DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test

DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test - welzo
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test
DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test - welzo

DHEA Sulphate (DHEAS) Blood Test

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DHEA Sulphate, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, can be measured using a simple finger-prick blood test.


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  • DHEA is a precursor for multiple hormones in the body such as testosterone and oestradiol. Both men and woman may want to check their DHEA levels to check if they have hormonal imbalances, such as low testosterone in males or excessive DHEA in females.

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"I simply ordered the test online, received it in the mail a few days later, and took the test in the comfort of my own home using a quick finger prick. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the process itself was quick and painless."
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DHEA-Sulphate is produced in the adrenal gland. It is one of the highest steroid hormones found in the human body and is responsible for male androgynous attributes found in both males and females. Healthy DHEA levels have been linked to multiple health benefits, especially concerning the cardiovascular system. DHEA levels are typically highest in young males and progressively decrease as a person ages.

Symptoms of Elevated DHEA

  • Excess body and facial hair growth
  • Deepening of the voice
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Blemishes and acne
  • Increased muscularity
  • Hair loss, especially around the crown

Additional Insight from Dr Sameer Nakedar, MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a sex hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is present in male and female blood and mainly in a sulphated form, DHEAS. 

DHEA can be converted into testosterone in males and oestrogen in females.

Symptoms of Low DHEA

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Hydration issues
  • Craving for salt

Other symptoms of low DHEAS are related to ageing and may include:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • ED (Erectile Dysfunction) in men
  • Thinning of vaginal tissues in women

Additional Information

DHEA sulphate (DHEAS) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. A DHEAS blood test can be used to measure the level of this hormone in the blood.

This test is used to help diagnose conditions that affect the adrenal glands, such as Addison's disease. It can also be used to help monitor the effectiveness of treatment for these conditions.

A DHEAS blood test is a simple and painless procedure. It requires a small sample of blood, which is taken from a vein in the arm. The sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The results of a DHEAS blood test can help to determine whether there is a problem with the adrenal glands. They can also help to monitor the progress of treatment for conditions that affect the adrenal glands.

Why take a DHEA blood test?

DHEA often referred to as the anti-aging hormone due to its countless health benefits is often over looked when monitoring a persons health. Healthy levels of DHEA are linked to health benefits such as increased metabolism and cardiovascular health. Common uses for a DHEA test include: checking for hormone imbalances in men and women, identifying tumours, identifying adrenal disorders and checking testosterone levels.

Decrease in DHEA levels through out adulthood
DHEA declines rapidly as a person ages, with its levels typically peaking in the early 20s. As you age your levels naturally decline, however there are multiple ways to mitigate against these reducing levels of DHEA, with cutting edge research being focused on DHEA supplementation due to its health benefits.
Percentage of successful IVF treatments after DHEA treatment
Women who underwent DHEA treatment (through supplementation) prior to undergoing IVF treatment found that they had a 67% chance of their eggs becoming fertilised. This was in comparison to 39% for women who did not undergo DHEA supplementation. This demonstrates an increase in fertilised eggs by 28%.
Expert’s Opinion

Experts Opinion on DHEA Tests

"Elevated DHEA levels are seen in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They are also seen in adrenal insufficiency conditions and can show how well the adrenal glands are working. 

Low levels of DHEAS are sometimes seen in a range of symptoms, including low libido, erectile dysfunction, dehydration, weight loss, dizziness, and nausea."

Dr Sameer Nakedar
Experts Opinion on DHEA Tests

How to take a home blood test

Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.

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