As Measured by Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

What is SHBG?

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin is a glycoprotein produced in the liver and binds to certain male and female sex hormones.

What does SHBG do?

The main role of SHBG in males and females is to control the levels of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and estradiol.

What Are The Effects of Elevated SHBG?

Elevated levels of SHBG can result in Hypothyroidism, Type II diabetes, Testicular cancer (males) & polycystic ovary syndrome (females).

Low levels of SHBG can result in Hyperthyroidism and problems with the pituitary gland.

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