Did you know Dhea is one of the best creams for menopause symptoms? The other day, my friend asked me about Dhea Cream and whether I’d recommend it. She was looking for a menopause treatment that would help her with hot flashes and dryness. I told her Dhea is by far one of the best products on the market today.

DHEA cream, a bioidentical hormone, applied to the skin, is what the female body uses, when it needs it. DHEA is an active prohormone which is the most abundant naturally existing hormone in the human body. DHEA has been used in Europe and Asia for decades. It is used now by women as a vaginal lubricant and as a dietary supplement, usually taken twelve months before menopause.
Dhea is different than pantothenic acid because it is actually derived from fatty acids, rather than being derived from soy. Its half-life is much longer than the anabolic hormones like testosterone and estradiol and it does not become deficient as easily as the other two. It goes to work steadily over the course of twelve months. Once a woman begins taking it she will notice significant relief over time in her postmenopausal symptoms.
DHEA works very well for women who have normal testosterone levels and normal estrogen levels and it has no effect on either estrogen or testosterone. What it does have an effect on is the production and levels of dehydroepiandrosterone. DHEA has been shown in clinical trials to be effective in relieving women of postmenopausal symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes and facial discomfort. The best candidates are those who are relatively free of other medications, but their estrogen and progesterone levels need to be fairly low.
Like Estrogen Therapy, Dhea is also accompanied by possible adverse reactions. However, unlike Estrogen Therapy, there are no known adverse reactions associated with DHEA use, so women who are not using hormone replacement therapy as part of their treatment can use Dhea. There have been relatively few reports of side effects related to Dhea Cream use. Of note, some users have noted a decreased libido in some menopausal women who have been treated with Dhea.
When used properly, Dhea can help to relieve symptoms and address issues related to menopause and weight gain. As with any other hormonal product, there are some precautions that women who are thinking of trying Dhea should take. Women should use Dhea only under the supervision of their health care provider and they should always start on low doses. They should not take Dhea if they are allergic to testosterone or if they have a history of breast cancer or prostate cancer.