDA en las neuronas CA3 del hipocampo via o1R, (9) e incrementa el calcio intracelular mediante la activacion de los receptores de glutamato NMDA.