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Should I let my doctor know I am taking DHEA?

Yes. If you are taking any form of supplemental DHEA, even wild yams or topical creams, you should let your doctor know. DHEA has many potential side effects and inherent risks depending on your medical condition. Always let your physician know when you are using prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal supplements.

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