After 2.5 years of telling my doctor that something wasn't right and being told I was "fine", I've found a new doc. He seems good, quite multidisciplinary, but he's never heard of Paleo (they're a bit behind the curve on that here in Germany) and he's concerned about my preliminary panel results without seeing a possible treatment plan in them.
My homeopath is generally happy with ourprogress but says I still have some acidosis, dysbiosis, and that my endocrine problems stem from the hypothalamus. Both men say I need to drink more water.
33 year old caucasian female, 1 year paleo (some safe starches now that the weather is cooling off), gluten and lactose intolerant, suspected endocrine disruption (certainly stress, possibly infection).
Primary complaint: hairloss and heart palpitations, postural presyncope. Hoping to concieve in the immediate future
- Glucose 97 mg/dl
- uric acid 4.8 mg/dl
- iron 113 ??g/dl
- Ferritin 136 ??g/l
- GFR(CKD-EPI) 83 ml/min/1.73qm
- Vit D 52 mnol/l
Total cholesterol 341 mg/dl
- Triglycerides 91 mg/dl
- HDL 62
- LDL 270
- Free T3 2.7 pg.ml
- Free T4 1.4 ng/dl
- TSH (basal) 2.76 mlU/l
- TPO 15 U/ml (note: this is referred to as Thyreoperioxidase-AAK in the lab report)
- TSH receptor AKK (TRAK) negative
What say you, PaleoHacks? What the heck is wrong with me? Is my cholesterol profile okay? Is this a body that could optimally grow a person? (Or what else should I know before I can say that?)
asked byLaurenM (383)
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on November 30, 2011
at 04:19 PM
From a midwife's perspective, I would say that now is not an optimal time for you to conceive. Regardless of your blood-work, you have some pretty substantial physical complaints. Pregnancy is a huge stressor on the body, so going into it when you're feeling less than healthy is never something I would recommend.
You don't say much about your specific diet. "Paleo" doesn't really say much, as there are many different ways of eating that can be The hair loss would make me think that your protein intake may be sub-optimal, and the heart palpitations may reflect a number of issues, including things like magnesium deficiency, adrenal issues, etc. I think that, before you decide to conceive, you need to make sure that you're in a place where you're healthy, strong, and your nutrition is well suited to your body. Pregnancy is enough of a strain if you -are- healthy... it's hard on both mother and baby when mom's dealing with health issues of her own.
on November 30, 2011
at 08:03 PM
Can anyone comment on the cholesterol numbers? The numbers are so far outside of the indicated range that I'm freaked out, and I'm reading through threads here as fast as I can to get an idea of alternative interpretations.