DHEA Helps to Improve Symptoms of Menopause
Posted on Jan. 11, 2012, 6 a.m. in DHEA Sexual-Reproductive Women’s Health
Dehydroepiandrosterone, better known as DHEA, is the most abundant steroid in the human body involved and is involved in the manufacture of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosterone. DHEA levels continue to rise up to about age twenty-five, when production drops off sharply: by age 65, the human body makes only 10 to 20% of what it did at age 20. Andrea Genazzani, from the University of Pisa (Italy), and colleagues followed a group of 48 post-menopausal women troubled by symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, loss of sex drive and mood swings. Over a one-year period, 12 women took vitamin D and calcium, 12 took DHEA, 12 took standard hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and 12 took a synthetic steroid called tibolone (used to alleviate View news source…
A. R. Genazzani, M. Stomati, V. Valentino, N. Pluchino, E. Potì, E. Casarosa, S. Merlini, A. Giannini, M. Luisi. “Effect of 1-year, low-dose DHEA therapy on climacteric symptoms and female sexuality.” Climacteric, Dec 2011, Vol. 14, No. 6, Pages 661-668.
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