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What symptoms can men experience from using DHEA supplements for athletic performance?

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Possible side effects include: �Breast enlargement

�Shrunken testicles

�Reduced sperm production

�Permanent stunting of growth

�Aggressive behavior, known as "roid rage"

�Mood swings and other psychological symptoms

�Higher blood pressure

�Liver problems

�Changes in cholesterol level

From: DHEA Supplements WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "DHEA."

National Institute on Aging: "Can We Prevent Aging?"

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Menopausal Symptoms and Complementary Health Practices."

Mayo Clinic: "DHEA."

Vanderbilt University Psychology Department: "DHEA."

The Hormone Foundation: "Supplements, Steroid Precursors, and Adolescent Health."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 11, 2019

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "DHEA."

National Institute on Aging: "Can We Prevent Aging?"

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Menopausal Symptoms and Complementary Health Practices."

Mayo Clinic: "DHEA."

Vanderbilt University Psychology Department: "DHEA."

The Hormone Foundation: "Supplements, Steroid Precursors, and Adolescent Health."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 11, 2019

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