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My DHEA Sulfate level was 33.00 on 12/16/12 My DHEA sulfate

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My DHEA Sulfate level was 33.00 on 12/16/12
My DHEA sulfate level is 24.6 as of 9/13/13
the lab says should be in 80-560 range

what can i do to raise this level. and what negative effects will low Dhea Levels have on me?

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Low DHEA sulfate level is associated adrenal gland insufficiency.

Mysticdoc :

Adrenal gland produces the DHEA which is then converted to DHEA sulfated in liver and adrenal glands.

Mysticdoc :

DHEA -S is supposed to ne anti inflammatory, anti aging, vasodilatory and anti atherogenic.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, low DHEA-S can cause low energy, depression, lack of sex drive, increased risk of heart disease for example.

Mysticdoc :

DHEA-S level can be increased by the supplements available over the counter.

Mysticdoc :

Usual dose is 50 to 100 mg daily.

Mysticdoc :

There is no significant side effects at this dosage.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

So use a DHEA-S supplement? or just a DHEA supplement...............which my body will convert to DHEA-S????

Mysticdoc :

dhea supplement should be ok

Mysticdoc :

Your body will convert it to dhea - s

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