DHEA Side Effects & Warnings

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Side effects only occur with doses over 50mg per day. Normal dosages appear quite safe.

There are no studies that have investigated long term supplementation, because it is just too new a substance.

There are many considerations to be made when taking a hormone, some of which extend well beyond the realm of "side effects", and they are not to be taken lightly.

Use DHEA under the supervision of a qualified medical professional

Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing, or have prior ovarian, adrenal or thyroid tumors

Women should not take DHEA just prior to menopause because their levels typically increase right around that time anyway

Side effects include acne, irritability, fatigue, accelerated growth of facial hair and hirsutism in women.

No consistent relationship has been demonstrated between levels of DHEA and risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, or immune function. Insufficient evidence exists to support using DHEA for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

High levels of DHEA are associated with adverse effects, such as increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer at certain ages and reduced levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Learn more about DHEA.

 

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