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Does DHEA Raise Blood Pressure or Cause Facial Flushing?

Started 5mg DHEA recently and have noticed facial flushing and it feels like my bo is increasing towards the end of the day. I don’t know if it’s coincidence or directly related.

5mg oral?

I cannot imagine this having an effect for either flushing or blood pressure as even the regular dose for females is 100mg daily. This same dosage was considered ineffective for men to take in at least one study, but this is pill form specific data.

I think it can raise blood pressure via the increased production of aldosterone and disrupt your renin-angiotensin system.

Just speculation though.