DHEA Supplement Information
Often claimed to be a "wonder drug," DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a dietary supplement that is used for various age-related conditions. This hormone is available without a prescription and is commonly taken to increase sexual desire and function. However, it is important to know that there are many claims for DHEA that are completely unsubstantiated or greatly exaggerated.
Even though it is a nonprescription product, DHEA is not without risks. For example, you may be more likely than others to experience problems with this supplement if you have any of the following conditions:
If you have any of these conditions, make sure your healthcare provider has this information before you start taking DHEA.
(For more detailed information on this supplement, including possible side effects, click DHEA.)