Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the body. Secreted by the adrenal glands, it is precursor to other hormones and is transformed by the body into specific hormones once it reaches the target tissue. As a prohormone, most of it effects are related to its end products as opposed to DHEA itself.
DHEA is gaining traction as an anti-aging supplement. It is also being explored as a treatment for several of the health conditions associated with aging.
DHEA is often touted as a “youth restoring” hormone because of its reputation for slowing down the age process, improving general energy levels and cognitive skills. Because of this, many see it as a solution to regulate the side effects of aging and hormone depletion.
DHEA supplementation has shown an increase in energy, cognitive concentration, greater muscle mass/retention and slowing down the progression of Alzheimer disease. DHEA has been shown to have an influence on erectile dysfunction and lack of sex drive. In addition, Men with low DHEA more often experience depression as well as higher risks for overall mortality, including heart failure and cardiovascular threats.
Unfortunately, DHEA production declines as its importance increases. DHEA production reaches its highest point during the 20s, but as one grows older, the body’s DHEA production decreases, leaving as little as 20% of the healthy output by the time one reaches 70.
Since it is a precursor to other hormones, this decline leads to a corresponding effect in other hormones as well. Estrogen and testosterone synthesis, in particular, wane once the DHEA levels decrease. This brings forth several consequences for both sexes. In men, specifically, age-related DHEA decrease leads to a decline in testosterone secretion. This decline is compounded because of the larger role DHEA plays in the production of testosterone as we age.
From trials, DHEA supplements have been shown to increase muscle mass, strength and physical well-being in general. In addition, tests of increased concentration, in men and women, have been shown to improve sexual potency and mood, with women experiencing less menopausal symptoms after taking supplements. Overall, DHEA has been seen as an anti-aging supplement, providing bone and muscle strength, better moods and immune system and increased memory.
When tested on patients with diabetes and neurological disorders, DHEA was not seen to improve erectile function and potency in patients. It has also been shown to exhibit minimal side effects such as mild acne, swollen ankles and increased facial hair in some women.
The effect of long term treatment on cardiovascular conditions and hormone-dependent tumors has not yet been studied, or have yielded conclusive results.
DHEA supplements for anti-aging purposes are currently gaining traction. As a precursory hormone, it is seen by many as a way to regulate hormone balance within the body. In addition, DHEA’s reputation in increased bone and muscle strength, as well as energy, has many physicians exploring DHEA supplements and its effect on bone growth, depression, and other mood and cognitive disorders.
Hormone Therapeutics specializes in endocrine and hormone-related treatment, and is committed to finding the best treatment for your well-being. If you’re curious about how DHEA supplements can improve you and your life, Hormone Therapeutics can provide the answers for you. Call us today!
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“Gross data mismanagement” led to unreliable results that contradicted 30+ years of medical literature, producing a media frenzy that misled consumers and compromised public health.
BOSTON, March, 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Three professional medical societies and a highly distinguished international group of over 130 scientists and concerned physicians have petitioned the Journal of the American Medical Association to retract the article that precipitated recent concerns regarding cardiovascular risks with testosterone therapy. In a letter addressed to the editor-in-chief of JAMA, Dr. Howard Bauchner, the group cites “gross data mismanagement,” rendering the article “no longer credible.” The article by Rebecca Vigen and colleagues was published in the November 13, 2013 issue of JAMA, entitled “Association of Testosterone Therapy With Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in Men With Low Testosterone Levels.” The results of this article were widely reported as new evidence that testosterone therapy is associated with cardiovascular risks, resulting in a Food and Drug Administration safety bulletin issued January 31, 2014. The retraction letter was written by the Androgen Study Group.
Hormone Therapeutics April 29th, 2014
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The following letter was signed by three medical societies and more than 125 scientists and physicians from 24 countries, including 59 full professors (8 emeritus), 6 journal editors, and 12 medical society presidents. Signers include U.S. faculty from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Cornell, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Baylor Medical College, Tufts, and Boston University, among others. The professional societies are The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), and The International Society for the Study of the Aging Male.
The full letter can be read below or on their website.
Hormone Therapeutics April 29th, 2014
Tags: cardiovascular risk, data mismanagement, errors, health risk, JAMA, journal of american medical association, low t, low testosterone, medical literature, medical mistake, myocardial infarction, public health, quality of life, retract article, risks associated with testosterone therapy, safety, stroke, testosterone therapy, well-being