Dr. Dawn Ericsson, M.D.
Dr. E’s Women’s Health Update: Meet the body’s Swiss Army knife
An essential hormone has an outsized impact on multiple physiological functions.
Are you familiar with the Swiss Army knife? It is an amazingly handy tool that serves many functions and performs each with precision. The body’s version of a Swiss Army knife may well be dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, ovaries, and the brain. DHEA serves as a precursor to the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone.
While its significance is not entirely clear, DHEA has been associated with various roles and potential benefits, particularly for females:
While these potential benefits of DHEA are promising, it is vital that you consult with a healthcare professional at Age Rejuvenation before considering DHEA supplementation. Hormonal balance is delicate, and the use of DHEA may have side effects, especially if used without proper medical supervision.