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DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate), otherwise called Androstenolone Sulfate or DHEA, is a steroid that is produced by the adrenal gland. DHEAS helps in making testosterone in males and estrogen in females. Its levels are tested to check of the adrenal glands are functioning properly.

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I take DHEA and Ubiquinol pills. Will it affect birth pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39. RE has me on 600 mg Ubiquinol and 75 mg of DHEA daily due to poor egg quality. However, I am also on birth control pills due to bad endometriosis. Will the DHEA and Ubiquinol still work while on the pill? I have had two failed IVF cycles.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Birth control pills are a combination of estrogen and progesterone hormones. They just prevent the ovulation and have no effects on the actions of the DHEA and Ubiquinol. You can have them both at the same time. If I may advise, you already have ...  Read Full »

My daughter has high DHEA-S along with hair loss. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter's DHEA-S is very high, about 2000. We are living abroad. About three years ago, it was about 600. After two months with a new test, it was 200. We thought it was related to polycystic syndrome, and it was affirmed. So we were not worried. A few days ago we measured it again,...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Elevated DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) levels can cause signs or symptoms of hyperandrogenism in women. High levels may be due to PCOS, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, insulin, stress, elevated prolactin, alcohol, and certain ...  Read Full »

Do my test results correlate with my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have substantial focal hair loss. Three blood tests have been taken, and the results are high in SHBG, but normal levels of testosterone. I am not on the contraceptive pill or any other medicine aside from DHEA, which was recently prescribed. DHEA low and proteins are also low. Is there...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have normal DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and estrogen levels? I am asking this since you have elevated SBG (sex hormone-binding globulin).You can have hair loss with excess DHT or estrogen.   Read Full »

Is it fine to take DHEA supplements for beard growth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old man with very less facial hair. A recent blood check-up shows that my DHEAS value is 195.9. An insulin check-up indicates that there is a high chance of becoming a diabetic patient. My doctor suggested me Ashwagandha, and I have been taking it for a month (two capsule...  Read Full »

Dr. Shreyansh Talesra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think it is very normal to have less hair on the face. Even if you have little hairs, it is normal. Do not worry about your DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) level. You should not be taking any hormonal treatment unless it is required and so you can consult an...  Read Full »

Can high DHEA-S level in females cause facial hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My DHEA-S level is 482, which is quite high for a female. The test was done after more than 12 hours of fasting. Is it fine? The test was done as I have seven to eight thick facial hairs on my chin. About four years back, I visited a doctor for the same issue of facial hair. After chec...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your testosterone and dihydrotestosterone levels are normal, then this level is not of much significance. So, please send me your testosterone and DHT levels.  Read Full »

Is 50% erection favorable for intercourse to get conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-years-male. I am still unmarried and virgin. I am struggling with a humiliating problem and unable to contact any andrologist directly. Hence, I am humbly requesting your kind help with your valuable advice. When I was 27, I was unable to get sexual erection though impulse wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The normal prolactin levels in males are 2 to 18 ng/mL. If your latest prolactin levels are in normal range then it is acceptable. You have mentioned earlier that there was arterial insufficie...  Read Full »

What should I do for my elevated cortisol and DHEA levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done blood work and urinalysis. Everything came back normal except with slightly elevated cortisol of 25 ug/dl in the morning and elevated DHEA-S of 480 micrograms per deciliter also in the morning. My urine has some microscopic blood in it. I get my periods two times a month. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The normal upper limit of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) for your age is 400 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Your level is 480 micrograms per deciliter of blood which is a mild elevat...  Read Full »

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