Posted by MarkinBoston on February 13, 2001, at 18:59:03
In reply to Re: Cam what is ..., posted by Cam W. on February 13, 2001, at 13:50:56
> Can anyone out there give a clearer explanation of what I am saying and fix any mistakes that I have made. It would be appreciated.
Seemed OK except that virtually all these systems have some sort of negative feedback loop of some sort that will inhibit the release of more hormone. One feedback system is indirect. In men, its the Estradiol level that inhibits GnRH. Estradiol is generated by aromatase conversion of testosterone. So, dysfunctions somewhere in the primary chain or the negative feedback loop can cause wrong numbers.
Willow, was your free T measured as well? Its the level of the active stuff, not bound to SHBG or albumn.