In order to deal properly with abnormal sex hormone binding globulin we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow abnormal sex hormone binding globulin to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind abnormal sex hormone binding globulin consists of three steps:
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome||94%||Confirm|
|A Weight Problem||28%||Unlikely|
If your Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) level has been measured, what was the result?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Very low
→ Somewhat low
Obesity tends to increase the levels of sex hormone (estrogen, testosterone) activity, and decrease levels of sex hormone binding globulin.