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SHBG Test – How to Interpret Your Results and What to do With Them

​SHBG is short for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin​.

This test is rarely ordered, which is unfortunate because it can give you a lot of information about the hormones in your body.

​High levels can ​lead to symptoms of excess estrogen, excess thyroid, and low testosterone.

Low levels can lead to symptoms of low thyroid, low estrogen, and excess testosterone.

​In this article, I will ​discuss how to interpret your SHBG test results, and ​list some common causes of elevated levels and low levels.  

I will show how SHBG can be used to monitor your thyroid function if you are on thyroid medication.

​I will also discuss some things that you can do to help you get your SHBG level back into the optimal range​ whether it is high or low...

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Why Testosterone Is So Important

Why is testosterone so important?

It may be the most misunderstood of all of the hormones in the body.

Thanks to anabolic steroids and the misuse of them, many people are afraid of testosterone and have received lots of false information about it.

In fact, it is an essential hormone that both men AND women need to live happy, healthy, energetic lives.

If the levels of testosterone are not optimal in your body, it will be almost impossible to have the quality of life that you should ideally have.

If you are having fatigue, loss of muscle strength, loss of libido, night sweats, headaches, cold intolerance, and if you are gaining belly fat, you may have a testosterone problem.

Let's dive into this hormone further to learn more about it and address much of the misinformation that many people may have. I will also discuss symptoms, testing and treatment.

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