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As we age we lose our ability to have maximum Adrenal gland function and the loss of this function leads to problems such as we normally see in aging.
DHEA as a precursor, stimulates the Adrenal gland to begin to release androgens and estrogens that start declining as we are in our 30's. Levels of natural DHEA are are reported to be low in some people with anorexia, end-stage kidney disease, type 2diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes), AIDS, adrenal insufficiency, and in the critically ill. Actually drugs like insulin, corticosteroids, opiates, and danazol will also deplete the body's natural production of Androgens and estrogens. It looks like a balancing act here, especially for diabetics.
Acne is a common reported side effect in clinical trials. The most common complaints in patients with HIV include fatigue, nasal congestion, and headache. In women, the most common side effects are abnormal menses, emotional changes, headache, and insomnia. There are rare reports of rapid/irregular heartbeats or palpitations. People taking DHEA supplements may be more prone to develop blood clots or liver damage.
Some of the uses for which DHEA has been used with various success:
~Adrenal insufficiency/Addison's disease : 20-50mg doses taken daily by mouth for up to nine months
~Cardiovascular disease : 25mg daily for up to 12 weeks
~Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis : 200 milligrams daily
~Depression : 30-90 milligrams per day
~Erectile dysfunction : 50mg daily
~Hypopituitarism : 50mg daily
~Muscle strength : 100mg daily for up to one year
~Obesity : 25-100mg daily for up to six months has been used
~Osteoporosis : 5-200mg daily has been used for three months.
~Schizophrenia : Up to 100mg daily for six weeks has been used.
~Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): 20-200mg daily DHEA has been used for up to one year
~Dementia (multi-infarct) : 200 milligrams of DHEA daily has been studied for multi-infarct dementia given intravenously. Safety is not established.
~Induction of labor : 10mg intravenously has been used, twice weekly after 38 weeks gestation until onset of labor.
~Menopausal symptoms : A 10 percent cream rubbed over a 20-centimeter by 20-centimeter area on both thighs once daily has been used for vaginal discomfort associated with menopause.
~Skin aging : DHEA (5%) in ethanol:olive oil (1:2) was topically applied to buttock skin of volunteers 12 times over 4 weeks to help with skin aging in one study.
~Vaginal atrophy : 10% cream, applied to 20x20cm area on both thighs once daily has been used.
The Mayo clinic assigns the following grades to the efficasy of DHEA for the following reasons:
Adrenal insufficiency -B, Depression -B, Obesity-B, Systemic lupus erythematosus -B,
Alzheimer's disease -C, Bone density -C, Cardiovascular disease -C, Cervical cancer-C, Chronic fatigue syndrome -C, Cocaine withdrawal -C, Critical illness -C, Crohn's disease -C, HIV/AIDS -C, Menopausal disorders -C, Induction of labor -C, Infertility -C, Myotonic dystrophy -C, Psoriasis -C, Rheumatoid arthritis -C,
Schizophrenia -C, Septicemia-C, Sexual function / libido / erectile dysfunction-C,
Sjogren's syndrome -C, Skin aging -C, Fibromyalgia-D, Immune system stimulant -D,
Memory -D, Muscle strength -D,
explanation of grading: ~B Good scientific evidence for this use
~C Unclear scientific evidence for this use
~D Fair scientific evidence against this use (it may not work).
Check the source of this information of this information-the flagship of all Allopathic medicine-The Mayo Clinic.... Allopaths always think drugs work best.
However:I have seen Schizophrenics on drugs, not much help there, Also I've seen how helpful the very expensive treatments for Psoriasis are,* Not very*, so if these two examples are any indication a grade of B or C is so much better than the help you can get from conventional medicine. If the Mayo Clinic gives even grudging credit to DHEA it must have some benefit.
One word of caution/information however while wild yams are the source of DHEA the body can't just take wild yams and make useable DHEA from wild yams, it must be synthesized to function. From all the reasearch I've see this does seem t be the case.
Dr. Ray Salahian who has his own formulation of DHEA says "DO NOT TRUST ANYONE - NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CREDENTIALS - WHO SAYS A DHEA SUPPLEMENT IS SAFE IN HIGH DOSES WHEN TAKEN FOR PROLONGED PERIODS. Without a doubt, high doses of DHEA have side effects, sometimes quite serious.".
I've given you the gist of what I've found, please check out the sources for yourself and make up your own mind.
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FLAX SEED OIL for my colon, but of course
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"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
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Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's
chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
-- Lillian Hellman
Laughter is the closest distance between two
-- Victor Borge
Character is what you have left when you've lost
everything you can lose.
-- Evan Esar
Never confuse movement with action.
-- Ernest Hemingway
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to
-- Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your
own children have teenagers of their own.
-- Doug Larson
An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks
as much as you do.
-- Dylan Thomas
..in order to be a leader, you must do the things that
leaders do … and you must do them well.
-- Steve Ventura
I choose to be grateful...
For my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.
For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means I am alive, And have a job!
And finally, for too much e-mail because it means I have friends who are thinking of me
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
"Your son is here," she said to the old man.
She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed.All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.
He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.
Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
"Who was that man?" he asked.
The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake,
but I also knew he needed his son, and his
son just wasn't here.
When I realized that he was too sick to tell
whether or not I was his son,
knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."
The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.
WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A
TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I often take my four-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds.
She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs.
One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The tooth fairy will never believe this!"
A man owned a small farm in Indiana
The Indiana State Wage & Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper
wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the
" Well," replied the farmer, "there's my farm hand who's been with me for
3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $150 per week plus
free room and board.
Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does
about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays
his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday
night. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally."
"That's the guy I want to talk to --- the half-wit," says the agent.
"That would be me," replied the farmer.
That's all Folks, I wish you a blessed and healthy day, be happy, don't worry.
you aren't the one in control of the universe you don't need t0 solve it's problems today. Be grateful.