Saturday, January 13, 2018

Value of DHEA for Women - Female Fetility

 So since my last update I have visited a new Ob-Gyn. I had a blood test in which it not only confirmed that I was not only not pregnant but that my DHEA needs serious working. How did i spend 35 years of my life never hearing this term? This hormone is what keeps a woman fertile. It is made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. No, unless one is actively following their bodily changes for some reason they wouldn’t know. Or I didn’t know at least. 

As of now I have prescribed medicine that can fix this because we are looking for quick results. But this hormone can also be maintained well by consuming a good quantity of good cholesterol or Omega 3 fats. You know the kinds found in olive oil, walnuts. It can also be fixed by controlling other factors. 

Well, here is the info from a link called bodyecology.com had the best info:

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, has become known as the ‘fountain of youth.’ It is made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys. Estrogen and testosterone are both made from this steroid hormone.
Eat good fats with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids. DHEA is made from cholesterol, your body makes cholesterol from healthy fats. You can get essential fatty acids from a variety of oils like ghee, raw butter, cod liver, coconut oil, red palm oil, flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, pumpkin seed and olive oils.
De-stress your life. Stress increases levels of two hormones: insulin and cortisol. These two hormones are sometimes called “the death hormones” because when blood levels of cortisol and insulin remain high, they suppress the youth hormone, DHEA. Stress also depletes the vitality of your adrenal glands that produce DHEA. So take time to breathe deeply, meditate, and spend time with friends and family. One of the most effective ways to immediately boost your DHEA levels is to be touched, as in having a great hand, foot, body or head massage.

Always cook or culture cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, kale and cabbage because they suppress the thyroid when they are eaten raw. Your thyroid is an active partner with the adrenals that produce DHEA so make sure it too is hearty. These two organs are tiny, but they are real workhorses in your body.

Sleep: Your adrenal glands not only create energy, they also manufacture DHEA. If you suffer from adrenal fatigue as most people do today, you may have trouble sleeping, your adrenals will not be able to produce adequate levels of too little DHEA to support your daily activities!

So coming back to the doctor’s visit…

I realise experience with each doctor is entirely new. I have continued pain on the left waist, abdomen, but the doctor insists it is gas. I would have been more relieved if he had conducted an ultrasound because my mind is running between uti, thrush, ovarian cyst to pregnancy. Since my last scan was on the 19th of last month it has been more than 20 days. So I have been curious about the changes in me since my first IUI on the 21st. But the doctor also wants us to wait till the 16th before we take a test.  

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