Sex hormone binding globulin is a protein, produced by the liver. SHBG binds two sex hormones, i.e., Androgen and Estrogen. This protein is found in both male and female. It is also responsible for transporting hormone to other organs of the body. Sex hormone binding globulin test is used to evaluate low testosterone in males and evaluation of the excessive amount of androgens in females. In males, a high level of testosterone can cause early puberty, adrenal tumours, etc. In females, it can cause an ovarian tumour, congenital adrenocortical hyperplasia.
Symptoms of Low level of sex hormone binding globulin are:
1. Erectile dysfunction.
2. Development of breast tissue.
3. Excessive hair fall and lack of body hair.
4. Delayed development of muscle mass.
5. Late growth of penis and testicles.
1. Difficulty in conception.
2. Low voice.
3. Male pattern baldness.
4. Irregular menstrual periods.
5. Skin pigmentation and thickening of the skin.
High level of sex hormone binding globulin indicates:
1. Liver disease.
3. Eating disorders.
5. Decreased sex hormone production.
Low level of sex hormone binding globulin indicates:
2. Androgen use.
3. Cushing disease.
4. Polycystic ovary disease.
The concentration of sex hormone binding globulin in children are usually high of both sexes. After puberty, the level of SHBG decreases more rapidly in males as compared to females. In adults, levels are generally stable. In postmenopausal females, estrogen, testosterone, SHBG level starts decreasing as hormone production tapers off.
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