DHEA Therapy in Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, DC
DHEA the most abundant circulating steroid in your body. DHEA is critical building hormone in your body. It is a building block for Estrogen and Testosterone and it plays a powerful role for bone health and healing. But it also acts as an important tool in your body by itself for metabolism, mood, cancer prevention, heart health, and overall improved health. As you age DHEA depletes naturally and needs replacing. But how much matters. The wrong amount can negatively impact the balance of your endocrine system, compromise your immune system, and leave cortisol (a stress hormone) free to behave destructively. DHEA is metabolized differently between men and women. Proper dosing depends on proper measurement and interpretation of how to optimize health. If you want the right dose of DHEA, measuring your body’s DHEA and proper replacement under doctor supervision is essential. NEVER buy DHEA over the counter without speaking to a physician knowledgeable in hormone replacement therapy.
DHEA is critical building hormone in your body. It is a building block for Estrogen and Testosterone and it plays a powerful role for bone health and healing.
The Facts about DHEA Therapy
- Over-the-counter DHEA is unregulated. Purchasing DHEA or any other supplement over the counter or on-line cannot guarantee quality, no matter how convincing the marketing can be. What the label says is in the bottle is rarely what the bottle actually contains. This has been proven in study after study. To be sure of potency and purity, DHEA should only be obtained via prescription from a qualified compounding pharmacy or from a trusted physician source.
- Just like any other hormone, dosage should be optimized, and optimization requires lab testing. You don’t want to take DHEA or any other hormone based on a celebrity or magazine article recommendation.
- If you buy DHEA over-the-counter and don’t lab test, you’re effectively “guessing” at how much DHEA you need or a getting on a daily basis.
- It is important to always understand that DHEA, nor any other hormone in your body works alone in improving and maintaining your overall health. Replacement must be in coordination with diet, exercise, micronutrient, and the optimizing of other hormones in your body.
Method of Treatment
We start by checking your DHEA level via lab testing. We will coordinate the lab results with your Metabolic Code Assessment results AND tie in your other lab results to personalize our recommendations to you. If treatment is needed, we will write a prescription and provide you quality sourcing for DHEA that will precisely meet your individual needs. Lab testing will be done at regular intervals thereafter to ensure that your level remains optimal, with adjustments to dosage being made as needed.
Guesswork has no place in better aging and optimized health. Quality hormone therapy is about precision. Let us check your DHEA levels. Atlantis Medical will make sure you get the dose that’s right for you and adjust the dose as necessary.
Remember, optimizing health and prevention of disease is our goal.