DHEA is increasingly available commercially as a supplement aimed at improving libido and wellbeing in postmenopausal women. However though the evidence is lacking there are some who use it
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphate DHEAS are the most abundant circulating sex steroid hormones in women, providing a large precursor reservoir for the intracellular production of androgens and oestrogens in non-reproductive tissues. Levels of DHEA and DHEAS decline with age. It has been proposed that restoring the circulating levels of these steroids to those found in young women improve wellbeing and sexual function.
The potential value of DHEA therapy for women still requires exploration in adequately powered well-designed randomised placebo-controlled trials. The studies of DHEA therapy in women with adrenal insufficiency suggest that this group is the most likely to derive health benefits from DHEA supplementation.
There are also growth of facial hair and acne. DHEAS should not be taken by pregnant women or those who want to get pregnant without your doctors advise