DHEA


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DHEA

Abbreviation for 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.

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 supplements diminish ovarian reserve (DOR) through the practice of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
DHEA is a prohibited substance under the anti-doping code of the World Anti-Doping Agency, which manages drug testing for the Olympics and other sports.
APPI APPI Instrument Instrument APCI-IS, 1-IS, % CV (a) 2-IS, % CV (a) % CV (b) Cortisol 6.5 4.8 9.0 Cortisone 6.5 4.8 13.2 Corticosterone 9.1 8.9 13.1 11-Deoxy (c) 5.9 8.2 9.6 Androc 3.3 5.8 17.2 Testosterone 4.6 5.7 6.7 17-OHPc 2.4 4.9 13.3 Progesterone 3.5 3.5 12.1 DHEA 9.3 8.0 DHEAS 7.4 Mean (range) 5.7 (3.8-7.6) 6.1 (4.6-7.5) 11.3 (8.7-13.9) (a) CVs for APPI are calculated from 20-23 samples.
BMI had no significant association with Estradiol (r= 0.002), Testosterone (r= 0.079) and DHEA (r= 0.128).
Testosterone and P4 concentrations were statistically higher in all the PCOS-induced animals (DHEA treated) compared to CTRL.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) stimulates neurogenesis in the hippocampus of the rat, promotes survival of newly formed neurons and prevents corticosterone-induced suppression.
DHEA supplementation positively affects spontaneous pregnancies in women with diminished ovarian function.
The authors concluded that the study data demonstrate that a daily 6.5-mg dose of intravaginal DHEA in postmenopausal women achieves the desired local efficacy (ie, amelioration of vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms) without systemic sex steroid exposure.
This dog was entered into our G6PD inhibition protocol in October of 2015 and was treated daily with 60 mg/kg/day DHEA and 0.1 mg/kg/day ubiquinone.
Possible associations between each of the selected SCL-90-R pain items and serum levels of DHEA and DHEAS were tested using Spearman correlation procedures.
Adjunct DHEA was also no better than placebo with regard to clinical pregnancy (28.6% vs.