What is DHEA?

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What is DHEA?

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA is required for the productions of the male and female sex hormones, androgen and estrogen. This hormone is widely associated with aging because for most people, DHEA levels begin to deplete at about age 30. By age 70, DHEA levels are reduced to about 10% of the average young adult.

Symptoms of DHEA Deficiency

Hair loss on body and scalp (Alopecia Universalis)
Significant decrease in sex drive in both men and women
Erectile dysfunction in men
Dry skin, hair and eyes
Hypersensitivity to light and sound
Trouble sleeping (Insomnia)
Stress and anxiety
Depression
Mood swings
Memory loss
Fatigue
Joint pain and discomfort
Loss of muscle mass

Benefits of DHEA Supplementation

Reduce Inflammation and stiffness of the arteries
Reduce risk of heart disease.
Improve insulin resistance and reduce abdominal fat
Treat symptoms of mild to moderate Lupus
Help reduce bone loss in older women
Improve body fat composition
Reduce bad cholesterol (LDL)
Increase Testosterone levels
Treat erectile dysfunction
Improve libido
Treat depression
Reduce stress and anxiety
Reduce hypersensitivity to light and sound
Reverse dry skin, hair and eyes
Reverse bone loss and joint deterioration
Improved memory and mental function
Treat insomnia and relieve common symptoms of menopause

Other Benefits of DHEA

Researchers believe that DHEA may improve other health conditions, such as infertility, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, dementia and opiate withdrawal.

Caution

Safe and effective DHEA supplementation requires proper evaluation, testing and treatment by a qualified medical professional.

Contact our hormone clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin if you have any questions about DHEA supplementation, or would like to schedule a consultation.

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