Bloodwork and how to address the results.
- 01-03-2012, 12:33 PM
Bloodwork and how to address the results.
I had some bloodwork done last week and am curious what steps I should take at getting lipids back in check? Here are the results in question. I had been fasting for about 14-16hrs.
Ast 48. (I had worked out the day prior which was a pretty intense session including heavy deads so I am not sure as to what effect that had)
Vitamin D- 38
My thyroid has always been sluggish, and this time came back at:
Rev T3-waiting on result
I am wanting to try to bring my triglycerides back down, as they were always in the 80's, and my total cholesterol was in the 125 range. My HDL has been 33 for YEARS, and never seems to come up no matter what I do.
I would appreciate any thoughts, or recommendations of possible supplementation to help address this.
- 01-03-2012, 01:31 PM
cholesterol in 125 is dangerous.
Focus on proper lifestyles, stress management, proper nutrition (low carbs, higher proteins, good fiber content)
Vitamin D optimal is about 70 (10,000 ius per day get you up there) retest in 6 weeks.
Examine root cause by evaluating proper pathology and medical history.
Thyroid is just a symptoms of the cause in majority of cases.
Further testing is needed on adrenals, thyroid , and sex hormones, as well as many other parameters. Please reference my post of getting to the root cause.I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
01-03-2012, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the insight Matrix.
Do you think the high Trigs are from my thyroid being low?
I have Bio-D Mulsion forte I have been using, but I am going to increase my dose to 10,000iu.
I eat low carbs, higher protein, good fats, etc. My diet is dialed in, and has been for years.
I have almost ZERO stress, I sleep fine, etc. I have had a slow thyroid for YEARS now, and just been living with it as no DR seems to want to address it. My mother has a long history of thyroid issues, and had hers partially removed.
01-03-2012, 03:47 PM
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
01-03-2012, 04:20 PM
01-03-2012, 05:42 PM
01-03-2012, 06:10 PM
01-03-2012, 08:32 PM
[QUOTE=Frank Reynolds;3158359]Ok thanks. I guess now I need to figure out how to get my Trigs down asap..hah[/QUOTE
i.just had a case of this.
Perfect.diet 100% organic paleo diet
i.also had.battery of test ran for free
showing.major.inflammatory responses histmines and.glutamate were.screaming high
no.food.allergies but.major.gi issues with severe.hidden overgrown of candida. I.have seen.this.pattern many.times. Once correct.lipids go.back.to.normal.with out.hrt
addressing root cause is.always key.
01-03-2012, 08:50 PM
01-04-2012, 10:13 AM
01-04-2012, 11:16 AM
I am in AZ. Do you know anyone out this way? I had thought about going to see Dr Mariano in CA but it would just be too much $$
01-04-2012, 11:30 AM
01-04-2012, 12:07 PM
Both Mariano and the Dr in texas would require airfare, hotel stay, office visit, etc, etc. I am easily looking at a couple thousand dollars right off the bat, and that doesn't include the blood tests, etc. And then as far as I am aware I would have to repeat that, every year(at least with Mariano).
When I was trying to get to the bottom of my low-ish T, and low thyroid 3 years ago, I ran into dead end, after dead end. I saw 4 Dr's, and got no where, so I just gave up on it, and lived with it.
I highly doubt the Dr in Texas takes my insurance.
01-04-2012, 12:18 PM
01-04-2012, 02:30 PM
I guess I will wait until next week when I go to my followup and see how my Dr wants to approach it.
Thanks for the help!
01-04-2012, 02:48 PM
I refer people to Dr's all over the country which they may not know . I also note which ones to avoid if possible. I am working on contracting with Lab for health professionals to be set up will do $2-3,000 of comprehensive testing for around $300-350 for people who do not have insurance. This will help Dr's and their patients out tremendously. I have referred people to chiropractors in order have blood orders done now since Dr's not doing proper testing all at once. It really depends on state laws.
01-04-2012, 03:02 PM
This DR I have now seems decent. He more or less let me pick which tests I wanted for this lab work. He was just going to test TSH, and I was adamant about testing RT3, Free T3/t4, etc and he was fine with it.
I would go see Dr Mariano, but I fear after the initial visit, I am going to need frequent phone consults to get me dialed in, and that is where the $$ would start to rack up.
01-04-2012, 03:32 PM
01-04-2012, 03:41 PM
lots of goot fats i woudl rec liek fish oil flax oil, then vite, niacin etc.
but i rec goin back to dg
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01-04-2012, 03:48 PM
What I need is someone to actually address the problem, and fix it, without costing me a fortune..lol
But I will report back after I see this Dr for a follow up. Maybe he will be more eager to do something.
Matrix, are there any outward signs/symptoms of insulin resistance, or adrenal fatigue, that you look for other then labwork?
01-04-2012, 03:52 PM
Fish oil - Would not touch it due to contamination of radiation from japan
There is so much BS information and false research its scary..
01-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Also do you recommend any 1 supplement for overall lipid health? Something as kind of insurance.
01-04-2012, 04:06 PM
01-04-2012, 04:21 PM
I guess I will sit tight and wait until I see my Dr next Thursday, and see how he wants to proceed.
01-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Before getting too far down the road, it might be worthwhile to get the lipids checked again. It doesn't make sense that your triglycerides would more than double from the previous test, particularly if you're still eating low carb. Maybe get the tests done somewhere else. Just in case.
01-04-2012, 06:05 PM
01-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Matrix, can you clear some PM space real quick?
I am going to see what my Dr thinks, and take it from there. If I don't like what he says I may have to pony up the cash and venture on out of state. I just don't want to start treatment, I can't afford to STAY on.Before getting too far down the road, it might be worthwhile to get the lipids checked again. It doesn't make sense that your triglycerides would more than double from the previous test, particularly if you're still eating low carb. Maybe get the tests done somewhere else. Just in case.
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