How I Started

I decided to take care of this hormone challenge (failing so far!) since I discovered that one of my readings was off-chart without an explanation. Most doctors I saw for the first few years informed me to “ignore it.” It was the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin.

  • SHBG at 112.3 nmol/L.

So one doctor had me do an ultrasound for the abdomen and SCROTAL US. Both returned negative.

I have done these tests for as long as I can remember, and below are WITHIN Range including its readings on 7/2019

  • Free Testosterone, Total
  • Free Testosterone, Serum
  • Follicle Stimating Hormone (FSH)
  • Lutenizing Hormones (LH)
  • Prolactin
  • DHEA-Sulfate: 226.3 ug/dL
  • Folate (Folic Acid), Serum
  • Estradiol (Roche ECLIA methodology): 11.0 pg/mL
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1). This one was in 2017.

Update (end of July 2019)

The new tests were conducted after a discussion with the great and helpful Dr. Xavier Kern (part of the Kharazian’s group). The test and their results are

  • Methylmalonic Acid (MMA), Urine: 3 mmol/mol
  • Sex Hormone Binding Glob, Serum: 112.3 (high)
  • Homocyst(e)ine: 11.3 umol/L (high)
  • B12: 239/4 pmol/L (below range)
    I started taking B12-Max (3 times a day).
  • Folate (Folic Acid), Serum: 8.3 ng/mL
  • MTHFR (containing c677t and a1298c): negative
  • Growth Hormone, Serum: <0.1 ng/mL
  • Zinc. 21.1 umol/L (out of range)
    I will be reducing my Zinc daily intake

All these tests can be found here.

Update: More Tests Got Scheduled (7/2019)

Thanks to Michelle Gerencser, MS, who has helped me a great deal throughout the years. She suggested I take a new DUTCH Comprehensive Urine Hormone Test and I am waiting for results

(all the blood tests are available online under Most Recent Blood Work above)

Mohammad Banat

Mohammad Banat

I'm an entrepreneur who founded and runs an IT company in the Middle East. However, my life took an unexpected turn after I underwent brain surgery in 2009 to remove an Oligodendroglioma in my temporal lobe.