DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone, is an important hormone that is produced naturally in the body by the adrenal glands. DHEA levels peak in our mid-20s and then steadily decline with age. This decline is associated with various age-related health issues.
What does DHEA do?

DHEA is considered a “parent hormone” as it gets converted into other key hormones like estrogen and testosterone. It plays several important roles:

Some key facts about DHEA:

Check your DHEA levels! The medical professionals at Hormone Solutions specialize in optimizing hormones for health, wellness and performance. We provide cutting-edge testing and personalized treatment plans to help patients achieve peak vitality.

Should I take a DHEA supplement?

As we age, taking a DHEA supplement can potentially help raise levels back to an optimal range. Recommended doses for supplements are around 25-50 mg per day for men and 10-25 mg per day for women.

However, there are some risks with taking DHEA supplements long-term or at high doses. Potential side effects include acne, hair loss, liver issues, and hormonal imbalances.

It's best to have your DHEA levels tested before taking supplements, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions. Work with a knowledgeable health practitioner to determine if DHEA supplementation makes sense for your individual health situation.

The bottom line: DHEA is an important hormone that declines with age and affects many aspects of health. Working with a practitioner to optimize your levels as you get older may provide anti-aging and wellness benefits. Hormone Solutions can assess your hormone levels and customize a DHEA treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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