DHEA levels in the body naturally decline as you get older. It affects many areas of health and well-being, and levels naturally decline as you get older. Research is continuing into whether DHEA can boost the immune system or help manage diabetes and lupus symptoms. Research is continuing into whether lower levels of DHEA can explain certain age-related ailments such as heart disease in older men, whether it has the ability to boost the immune system, and whether it can help in managing diabetes and easing lupus symptoms. There may also be a role for it in improving the chances of successful IVF.