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What should I ask or request from my doctor?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM

I am going to the doctor for the first time in 10+ years. I finally have insurance, and need them to fill out a qualification form.

The form requires:

BMI, Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, LDL, HDL, Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride, FBS, and A1C.

Plus having the standard physical.

I have been paleo for about a year. And feel healthier than ever before, I supplement with D3 and Fish Oil. Is there anything I else I should request from my doctor? Specific to bloodwork, etc? Secondly how many of you inform your doctors of your paleo diet?

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on October 25, 2011
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YES. The range from thyroid function and hormone production is rather large. For interpreting these results, I suggest http://stopthethyroidmadness.com There is info on there of what more tests you can do, as well as interpreting your results. Oh, and if you feel great (not maniacal) don't let your doctor say your TSH is too low and you have hyperthyroidism or something.

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:47 PM

If I were going for the first time, I would ask for

T3, T4, Rev T3, and TSH... all to see how my thyroid is doing. Probably ask for HS CRP also. Also, yeah the vit D check is good, and I would also ask for an Omega 3/6 ratio. That number could be VERY useful for your diet planning.

Yeah... I told my family doc about Paleo. She thought I was nuts, and told me to use Weight Watchers. shrugs That ain't gonna happen LOL.

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on October 25, 2011
at 07:38 PM

YES. The range from thyroid function and hormone production is rather large. For interpreting these results, I suggest http://stopthethyroidmadness.com There is info on there of what more tests you can do, as well as interpreting your results. Oh, and if you feel great (not maniacal) don't let your doctor say your TSH is too low and you have hyperthyroidism or something.

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on October 25, 2011
at 01:43 PM

I don't discuss diet with my doctor unless he/she asks. And that pretty much never happens.

I would ask the doctor to check my Vitamin D levels with my other blood work.

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