Enter the Cortisol level and DHEA level into the calculator to determine the Cortisol/DHEA ratio. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Cortisol/Dhea Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Cortisol/DHEA ratio.

R = C / D


  • R is the Cortisol/DHEA ratio C is the Cortisol level (nmol/L) D is the DHEA level (nmol/L)

To calculate the Cortisol/DHEA ratio, divide the Cortisol level by the DHEA level. The result is the Cortisol/DHEA ratio.

What is a Cortisol/Dhea Ratio?

The Cortisol/DHEA ratio is a measure used in medicine and health science to assess the balance between stress and anti-stress hormones in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration, while DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that helps to counteract the effects of cortisol and is often referred to as an “anti-stress” hormone. A high Cortisol/DHEA ratio can indicate high levels of stress, overtraining in athletes, or potential health issues such as adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome.

How to Calculate Cortisol/Dhea Ratio?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cortisol/DHEA Ratio:

  1. First, determine the Cortisol level (C) in nmol/L.
  2. Next, determine the DHEA level (D) in nmol/L.
  3. Next, gather the formula from above: R = C / D.
  4. Finally, calculate the Cortisol/DHEA Ratio (R).
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

Cortisol level (C) = 10 nmol/L

DHEA level (D) = 5 nmol/L