hi, i have tested my blood and found really LOW DHEA 430 ng/ml ( normal value 1300-4300 ng/ml)... the other hormones where ok.. but near of the limit values... i have made some research and found low DHEA causes deficiency of Serotonin..sooo i was wondering if this could be causing my migraines....
Here is a little information I found, which you may already know....
This test is used to evaluate the function of the adrenal glands. DHEA-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women. The adrenal gland is one of the major sources of androgens in women (the other being the ovaries, which produce testosterone). Typical normal ranges for females are:
Age 18-19: 145-395 ug/dL
Age 20-29: 65-380 ug/dL
Age 30-39: 45-270 ug/dL
Age 40-49: 32-240 ug/dL
Age 50-59: 26-200 ug/dL
Age 60-69: 13-130 ug/dL
Age 69 and older: 17-90 ug/dL
This is on Medline Plus, website......also on http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/serotonin.html--it does mention too much or too little serotonin can be linked to migraines.
It might be wise to find out if you have any other underlying cause for this test to be low? DHEA can be low in auto immune diseases........
Hope this helps.........keep us posted.
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