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DHEA for Fertility
We, like most of our colleagues, used to believethat as a woman gets older, the eggs she is We, like most of our colleagues, used to believethat as a woman gets older, the eggs she is born with, age. And that it is that agingprocess that leads to all the troubles afterwards in older women: poor quality eggs, more chromosomalabnormalities, more miscarriages, etc. Our center was instrumental in bringing DHEA intothe infertility treatment and today, based on a recent survey, approximately 13 of allIVF centers around the world have started using DHEA and I wouldn't be surprised ifby now the number is even bigger. One of the interesting observations that we have madein our DHEA treated patients, with very, very severely diminished ovarian reserve, is notonly that we are getting a surprising number.
Of pregnancies but once these women get pregnantour miscarriage rates are surprisingly low. of pregnancies but once these women get pregnantour miscarriage rates are surprisingly low. Such low miscarriage rates could not be achievedif indeed the eggs these women were born with aged and declined in quality because oncean egg is of poor quality no DHEA or no drug that I can think about can reverse that kindof a process, it would seem irreversible. And as we recognized that we started thinkingabout what could really explain our observation of low miscarriage rates in these DHEA treatedpatients, and then it came to us that what likely is happening is that the very immatureegg, the egg in storage if I may call it that, the egg that has not yet been recruited intomaturation, that's the egg a woman is born.
With. We think that egg at this very immaturestage actually does not age, it's suspended with. We think that egg at this very immaturestage actually does not age, it's suspended in time, even if women age. What is agingis the ovarian environment in which this egg, once it is recruited into maturation, goesthrough the maturation process. And when you think about this, that explains perfectlyhow DHEA can and probably does work because if this environment in an older woman is lackingDHEA, and if DHEA has an important function in this environment, then supplementing DHEAcan improve the environment and therefore an initially perfect immature egg allow againa much healthier and better maturation process.