My first labs
- 05-07-2007, 08:43 PM
My first labs
I just got my lab results back from LEF/Labcorp. I did the exhaustive male panel...but from further reading it appears I should have done more and gotten the thyroid panel.
I started investigating in hormonal issues after realizing I have been extremely tired and irritable lately. Over the past year I have gained weight...and the libido has dropped significantly. Vicious cycle.
Here are my results:
Total Cholest: 240 (100-199)
Trigl: 103 (0-149)
HDL: 38 (40-59)
LDL: 181 (0-99)
Chemistries (there are many more but I am not sure which ones are meaningful)
Glucose: 99 (65-99)
Uric Acid: 5.8 (2.4-8.2)
Creatinine: .9 (.5-1.5)
Sodium: 141 (135-148)
Protein: 7.5 (6-8.5)
Albumin: 4.6 (3.5-5.5)
Globulin: 2.9 (1.5-4.5)
Homocysteine: 7 (5-12)
Prostate-Specific AG .3 (0-4)
Free Testosterone 11.6 (8.7-25.1)
DHEA: 274 (120-520)
Estradiol: 22 (0-53)
C-Reactive Protein 1.94 (0-3)
WBC 7.1 (4-10.5)
RBC 5.1 (4.1-5.6)
Hemoglobin 15.2 (12.5-17.0)
Hematocrit 45% (36%-50%)
Testosterone Serum 421 (241-827)
The cholesterol numbers are terrible I know (runs in the family and I need to do better there). Are the test numbers inline for a 30 year old?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Last edited by rightship3; 05-07-2007 at 08:57 PM. Reason: Added a few more results
- 05-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Your Estradiol is fine at 22pg/dl. Your Total Test is too low and your Free Test is also too low, especially for someone as young as you. The one thing that is missing is your LH and FSH readings. Those readings will give a bigger picture of what is going on. If they are low, you may have a pitutary problem. If they are normal or even high, you may have other problems.
I would get those done as well and then seek some professional help with someone that knows HRT.
- 05-07-2007, 09:56 PM
Get LH, FSH, prolactin, progesterone, pregnenolone
get FreeT3, FreeT4, cortisolAM/PM
get insuline, Fibrinogen, hemoglobin A1C
Before you are starting any supplements do the above tests to see where are your
I have a long list of tests that I post frequently, if you want I can post it again.
Most of your risk factors are over border line.
05-07-2007, 10:12 PM
05-07-2007, 10:23 PM
If you want to, print my list and talk to LEF advisor how to pick the tests.
Study LEF protocols, they give good advice on how to take corrective action.
Recently I lowered my cholesterol from 230 to 153 using Red Yeast Rice, I was impressed. It adjusted all componnents.
Le Magazine, May 2006 - Report: The 10 Most Important Blood Tests
05-17-2007, 02:34 PM
Following up on my earlier post...here are my results for a just completed thyroid panel. Looks problematic to me.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
TSH – 2.492 (.350 – 5.500)
T4 7.4 (4.5-12.0)
T3– Free – Serum 3.5 (2.3-4.2)
FSH & LH 1.5 (1.5-9.3)
FSH 1.2 (1.4-18.1)
SHGB – 20 (13-71)
Last edited by rightship3; 05-17-2007 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Corrected a typo
05-17-2007, 02:40 PM
05-17-2007, 03:10 PM
Looking at these thyroid numbers:
TSH is high (at least according to LEF Optimal)
T4 is good
T3 is good
FSH & LH is way low
FSH is way low (outside the range altogether)
SHGB - appears to be okay...
Please keep in mind I am new to this stuff so if I seem ignorant it's because I am.
So stress can cause fluctuations in cortisol?
Can cortisol influence these out of range thyroid results?
05-17-2007, 03:31 PM
moral of story
1. get body back in circaden pattern up at sun relax at dark
2 relimate electromagetic fields turn off all lights, cell phones (not in the same room as bed) , computers, alarm clocks (10-15 ft from bed) sleep away from electrical sockets. When i start to ask questions alot of people tell me a computer is right near there bed. After I tell them to remove it or unplugg they feel 100% better in a matter of a few weeks. My girlfreind was having severe head aches and drs could not expalin why she was constantly on cell phone so to solve the problem I had her get a shield that reduces the electrocal fields generated by the phone. She put it on the phone and ask why and I told her i though it was cool looking. She put it on her phone and 2 weeks later I asked her about her head aches. She was like i have not had any for 2 weeks.. I just smiled and I told her "my point was made" she was like what did you do . I explained to her about what the sticker really did and did not want to tell her because I did not want it to be a psychomatic response.
05-17-2007, 03:37 PM
i wonder how harmful it is to stair into a monitor all day or even sitting for long periods of time
05-17-2007, 03:43 PM
05-17-2007, 04:04 PM
well i must admit i do have an addiction to the internet, although its more of a research addidtion, constantly looking up information on health and food. Plus with my hormonal problem (No energy) its very nice to sit all day and search the net.
I do try to lay out in the sun for about 1 hour and lately i been trying to walk 2-4 miles in the park. I do work part time at physical demanding job.
05-22-2007, 05:51 PM
Just had an appt with my physician to discuss my lab results. It didn't go to well, as she was convinced that everything in my labs were 'within the normal range'. Despite my continued efforts to talk about 'optimal ranges' and subjective evidence (how I feel) she finally concluded that 'the way we practice medicine these numbers do not indicate anything that needs attention". She was convinced that my stress level needs to be reduced and I should do more aerobic exercise....that's it.
Finally I asked for a second opinion in interpreting the labs and for more exhaustive analysis...and got a referral to an Endo.
One more thing (this is funny). She kept saying that it did not make sense to test LH and FSH (mine were rock bottom) in men as that is only something women are tested for.
Do any of you have Endo's in central Florida that you would recommend?
05-22-2007, 07:17 PM
I don't think you would do very well with an Endo. I would suggest google for an Anti-Aging Dr in Florida. Even better, if you can afford it, make an appoint with Dr John here on this forum.
05-22-2007, 08:00 PM
05-31-2007, 08:59 PM
Appointment with Dr Crisler has been made. After much thought I decided against the Endo route and decided this was the right decision. Can't wait....
05-31-2007, 09:21 PM
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