- Fertility & Reproductive Systems
Infertility? Try DHEA & Have a Baby!
The Wonder of DHEA: Its Affect on Infertility...
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced naturally in the body, in the adrenal glands and the brain. In the U.S., it is sold as an over-the-counter supplement readily found in health-food stores.
A new study now confirms its positive affect on women who have been undergoing treatment for infertility. It seems that those who also supplemented with DHEA, were more than three times as likely to conceive as those who were only treated with fertility drugs.
The Study and More DHEA Information...
Professor Shulman, Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Meir Medical Center, conducted the study that was published in The Journal of the Israeli Fertility Association.
In the group receiving DHEA, there was a 23% live birth rate, compared to a 4% rate in the control group. Dr. Shulman further added, "...of the pregnancies in the DHEA group, all but one ended in healthy deliveries."
NOTE: The group taking DHEA was given 75 mg daily for 40 days before beginning fertility drug therapy and continued taking DHEA for up to five months.
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The researchers in the study don't know why DHEA has the affect that it does when it comes to increasing the pregnancy rate for participants and will be doing more research.
Dr. Shulman suggests for those who are undergoing fertility treatment to try DHEA. As he states, "We recommend that women try this DHEA treatment, in conjunction with fertility treatments, for four to five months,"
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