DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced and released primarily in the adrenal gland. It is converted into estrogen, which is the female sex hormone, and androgen, a male sex hormone (like testosterone). DHEA levels naturally decrease with age in the human body.
DHEA levels begin to rise steadily throughout an individual’s young adult life but usually peak at around age twenty-five to thirty. It is during this time that DHEA levels begin to decrease about 2% per year, and most people don’t feel the results of this decline until around our mid-forties. By age 80, our DHEA level is only 15% of what it was when we were twenty-five. This drop in DHEA levels relates directly with the signs and "symptoms" associated with aging. Proper DHEA supplementation can prevent this decline from being so drastic.
DHEA BENEFITS may include but are not limited to:
- Increased Energy
- Lower Risk of Heart Disease
- Lower Cholesterol
- Prevents Blood Clots
- Improved Memory
- Stronger Immune System
- Prevents Bone Loss
- Protection from Autoimmune Disease
- Fights Depression
- Increased Strength
- Enhanced feeling of well-being
- Reduced Body Fat
- Enhanced Libido
- Alleviates Symptoms of Menopause
At Arizona Integrative Medical Center P.C., Dr. Stallone knows the importance of measuring the level of this hormone in the blood prior to giving it to patients as a supplement. Thereafter, Dr. Stallone monitors and remeasures the level after starting DHEA therapy to assure the level is in an optimal range for each particular patient.