DHEA Fertility: The Solution to Premature Ovarian Aging?


DHEA fertility might just be the best solution to premature ovarian aging.  The anti-aging qualities of DHEA in terms of ovarian function means it increases the chances of pregnancy in women suffering from premature ovarian aging or women who wish to conceive at an older age. So what exactly is DHEA and how does DHEA help to improve fertility?

DHEA is the male hormone dehydroepiandrosterone which is used as an infertility treatment as it helps to “rejuvenate” ovarian function.  Your body converts DHEA into sex hormones which are crucial to fertility. DHEA levels in the body peak in your 20s but begin to decline with age. DHEA supplements are therefore used to help maintain hormone balance and therefore increase your chances of pregnancy. This anti-aging supplement works in 4 key ways:

  1. It increases egg count
  2. It improves egg quality
  3. It increases the number of “chromosomally normal” embryos available
  4. It is likely to reduce chromosome abnormalities

Dr. David Barad of Center for Human Reproduction explains, “using DHEA and other hormonal medications, CHR has been able to achieve an unusually high pregnancy rate of roughly 17% even in women over 40.”

However, not only does it improve ovarian function in older and age and in those suffering from premature ovarian aging, DHEA also comes with a wide range of benefits for your overall health and well-being:

  • It helps to improve mental ability by keeping your mind sharp in old age and even improving memory.
  • It improves sexual function
  • It is used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as Arthritis, as well as autoimmune diseases such as chronic fatigue.

So DHEA fertility does seem to be one of the best options as it also comes with this wide range of benefits and very few negative side effects. The negative effects include oily skin, acne and hair loss but these are rarely experienced and patients more often than not are more aware of their improved mood and increased energy levels.

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This article has 5 comments

  1. Flora 10/04/2011, 12:48 pm:

    This article is really awesome, but what causes premature ovarian aging?

    • RobynNazarRN 10/07/2011, 2:46 pm:

      It is not really know what causes premature ovarian aging however there is some evidence that in some cases it may be related to autoimmunity.

  2. kortney 10/04/2011, 2:53 pm:

    How much DHEA fertility supplements do I have to take to reverse premature ovarian aging?

    • RobynNazarRN 10/07/2011, 2:47 pm:

      This is still being researched by fertility specialists which is why it is so important to make sure that you are being closely supervised by a qualified doctor while on DHEA. Do not attempt to take DHEA at home without a doctors approval.

  3. Sourav Singh 09/19/2012, 3:04 pm:

    According to the latest studies conducted, supplements of DHEA along with folic acid is available in the market. The product name is ‘STIMUGEST’ (micronised DHEA + FOLIC ACID). The dosage is 1 capsule 3 times a day for 3-4 months. Stimugest is a product of BESINS HEALTHCARE. It significantly improves egg count.

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