The Mother of all Sex Hormones
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced by your adrenal glands and is the most abundant sex hormone present in a males body. Without it your body can’t make other essential hormones such as testosterone. DHEA acts as an insurance policy for the other sex hormones as it can be converted into any of them depending on the bodies needs. The benefits of DHEA treatment include immune support, stress resistance, and protection against cancer. It is also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression. The body produces abundant amounts of DHEA during our youth, and reaches its peak around 25 years of age. By the time we enter our forties, we are only secreting about half the amount that we did during our peak years.
The Mother of all Growth Hormones
Pregnenolone is a natural steroid hormone produced in the body from cholesterol. In the health field, it’s described as the “grandmother of all steroid hormones,” since all steroid hormones, over 150 of them, are derived from pregnenolone. The supplement supports the immune system, mood, and memory. In the body, it takes two metabolic pathways, converting to DHEA and progesterone. Studies show that pregnenolone will convert accordingly to its needs, making it a perfect hormonal insurance support to fill the gaps within a hormonal imbalance.
Pregnenolone is a precursor hormone. It is used by the body to make both stress and sex hormones. This means that a stressful situation will steal all of the pregnenolone from its normal production of DHEA and shunt it into cortisol.
Depending on the blood values of these two brother hormones, we will determine if one or both of these hormones will be necessary for a patient to administer. Take the next step by contacting our office today at 847.625.4284 for further information.
Symptoms of Low DHEA and Pregnenolone in Adults
- Low libido
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone density
- Low muscle tone
- Immune dysfunction
- Cognitive impairment
- Type 2 diabetes
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) improves physical capacity by stimulating collagen synthesis and increasing muscle strength. Muscle mass tends to decline as you age. Stimulating lean muscle growth reduces age-related tissue loss.
Pregnenolone inhibits the production of cortisol, which is one of the reasons it is such an effective stress reducer. This has the added benefit of aiding weight loss, as cortisol increases stomach fat. Similarly, by reducing cortisol levels, pregnenolone has the effect of naturally boosting testosterone levels which can increase metabolism and lead to weight loss.
A growing body of evidence suggests that DHEA treatment can help improve sexual desire and function. One study found that men and women diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire disorder experienced a significant increase in sexual desire when treated with DHEA over the course of six weeks.
Taking pregnenolone can have a fantastic effect on your cognitive function, as it helps to increase the growth of neurons in the brain. By enhancing the production of myelin, a fatty layer that insulates nerves and boosts their function, it leads to the formation of new synapses and acts as a neuroprotector. Studies have also shown that pregnenolone improves learning and memory.
It has been shown that low levels of pregnenolone and allopregnanolone are linked to depression and anxiety and therefore supplementing their levels can have significant mood-boosting effects. Not only that, but it has also been proven to help control emotions, reduce negative emotional responses and improve function in social and emotional situations.
Studies have shown a stimulation in deep sleep, making it ideal for patients who suffer from sleep disturbance or insomnia.
Increases the amount of time that a person spends in deep sleep (slow wave sleep). This, in turn, can have a positive impact on mood, anxiety and even memory, helping to consolidate the other benefits of pregnenolone.
The fact that DHEA can help normalize the levels of hormones like testosterone and estrogen makes it a powerful health tool, but it also can act on your body’s cells directly to change their behavior. Significantly, emerging evidence suggests that DHEA may offer protective benefits for your cardiovascular system due to its ability to dilate your veins, reduce inflammation, and diminish the risk of harmful blood clots.
According to the latest research, DHEA seems to beneficially interact with muscle tissue in many regions of the body, increasing the rate of fat breakdown and potentially causing increased muscle growth. Additionally, both muscle and bone become more dense when exposed to DHEA.
DHEA treatment may have significant benefits for people who suffer from adrenal insufficiency or a hormone imbalance that originates from low levels of DHEA. Having low levels of DHEA can lead to having depressed levels of the hormones which use DHEA as a building block, like testosterone and estrogen.
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Whether we like it or not, age can take its toll on energy levels, weight, body composition, and libido.
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Gurnee Andropause (Dr. Paul C. Tack - Center for Internal Medicine) is located in Gurnee, IL, just behind Six Flags Great America. From the 294, go East on Grand Ave. (Route 132) to the 3rd stoplight, turn right on Riverside Drive. Our office is located on the East side of the street in the Windsor Court Office Park.
Dr. Paul C. Tack has been passionately serving Lake County, Illinois for over 15 years. As a Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Medical Weight Loss Physician, Dr. Tack serves patients from the communities of Antioch, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deer Park, Deerfield, Evanston, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Glencoe, Glenview, Gurnee, Hainesville, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Highland Park, Indian Creek, Island Lake, Kenilworth, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Northbrook, Northfield, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Park Ridge, Port Barrington, Riverwoods, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Wheeling, Wilmette, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, Zion and surrounding areas.