A recent research has revealed that an increased supply of DHEA hormone is the main reason of agitation, hot flushes and night sweats during menopause. If its amount is lowered, then women would not face many problems during menopause and would also be able to enjoy sex life.
It should however be noted that its supply to the body is also important. Generally, its supply is at the peak during the time when a woman goes 25 years of age, but it starts reducing with age. Medicines are there in market which provide its supply in large amount, but that is totally opposite to the demand of the body.
DHEA supply is needed but in low amount, said Dr. John Stevenson, who is a consultant metabolic physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and is also the Chairman of the charity dubbed Women's Health Concern.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is a conventional method to treat menopausal problem but for a long time, it was not considered safe. It is said that now this novel treatment would be able to provide safer options to women.
Stevenson said they are not able to decide which is better, and whether or not DHEA stands at the same level as that of HRT. To decide, they need to conduct an extensive study and then only they could decide which treatment is better. Till now, only this much could be said that there is an alternative to HRT.
He further affirmed, “This is a small study, a proof of concept. What we need to do now is to look at a larger study, to confirm these initial results are valid”. In their small experiment, they have got to know that DHEA works and is better than many other pills and its effect has also been felt by menopausal women.