DHEA is used for slowing or reversing aging, weight loss, metabolic syndrome, and increasing immune and cognitive function. It is also used for increasing strength, energy, and muscle mass. DHEA is also used for treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Addison’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), menopausal symptoms, and atrichia pubis. It is also used orally for improving cognitive function, and slowing the progression of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. For people with HIV disease, DHEA is used to improve depressed mood and fatigue. DHEA is also used orally by men for erectile dysfunction, and by healthy women and women who have adrenal or androgen insufficiency to improve well-being and sexuality. It is also used for preventing heart disease, breast cancer, infertility, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.