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total vs free testosterone

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 01, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Does anyone know what would cause HIGH serum testosterone and low (.2) free testosterone

I am female

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on January 02, 2012
at 07:56 PM

gf didnt make a big difference in my blood sugars but stress definitely has, i think. i need to test more

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on January 02, 2012
at 07:55 PM

i have been 99 percent gluten free, cheating every once and awhile. i dont have any auto immune diseases that im aware of but ihave a connective tissue disorder. i need to test for thyroid antibodies just to be sure. i think im going to try upping the carbs. i need to anyways, im too thin.

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on January 02, 2012
at 05:13 PM

VLC is a stressor and if you have a lot of outside stress I'd consider having ~150g carbs/day to avoid the self-induced low carb stress

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on January 02, 2012
at 05:12 PM

I do not know a whole lot about this topic, but there seems to be some connection there. Do you have any autoimmune disease? Have you been gluten free? I ask because that could have an effect on your pancreatic B-cells which make insulin. In contrast, you could have some insulin resistance going on. VLC causes the body to become insulin resistant. http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2007/10/physiological-insulin-resistance.html and http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/09/physiological-insulin-restisance-guess.html

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on January 02, 2012
at 04:17 PM

maybe my insulin being too low is messing with the SHBG and keeping the testosterone from being available?

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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at 04:16 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7962291 It is known that there is an inverse relationship between the serum levels of insulin and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in women,

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at 04:11 PM

i am thin with high blood fasting blood sugar and a LOT of stress. i am not hyperthyroid..if anything hypothyroid at the time i tested this my tsh was 4.something..higher than it's ever been. recently i went VLC and im thinking i went a little overboard. a few months ago (not vlc) my testosterone (total) was normal..unfortunately i didnt test free. hrmm

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on January 01, 2012
at 09:47 PM

High SHBG may do that.

Are you taking oral contraceptives or acne medication?

How is your blood sugar? High insulin can also affect it.

Hyperthyroid can also cause that.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0960076091903102

http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/MED/6084924

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2265.1992.tb00956.x/abstract

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:11 PM

i am thin with high blood fasting blood sugar and a LOT of stress. i am not hyperthyroid..if anything hypothyroid at the time i tested this my tsh was 4.something..higher than it's ever been. recently i went VLC and im thinking i went a little overboard. a few months ago (not vlc) my testosterone (total) was normal..unfortunately i didnt test free. hrmm

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on January 02, 2012
at 05:13 PM

VLC is a stressor and if you have a lot of outside stress I'd consider having ~150g carbs/day to avoid the self-induced low carb stress

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:17 PM

maybe my insulin being too low is messing with the SHBG and keeping the testosterone from being available?

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 02, 2012
at 07:56 PM

gf didnt make a big difference in my blood sugars but stress definitely has, i think. i need to test more

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:16 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7962291 It is known that there is an inverse relationship between the serum levels of insulin and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in women,

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 02, 2012
at 07:55 PM

i have been 99 percent gluten free, cheating every once and awhile. i dont have any auto immune diseases that im aware of but ihave a connective tissue disorder. i need to test for thyroid antibodies just to be sure. i think im going to try upping the carbs. i need to anyways, im too thin.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on January 02, 2012
at 05:12 PM

I do not know a whole lot about this topic, but there seems to be some connection there. Do you have any autoimmune disease? Have you been gluten free? I ask because that could have an effect on your pancreatic B-cells which make insulin. In contrast, you could have some insulin resistance going on. VLC causes the body to become insulin resistant. http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2007/10/physiological-insulin-resistance.html and http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/09/physiological-insulin-restisance-guess.html

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