DHEA treatment has been used to successfully treat infertility and premature ovarian aging.
DHEA is a mild male hormone used for a variety of health reasons, such as erectile dysfunction in men, low sexuality in women, and to increase muscle mass, strength and energy.
The Center for Human Reproduction discovered the relationship between increased ovarian function and DHEA supplement intake in a patient that took an over-the-counter DHEA supplement on her own behalf. During the course of four months she greatly increased her oocyte (egg) yield in an IVF treatment.
Currently, the discovered benefits of DHEA treatment are numerous and the side effects are few. Effects of the DHEA hormone in women include increased occyte (egg) and embryo counts, improved egg and embryo quality, increased available euploid (chromosomally normal) and embryos, increased pregnancy rates in fertility treatment, increased spontaneously conceived pregnancy, and improved IVF success rates. In addition, cumulative pregnancy rates have increased and spontaneous miscarriage rates have decreased among women undergoing DHEA fertility treatments.
The most common known side effects are oily skin, acne, and hair loss and are seen very rarely among patients. Instead, patients more often remark about the many positive effects they experience. The non-fertility relative benefits expressed in women include improved overall well-being and physical strength and enhanced sex drive, mental sharpness, and memory.
Given such positive results, DHEA fertility treatment has so far proven to be beneficial and safe, advancing infertility treatment and doctors’ success with patients.