Natural Hormone Therapy & DHEA
DHEA –Dehydroepiandrosterone – don’t ask me how to pronounce it because I can’t.
I hear tell that it is the most common hormone in the body, but only likes to produce itself when we are around 20-30 years old or younger.
I didn’t even know it existed or was a thing until my physician prescribed it to me as part of his suggested hormone replacement therapy for me.
Apparently, DHEA is pretty important, though. Alone it doesn’t do much for us, but our bodies need it to produce over 50 other hormones, including estrogen.
You may be lacking in DHEA if you have the following:
- low libido
- dry eyes
- abnormally dry skin
- loss of ability to maintain muscle mass
Fun fact: DHEA steroid supplements are banned in the professional sporting world because it’s considered a steriod enhancer.
Don’t let that fun fact deter you from finding a natural supplement to support your low levels of DHEA. There are a lot of benefits to this hormone. Opposite to the symptoms listed above, DHEA supplements have been shown to help with the following:
- increase bone density in women
- relieve symptoms of depression (although you should not take if you are taking anti-depressants)
- boost metabolism
- boost libido
- provide support the endocrine system
If you are experiencing hormone imbalance, DHEA may be an area for you to look at.
Always check with your physician before taking this type of supplement because it may have a negative effect on other underlying conditions.
Once you have the all clear from your physician, be sure you look at all of the natural options for DHEA supplements. There are many safe, natural options available at your fingertips.
When you’re ready to start begin your journey to natural hormone balance, I am hear to help you. Please reach out to me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-300-7288.
Live healthy, my friend, and remember that age is just a number.