DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands. Levels of DHEA naturally drop after age 30; however, insufficiency is accompanied by various side effects. Studies have found that DHEA supplements may help alleviate symptoms associated with:
• adrenal insufficiency
• skin related disorders
• sexual dysfunction
• psychological disorders
Studies on DHEA have shown promise in “reversing” the aging process. Other possible uses include attempts to boost:
• cognitive function
• muscle strength.
DHEA has also been evaluated for treatment of other conditions, ranging from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s.
Talk to your doctor the next time you’re in our office to see if this vitamin is right for you.