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Think HS prom nite: Most Testosterone is bound up by Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) and is unavailable to do what we associated w/T. Only a small fraction of Total T is available, what we measure/calculate as Free T. Think of Total T as all the girls at your high school's formal dance. Most attended w/their date (represented by SHBG). You're more interested in those girls who attended by themselves eg Free T. ...Read more
What should an Accurate TRT dosage be?doctor says 400mg/week and I'm only 17 YEAR OLD MALE With hypogonadism total testosterone result is 336 range 350-1200ng/dl, free testosterone 78.8 range 190-800
Testosterone: There is no "accurate" or fixed dose. 400 mg/wk is a big dose. Too much emphasis is placed on blood levels. If you are hypogonadal, treatment should be given to achieve objectives, eg growth, puberty, male characteristics, bone health, etc. More T is not necessarily better; a blood level of 1000 is not nec better than 500 (just more side effects). You should be seeing an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
I am a 21 year old female and i want to know What does it mean if my testosterone serum is high (111) and my free testosterone is normal 1.4?
Testosterone: in females may be produced by tumors in the adrenal or in the ovary. You should consult your doctor about these findings. ...Read more
How can I increase my low shbg coupled with high free testosterone levels? I'm a young female, lean, active, & suffering from a surge acne severity.
Depends . . .: It's possible to have issues w/enough lh or leydig cells such that testosterone is low yet fsh ; sertoli cells are fine so no fertility issues. However, taking testosterone in any shape or form will essentially render you infertile as it will shut down your fsh and thus sperm production. If you need to boost your t and maintain fertility, consider off-label hcg, Clomiphene or tamoxifen. Good luck! ...Read more
How much do testosterone levels vary in young men throughout the day. Should the levels always stay in the "normal" range. Free testosterone blood test was low but at 3:30pm , had two tests both low.
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