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. 

Hello friends, 

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:

Hormonal Balance:
DHEA helps in maintaining a balance between estrogen and testosterone, which is crucial for overall hormonal health in women.
Bone Health:
Some studies suggest that DHEA may play a role in supporting bone health, potentially helping to prevent conditions like osteoporosis, particularly in postmenopausal women.
Cognitive Function:
There is some evidence to suggest that DHEA may have a positive impact on cognitive function, including memory and overall cognitive performance in aging women.
Libido and Sexual Function:
DHEA has been linked to improved sexual function and libido in women, especially in those experiencing a decline in sexual desire associated with aging or certain medical conditions.
Stress Management:
DHEA is known to have anti-stress effects, which can be particularly beneficial for women dealing with chronic stress or other related conditions.
Mood Regulation:
Some research indicates that DHEA may play a role in regulating mood and reducing symptoms of depression, particularly in women with adrenal insufficiency or those experiencing hormonal imbalances.
Aging and Skin Health:
DHEA has been associated with potential anti-aging effects and improved skin health, including enhanced skin hydration and elasticity.

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.

Let’s talk about it. Click here or call 844.907.2476 to schedule a call today to discuss the many women’s health and wellness options available at AgeRejuvenation to help you live your best life.