Hoping some of you vets could chime in and be of some help here. I went to see an endocrinologist for my yearly checkup since I knew the year previous I had high testosterone, and she wanted to test my FreeT - she said she’s not concerned about my high SHBG levels, but I am… See below for my testosterone results. All my other bloodwork is good.
TESTOSTERONE TOTAL: 793 ng/dL (249 - 836 range)
SHBG: 137.3 nmol/L (19.3 - 76.4 range)
CALC FREE TESTOSTERONE: 57.5 pg/mL (48 - 250 range)
- I’ve been keto carnivore for almost 3 years and eat ungodly amounts of fat and lowish protein. I do keto in order to focus my best at work and feel good - I never had to lose weight.
- My hair has definitely gotten thinner with less volume. I used to be complimented by how thick my hair was not too long ago.
- Sex drive/libido has definitely taken a hit, not performance though.
- Oftentimes I wake up many times per night
I really have a feeling that if I upped my protein and consumed a little less fat, it’ll lower my SHBG. I’m really hesitant to do that though since being in ketosis does so much for my energy/focus.