How to use Dhea in a sentence

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  • However, DHEA is suboptimal for human use, partly because it is readily metabolized into sex steroids.

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  • Few studies have been done about the benefits of DHEA, while there are many known risks of supplementation.

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  • This leads many to ask, is DHEA dangerous?

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  • This is because DHEA increases levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a major cause of hair loss.

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  • Women taking DHEA can experience irregularities with their menstrual cycle.

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  • There is some evidence that using DHEA for long periods of time may increase the risk of several cancers, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.

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  • In men, DHEA may cause prostate enlargement.

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  • Because it is a precursor to testosterone, DHEA may lead to increased agitation and irritability.

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  • Women with estrogen-dependent cancers shouldn't take DHEA without consultation with their oncologist.

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  • Those with liver disease should monitor enzyme activity carefully while taking DHEA.

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  • Prior to taking DHEA, both men and women should have their doctors test their DHEA levels.

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  • Contact your personal care physician before taking DHEA.

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  • Taking large doses of DHEA can stimulate cortisol production.

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  • The National Institute of Aging (NIA), which is a subsidiary of the National Institute of Health has issued a statement on hormone supplementation, including supplementation of DHEA.

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  • They further go on to say that self-medicating with over the counter hormone-like supplements, such as DHEA can be dangerous because such products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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  • The National Institute on Aging does not recommend taking any over-the-counter hormone-like anti-aging remedies such as DHEA because the effectiveness hasn't been proven, and little is known about the long-term health risks.

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  • With DHEA, for instance, there have been no studies of use over a term any longer than one year.

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  • According to the NIA, there may even be negative side-effects from DHEA, even when taken for a very short term.

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  • In the end, the NIA cautions that DHEA may cause more harm than good.

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  • The more appropriate question may be, is DHEA dangerous for you?

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  • Your physician can help you to do a risk versus benefit analysis to determine the answer to whether or not you can benefit from the supplementation of DHEA.

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  • Two of the most important fatty acids, DHEA and EPA, are also found in fish oil.

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  • Other ingredients include DHEA, ephedrine, flaxseed oil, fucus vesiculosus, guarana, 5-HTP, L-Carnitine, lecithin, yerba mate, zinc citrate, and zinc pyruvate.

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