Type of Hormone Volunteers Alcoholic Patients
Prior to Therapy After Treatment Prior to Therapy After Treatment
(n=23) (n=19) (n=68) (n=63)
ACTH (u/ml) {М ± SE} 63.82 ± 8.23 59.70 ± 9.16 82.41 ± 18.12* 66.26 ± 12.39
Cortisol (nmol/l) {М ± SE} 481.85 ± 41.31 445.30 ± 32.07 557.52 ± 2.84* 445.13 ± 7.52*
DHEA (u/ml) {М ± SE} 33.18 ± 10.54 31.92 ± 10.13 19.85 ± 5.00* 24.02 ± 6.48*
DHEA-S (ng/ml) {М ± SE} 2.48 ± 0.51 2.38 ± 0.56 1.75 ± 0.42* 1.14 ± 0.37*
Table 1: Levels of hormones in the blood serum of alcoholic patients and healthy volunteers before and after treatment, *: The level of significant difference P < 0.005.