Side Effects and DHEA Benefits
DHEA Side Effects - Should You Worry?
Any type of androgen type of supplement can
cause various adverse side effects, and DHEA is not different.
Despite what you might read else where telling you there are few
DHEA side effects, I caution to get your facts straight - even
the information you read on my website; however, I do my best
to provide accurate and unbiased information and reviews.
If you read our DHEA
supplement information article, you'll know that DHEA is an
androgen, and is 2 steps from testosterone. DHEA converts into
Androstenedione and Androstenediol, and it can also convert into
Side Effects of DHEA and DHEA Danger
Although DHEA lacks long term research to document
its side effects, this doesn't mean it has none. Far from it.
Below is a quick list of possible DHEA side effects and DHEA "danger".
- Like any and all androgenic steroid, DHEA
can cause hair loss, especially in men. DHEA tends to increases
levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), along with testosterone,
and DHT is a main cause in hair loss.
- DHEA use can lead to acne problems, as most
of you probably know that testosterone can cause acne problem
- DHEA can lead to menstrual irregularities
in women. It can also accelerate facial hair growth, and deepen
- DHEA can convert to estrogen and this can
lead to unwanted "feminine" characteristics in men.
- Long term use of DHEA can increase risk for
breast cancer, ovary cancer, and prostate cancer.
- DHEA can also lead to prostate enlargement.
- Other DHEA side effects include irritability,