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Is DHEA Safe?

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) supplements are very popular, but some people may still wonder, "Is DHEA safe?" It is probably not wise to use DHEA without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision, since it may affect the delicate hormone balance in the body. You should also tell your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have (including diabetes, high cholesterol, or endometriosis), as DHEA could worsen certain conditions.

DHEA Safety: An Overview

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced naturally in the human body. It is also available as a dietary supplement. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking DHEA if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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