DHEA and Pregnenolone Cause Increased Breast Size?
I have been taking DHEA
for several months. I am very pleased about having gained a whole cup size.
Is it really the DHEA or pregnenolone that's doing it?
I was able to find reports in the scientific literature connecting breast
enlargement with estrogen but I did not find any conclusive studies supporting
such a finding for DHEA, pregnenolone, or progesterone. However, I have
received reports from other women who are on hormone replacement (excluding
estrogen) who have reported similar experiences. These women have stated
they were also supplementing with natural progesterone cream, some with
and some without concomitant use of DHEA or pregnenolone. This being the
case, I cannot surmise which is the "culprit," but natural progesterone
cream seemed to be the most common denominator. Dr. John Lee in his book,
Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause,
explains how natural progesterone usage can cause estrogen receptors to
become more sensitive. This may be an explanation in some measure.
One of the goals
of hormone replacement therapies is to restore the age-related decline
of various hormones to their youthful levels. So, maybe you are becoming
more youthful! However, increased breast size can also be a sign of pregnancy
or weight gain.