DHEA may increase pregnancy rates

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that naturally occurs in the body.  It’s been shown to help improve cognitive skills and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  DHEA has also been found to have muscle-building effects in athletes.

Now a new study is suggesting that DHEA may even help promote fertility in women.

The study enrolled 33 women with significantly low ovarian reserve who were undergoing IVF.  Half of the women received 75 mg of DHEA once daily before starting their IVF cycles, which continued throughout the treatment phase.

DHEA was found to increase the live birth rate – from 4% in the control group to 23% in the experimental group.

Therefore, DHEA seems to promote fertility in sub-fertile women.  Though this study was small-scale, it suggests that DHEA could be a potential infertility treatment for women.  Ask your doctor if DHEA could be helpful for you.

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