Well, good news on the Estrodiol at least.
What are the units and normal range of the Free Testosterone? What method was used to measure it (direct or something else?). The readings and the normal range varies significantly from lab to lab. Apparently there is no standard test for it. I was searching the web and found this, which confirms what I have learned in the school of hard knocks:https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844903#vp_1
Here is someone who claims to be able to treat low Free, but are closed-lipped about how they go about it.https://mantalityhealth.com/free-testos ... ing-low-t/
And here is another clinic that claims to be able to accurately measure Free.https://tctmed.com/normal-free-testosterone-levels/
This article, which I have not read in its entirety, seems to be the most informative. http://www.peaktestosterone.com/free_te ... _shbg.aspx
http://www.peaktestosterone.com/free_testosterone_shbg.aspx wrote:So how do you know if your free testosterone is low? It starts with a simple test from your doctor. You sometimes have to ask for this, as some doctors just stick with total testosterone. Generally, free testosterone is given as a percentage of total testosterone, the typically acceptable range according to the lab listed as 1.5%-2.5%.
So if this is correct and the units in his test are in percent, then he is pretty good.
Anyway, the long and short of it is that everyone agrees that free testosterone is important, but no one really seems to know how to measure it, much less what normal is. BE64 or one or more of the other guys are big on free testosterone levels. Maybe they can shed some light on it. Me, I have had it tested several times. The readings are all over the place, and even the doctor doesn't know what to make of it. However, total and free do track together for me. If my total is low, my free is low, and if total is high, free is high.
Did they do an SGBH test? Not that I'd know how to interpret the results. But if it is high, that would explain the low free. How to lower it, I have no idea.
The good news here is that the testosterone does seem to be improving things for him.