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Importance of DHEA

Importance of DHEA

What is DHEA and why is it so important to have in our bodies?  

Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as DHEA, is a natural steroid hormone. It is the major secretory steroidal product of the adrenal glands. It is also produced by the gonads and the brain.

DHEA is the most abundant circulating steroid in our body. Low levels of DHEA in our body can affect:  memory, physical performance, muscle loss, infertility and reproduction, longevity, and can also cause depression, increase risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

Supplements of DHEA may be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. Too much DHEA in our body is not always a good thing.  DHEA releases small amounts of estrogen and for women testosterone, therefore DHEA blood levels need to be monitored closely. Having optimal levels of DHEA will bring back zest and vitality that men and women have lost throughout the years.

If you are interested in talking more about your DHEA levels or how DHEA fits into our bio-identical hormone programs please contact us.

Learn more online about DHEA and how it relates to: metabolism, osteoporosis, aging, cortisol, menopause, cardiac health and more here.

Why Monitor Hormone Levels?

Why Monitor Hormone Levels?

Q)  I feel so great since starting The Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement program.  Why is it necessary I come back at least twice a year?
 

A)  Continuous monitoring of blood levels and symptom management is very important to our practice. Hormones fluctuate and the body changes as we age.  Keeping modest levels of estrogen and progesterone is key to prevention of breast cancer.

Ongoing monitoring of patient and blood levels of hormones is important in our practice. Women vary in their response to hormones, which should be kept at optimal levels in each woman. Too little and too much of anything is undesirable. Also, we implement measures to prevent heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, dementia and cancer, and make sure our patients are following all of these treatment modalities correctly.