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What is the definition or description of: sex hormone binding globulin?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Sex hormone-binding globulin (shbg) or sex steroid-binding globulin (ssbg) is a glycoprotein that binds to sex hormones, to be specific, androgens and estrogens. Other steroid hormones such as progesterone, cortisol, and other corticosteroids are bound by transcortin.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can decrease the serum levels of sex hormone binding globulin?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Testosterone: Testosterone or dhea, the latter taken orally.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What supplements can decrease the levels of sex hormone binding globulin?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Don't know of any: Shbg is affected by sex hormones. Estrogen increases and male hormones including testosterone decreases shbg. Lowering Insulin levels with a very low carbohydrate high fat diet will improve metabolic health that would ultimately increase shbg.

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Last updated Jul 24, 2013

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