DHEA Elevated

DHEA Elevated: Overview

Excess DHEA can cause excess levels of estrogen and testosterone, as well as creating a dependence.

Elevated DHEA

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Signs, symptoms & indicators of DHEA Elevated:

Lab Values - Hormones

Counter-indicators:

Risk factors for DHEA Elevated:

Childhood

Very early puberty onset often increases risk of DHEA ElevatedVery early puberty onset
Girls with premature puberty have been found to have elevated levels of DHEA-S.  The elevated levels are normally one of the first biochemical signs of awakening of the reproductive glands, in this case the adrenal gland after the long period of childhood inactivity.

Recommendations for DHEA Elevated:

Hormone

Not recommended:

KEY

Strong or generally accepted link: often increases risk of
Strong or generally accepted link:
often increases risk of
Definite or direct link: is a sign or symptom of
Definite or direct link:
is a sign or symptom of
Definitely or absolutely counter-indicates: strongly contraindicates
Definitely or absolutely counter-indicates:
strongly contraindicates
Should be avoided: is NOT recommended for
Should be avoided:
is NOT recommended for