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Does high testosterone = a good DHEA level?

Discussion in 'Heal Your Hormones' started by Cpt.Tired, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Cpt.Tired

    Cpt.Tired New Member

    I just got my testosterone level back today:

    24.2 nmol/L (reference range - 8.4 - 28.7 nmol/L)

    Since this is not 'free testosterone' does it really tell me anything?

    Does it shed any light on my DHEA level?

    (I'll have my HS-CRP and Vitamin D3 tomorrow.)
  2. Cpt.Tired

    Cpt.Tired New Member

  3. Hi capt.tired,

    what you got is then probably the total testosterone. It is bound to SHBG and not in the active form.
    It does not say anything about your dhea-s.
    you might need to retest these two markers.
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  4. and estrogen levels are also useful to know.
    the aromatase enzyme converts testo in estrogen and vv
    If there is plenty of adipose tissue, aromatase is very active and testo gets converted to estrogen at a higher rate.
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  6. Cpt.Tired

    Cpt.Tired New Member

    Is all of it bound to SHBG? Just goes to show how much my MD knows (ordering this test)
    I know.. it's not her fault. They just haven't been trained properly.
    I asked her if she has ever prescribed DHEA. She said they only prescribe testosterone.
    She said "Why prescribe a precursor when you can prescribe the real thing (test.)" She was surprised when I said that it is also a precursor for estrogen.o_O
    She then offered this test so I took it..any info is good..and insurance covered it:)

    Very little adipose tissue, no 'man boobs' (like Jack gets:D ...kidding Jack!). I thought that maybe it would give some insight to my DHEA level possibly.
    Thanks a bunch for the replies guys!
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    Cpt.Tired New Member

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