DHEA-S

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Immunohemistry

At IntroLab, a leading laboratory service provider, we often analyze DHEA-S, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate is crucial as a precursor to important steroid hormones, including estrogen and testosterone.

What is DHEA-S?

DHEA-S is the sulfated form of DHEA and is the most prevalent form of this hormone in the body. It serves several roles, including being a precursor to steroid hormones that can convert into estrogen and testosterone. DHEA-S also influences energy levels, mood, the immune system, cognitive functions, and overall health.

DHEA-S levels naturally decrease with age, but low levels can also result from chronic stress, illnesses, or certain medications. Elevated levels can be linked to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and specific types of adrenal gland tumors.

Function of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate in the body

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate plays a crucial role in our body, impacting:

  • Energy levels
  • Mood
  • Immune system
  • Cognitive functions
  • Overall health

Natural levels of DHEA-S decrease with age, but they can also be affected by chronic stress, illnesses, or certain medications.

When is DHEA-S measured?

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate can be tested when there is a suspicion of certain health issues or disorders. Situations in which DHEA-S may be measured include:

  • Adrenal Gland Disorders: As dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate is produced in the adrenal glands, testing can help determine if these glands are functioning properly.
  • Hirsutism: This condition involves excessive hair growth in women in areas where men typically grow hair. High levels can contribute to this condition.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): PCOS can cause irregular menstrual cycles, excessive hair growth, acne, and fertility problems. It is often associated with high levels of DHEA-S.
  • Adrenal Insufficiency: This condition occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. Low levels of DHEA-S can indicate this condition.
  • Adrenogenital Syndrome: This genetic disorder affects hormone production in the adrenal glands, leading to high levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.

Interpreting results

Elevated levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate may indicate:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • Adrenogenital syndrome

Conversely, low levels may suggest:

  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Hypopituitarism
  • The natural aging process

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Uzorak: Venous Blood

Obrtno vreme: 1 day

Priprema: No special preparation is required.

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