*The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.
The Steroid Hormone:
DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is popularly known as the “mother hormone” in medical circles as it has the ability to produce various hormones on demand like Estrogen, Progesterone, Cortisol, and Testosterone for Women. A steroid hormone, DHEA is produced in large quantities in your body from the adrenal glands and contributes significantly towards your good health. Studies have shown DHEA may help enhance energy, libido, and cognitive function, decrease abdominal fat, build muscle, improve immune status, build bone, and improve emotions. In women, optimal levels of DHEA are particularly important because DHEA is converted into Testosterone and thus supports sexual health.
DHEA Regulates Cortisol:
DHEA may help to protect against the over production of Cortisol from the adrenal glands and enhance the immune system. This is an important factor since too much Cortisol accelerates aging and causes immune system disorders. Studies show that there is an inverse association between diseases and DHEA levels. This means that if the DHEA level in your blood is high, you are less likely to suffer from diseases.
DHEA’s Effect On The Body:
It‘s been long known that the right hormone levels are very important for the well-being and good health of every individual. In fact, research has shown that the hormones, such as DHEA, produced by your endocrine system along with the “T-cell markers” (found within your immune system) play a crucial role in ensuring your well-being. Furthermore, some published studies have also explained that DHEA supplements can help decrease the risks involved in life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer‘s disease, senility, and even premature death. DHEA levels in your blood typically peak by the time you are 20 years old and decrease to just 5% by the time you turn 80! Optimizing your system with DHEA helps restore youthful levels of the hormone and enhance well-being.*
Some of the most common symptoms of Low DHEA levels are:
- Extreme fatigue/Lower stamina
- Lowered Libido (especially in females)
- Less bone & muscle mass
- Joint pain
- Less hair growth in underarms
- Dryness in skin & eyes
- Bad memory
- Inability to lose weight
- Weak immune system
- Sleeping disorders
DHEA is also important because it:
- Boosts your body‘s immune system
- Lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Helps your body fight certain cancers
- Lowers the risk of diabetes
- Reverse the damage done by Cortisol hormone
- Protects your body against and reverses osteoporosis
Low DHEA can be due to:
- Decreased production
- Smoking (Nicotine inhibits the production of an enzyme, 11-beta-hydroxylase, which is needed to make DHEA)
Testing DHEA Levels:
>As part of the Elite Physical with Comprehensive Hormone Profile, the Harding Medical Institute measures the DHEA levels in your blood. Based on these results we can accurately identify a DHEA imbalance and optimize a treatment strategy.
Call 407.210.2101 now and take advantage of our FREE Concierge DHEA Consultation today.