Originally Posted by WashedOut
What do these results mean in regard to hair? DHT looks very low but could be a misread. Could be an issue if I get on finasteride.
Dihydro-testosterone = 12ng/dL Range = 25-75ng/dL
Total Testosterone = 374ng/dL Range = 250-1100ng/dL
Free Testosterone = 90.2 pg/mL Range = 35.0-155.0pg/mL
FSH = 3.2mIU/mL Range = 1.6-8.0mIU/mL
LH = 3.1mIU/mL Range = 1.5-9.3 mIU/mL
Prolactin = 11.0 Range = 2.0-18.0 ng/mL
Estradiol = 28pg/mL Range = <39pg/mL
SHBG = 20nmol/L Range = 10-50nmol/L
DHT is a more potent form of Test, your body converts Test to DHT by the enzyme 5alpha-reductase. Fin works on the enzyme. I'm not sure if it's a competitive blocker or a non-competitive blocker. Lets hope that it's a non-competitive blocker.
Total Test and Free Test levels are fine, not an issue.
FSH and LH are hormones which are secreted from your anterior pituitary gland. It's a small pea sized endocrine organ sitting above your optic chasm. FSH works in your testicles to make sperm. LH works on other cells in your sperm, to help make Testosterone.
Prolactin, is another hormone secreted from the anterior pituitary as well. It causes a decrease in libido and impotence, if too elevated. In females, it helps during lactation and it prevents ovulation while a woman is pregnant and breast-feeding her child.
Estradiol is one form of estrogen which is made in adipose tissue.
SHBG = steroid h? binding globulin --> it hold various lipid steroid hormones to it so they can travel in the blood stream to various organs. If SHBG was too low, you're amount of free testosterone would be elevated, because it wouldn't have anything to bind to.