As of late, there seems to be a lot of talk about alternate-day fasting or intermittent fasting. Testosterone, more specifically the popular eating pattern’s effects on it, has become quite a hot topic as well. What exactly is intermittent fasting though? Well, it’s essentially an eating pattern or cycle in which you’ll have to switch between periods of eating and fasting—yes, it’s really that straightforward (there’s no need to pay too much attention to your meal’s composition).
Doctors often recommend getting a free testosterone test to determine the cause of hormonal imbalance—and for the sake of monitoring men’s health. Should you simply follow their advice and consider taking this test? Measuring one’s general testosterone levels(or total testosterone) is not enough, and this doesn’t apply only to middle-aged men. After all, it’s not just the older men who have blood containing free, albumin-bound, and sex-hormone-binding globulin-bound testosterone.
There’s a lot of talk about testing your total and free testosterone levels, but not much about regular use of an SHBG test.After all, why would you test a protein to get a measure of your hormone levels? But, research is gaining ground as to its importance to your hormone health. Testing is even being recommended to determine the risk of an individual for certain diseases and disorders. So, read on to find out what makes SHBG a crucial marker for your health.