DHEA - Balanced Hormones Center

DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone, is an important hormone that is produced naturally in the body by the adrenal glands. It serves as a precursor to other key hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Some key functions of DHEA include:

Now you may wonder - when do DHEA levels decline and why does this matter? Typically, DHEA production peaks around age 25 and then steadily declines with aging. By age 80, the DHEA level drops to just 10-20% of what it was at its peak. This age-related drop in DHEA negatively impacts health - it can lead to increased inflammation, sexual dysfunction, lower bone density, loss of muscle mass, decreased energy levels, impaired immune function, and more. Restoring DHEA levels to what’s normal for a person’s age can reverse some of these declines. At Balanced Hormones Center, we specialize in natural hormone balancing, including optimizing DHEA levels. Our expert physicians will test your DHEA and interpret within the context of your symptoms and health goals. We may suggest DHEA supplementation along with lifestyle changes to help you feel younger, healthier, and more energetic. Who should consider DHEA testing and treatment? Those with low energy, sexual dysfunction, severe stress, autoimmunity, adrenal impairment, or simply wishing to slow aging may benefit from precision DHEA modulation. We also find that maintaining DHEA levels improves fitness goals like building strength and endurance. In summary, DHEA is a crucial prohormone that declines with age, negatively impacting wellbeing. At Balanced Hormones Center, we offer cutting-edge testing and personalized treatment including DHEA supplementation when indicated to help patients regain their vitality. Consider scheduling a consultation today to see if DHEA optimization is right for you.

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