Does taking DHEA help ED if you had prostate surgery 10 years ago and you are 67 year old?
We need you to answer this question!
If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right now!
What is DHEA and what are the side effects from taking it?
There are some real answers to this question located within a website I located while determining the cause of some rather significant side effects I was experiencing when I began taking DHEA: http://www.raysahelian.com/dhea.html The site also has other people's experiences and side effects from taking DHEA.
Asked in Medication and Drugs
Can a 73 year old male take DHEA with a statin drug?
"DHEA levels predict death from CVD in older men. A Dr. Ohlsson from the University of Gothenburg presented some very important data that found levels of DHEA and or DHEA-s in older men strongly predicted death by cardio vascular disease (CVD). His group looked at 2,639 men with a mean age 75 years. Tracking these men for 4.5 years, they found 328 deaths had occurred with lowest levels of DHEA and DHEA-s correlating strongly with those deaths. Most important, they found "The association between low DHEA and CVD death remained significant after adjustment for smoking, body mass index, diabetes and hypertension." This study found Low serum levels of DHEA predict death from cardiovascular disease in older men."
Asked in Weightlifting
Dhea bodybuilders dose amounts?
Can you get pregnant if your dhea level is high?
Asked in Exercise, Weightlifting
Where can you get more physical power besides lifting weights?
Even though I STRONGLY DON'T RECOMMEND IT steroid injections, testosterone booster (1 test, tribulous, DHEA etc.) never take steroids unless you consult your physician first...there are lots of side effects of taking extra testosterone. Side effects: testicle shrinkage, man boobs, prostate problems, long term use has been linked to testicular cancer, aggression, hepatitis C, rash, mood swings.
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements
How do you lower dhea levels in women?
Sometimes birth control pills can help. But it takes a while. Use of anti-androgens help the side effects of excess dhea and might also help lower it as well. Such as metformin, spironolactone, finsteride, etc. If their is excess dhea chances are there is balding and excess hair growth as well. It can also produce unwanted deepening of the voice and mood swings. Sometimes high levels of dhea are a symptoms of poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, and sometimes its a warning sign of an adrenal dys-function. There are two glands in a womans body that makes dhea. Either the ovaries or the adrenals are the culprit. The clue is finding out which one it is first, and then treating it based on that. For adrenal a low dose of dexamethasone is common and that slows down the overproduction of hormones, although it should first be ruled out adrenal tumors or pcos. Hope that helps.
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements
How much dhea should a 32 year old man take per day if he is working out and what are the side affects from taking too much?
This might not be what you want to hear, but you shouldn't take any, for the following reasons: 1) DHEA has been consistently shown in controlled, double-blind studies to have no effect on body composition, lean body mass, strength, weight, or physical performance for young men. In other words, it's worthless for improving physical fitness - the people who say otherwise are the ones trying to sell it (yes, they will quote their own studies, but you should try reading them to see if they are sound..). This is because DHEA is a pro-hormone for both testosterone and estrogen. It raises levels of both, and any gains from higher testosterone levels are canceled out. Where you do see some positive effects (weight loss & improved memory) is in men over 60, who are sometimes deficient, but you don't fall into that group. 2) Because it raises levels of both hormones, it has the side effects of both: acne, hair loss, gynecomasita, irritability, prostate enlargement & prostate cancer, etc. There is an exception. There are pharmaceuticals that block the formation of estrogen. If you were to take both you would just be raising testosterone levels and would see some benefits. However, if you're going to go the pharmaceutical route, you're better off taking steroids. A properly designed course of steroids would be safer and more effective than this stuff. If you're absolutely bent on taking it, anything over 200mg / day is probably a waste. Regardless of the effects, there is a limit to how much the body can process.