What is the role of dehydroepiandrosterone in gynecologic practice?

December 02, 2019 12:34 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: December 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 12 - p 11–12

Gajarawala, Shilpa N. DMSc, MPAS, PA-C; Wood, Tiffany A. BSHS; Stanton, Amanda P. MHS, PA-C

ABSTRACT In small clinical trials, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has been found to relieve symptoms associated with postmenopausal conditions and infertility in women. DHEA may provide a cost-effective alternative to typical hormone therapies. Because of a lack of long-term and large-scale studies, only intravaginal DHEA supplementation is approved and recommended for treatment. Further investigation of DHEA supplementation is needed and encouraged to determine its safety and effectiveness.

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