Dr Hagmeyer explains Some Of the Costly Mistakes People Make with Excessive DHEA- Don’t Make This Mistake, You Could Further Fatigue Your Adrenals.
In our last article we talked about DHEA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Adrenal imbalance. Many people who experience fatigue, Insomnia, Hormonal imbalances, Chronic infections often suffer with adrenal imbalances. What many don’t realize is that prolonged stress, taxes the adrenal glands to the point where you now suffer with more advanced stages of adrenal fatigue leading to low DHEA reserves.
Symptoms of Low DHEA reserves are responsible for symptoms such as:
- Extreme fatigue
- Decrease in muscle mass
- Decrease in bone density
- Aching joints
- Loss of libido
- Lowered immunity
While these symptoms are a good indicator of low DHEA, we need to look at adrenal functions and DHEA levels as one of several diagnostic tools. Since excessive DHEA in the body can also bring negative results, DHEA supplementation is not always necessary or the best course of action. Likewise, DHEA supplementation, by itself, is rarely the answer, no matter what the supplement manufacturers might want you to believe.
Symptoms and Side Effects Of Excessive DHEA
The most common DHEA side effects includes acne breakouts on facial and back skin, male pattern baldness, hair loss, stomach ache, emotional behavioral changes and high blood pressure as well. Even though in both men and women, side effects are similar but still there are few side effects in women that distinguishes them, which cover irregular menstrual cycle, excessive sweating, facial hair growth and ovarian infection. One of the most common sex related side effects of DHEA supplement is the increasing production level of testosterone and estrogen in males and females which could lead to sexual health problems like low erection level, fertility health condition and breast tenderness in women as well.
According to recent researches on the side effects of DHEA it is suggested that DHEA is highly unsafe for any age group when it is consumed in high level doses and taken continuously for long period of time. It is always recommended to seek help from a Functional Medicine Practitioner, who uses 24 hour saliva testing and then retests every 90 days to ensure the exact amount of DHEA doses you need to take.
Your lifestyle, diet, stress levels, and individual biochemistry all contribute to proper adrenal functions and DHEA levels. After testing, we often prescribe changes in these areas to aid improvement to adrenal functions, DHEA levels, and overall health. Combined with nutritional support and necessary lifestyle changes, DHEA supplementation can make a huge difference in hormonal health.
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