So a little background... Im a 26 year old guy, been paleo for 6 months I do eat dairy but outside of kefir its not very often. I go a bootcamp (HIIT, strength training, cardio etc) 3-5 times a week. I have had symptoms of hypothyroidism (cold hands and feet, low body temp) so I went and got a bunch of tests done. Also please look at Testosterone I was tested 11/11 and it was 440 and it is now 377 I have been incredibly stressed due to work these last few months. Should I be worried? Thank you
Sodium 137 136-145mmol/L Potassium 4.1 3.5-5.1 Chloride 100 95-111 CO2 28 21-32 Anion Gap 13 6-16 Glucose Plasma 94 70-100 BUN 19 <=18mg/dL Creatinine 1.0 0.8-1.3 Calcium 9.2 8.5-10.1 Protein Total 7.1 6.0-8.7 Albumin 4.5 2.8-4.7 Globulin 2.6 2.4-4.4 Norm. Calcium 9.0 8.5-10.1 Bilirubin Total 0.6 <=1.0 Alkaline Phosphatase 94 <=138 AST 23 <=38 ALT 40 <=65 Cholesterol 284 <=200 Triglycerides 48 <=150 HDL Cholesterol 81 >=40 LDL 179 <=100 Chol/HDL Ratio 3.5 1.5-4.0 Non-HDL Cholesterol 203 <=130 Free T4 0.93 0.77-1.30 Free T3 3.10 1.80-4.20 Special Chemistry Cortisol AM Level 15.7 5.0-25.0 Testosterone Total 377 160-726 Vitamin D 30.8 30.0-100.0 VAP TM Cholesterol Test Total LDL-Cholesterol 205 <=130 Total HDL-Cholesterol 80 >=40 Total VLDL-Cholesterol 18 <30 Sum Total Cholesterol 302 <200 Triglycerides-Direct 59 <150 TTL Non-HDL 222 <160 Total apoB100 133 <=109 Lp(a) Cholesterol 11.0 <10 IDL Cholesterol 14 <20 LDL-R(Real)-C 180 <100 Sum Total LDL-C 205 <130 Real-LDL Size Pattern A |___________________||_________||____*________| Pattern B Pattern A/B Pattern A Small, Dense LDL A/B Large Buoyant LDL Remnant Lipo 24 <30 Risk NO HDL-2(Large Buoyant) 25 >10 HDL-3(Small Dense) 55 >55 VLDL-3(Remnt Lipo) 10 <10
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on July 26, 2013
at 01:41 AM
I suspect the stress from work combined with possible over-training is starting to take a toll on your adrenals. This is evident from your AM cortisol level, which is low for a 26 year old male. The drop in testosterone is probably related. Stress, specifically cortisol, is known to lower testosterone levels. I would try to get your vitamin D level a little higher to 40 ng/ml or so. Preferably from daily sunshine if possible.
What is your average body temperature (taken orally)? Does it change from day to day or is it pretty consistent?
on October 22, 2014
at 02:59 AM
Hello! I'd love to help from a naturopathic doctors perspective.
Your total cholesterol does look high, although the pattern type A is very good and your HDL is at a good level. Was this test done at 12 hours fasting?
Your triglycerides are too low. I shoot for >60mg/dL. ApoB is also too high, optimal is <80 mg/dL. If the low triglycerides is a continued trend, then you will want to investigate this as I see that it can be related to autoimmune disease suceptibility.
It's possible that some basic nutrient deficiencies are the culprit here. Genetics may also play a role. If you have any inflammatory disorders, this would also raise levels.
The change in testosterone may need a few more data points to see what is going on here, since blood testing is just a snap shot in time and hormone levels fluctuate throughout the day.
on July 26, 2013
at 04:02 AM
Its strange to me that my Vitamin D is low because I work construction and am outside in the sun a lot im assuming more most people.
on July 26, 2013
at 02:52 AM
I'm not a doctor, nor did I sleep in a holiday inn last night. But I like to hear myself speak (err type?) so you get my opinion for free...
Cholesterol is high, especially your LDL, might want to try to reduce some saturated fat and increase your dark green veggies. Although I don't understand why there are two cholesterol numbers... I get that one is VAP and the other is basic. but the total should be the same....
The one that really sticks out is your vitamin D. I think recommended optimal health minimum is 50. D is a really critical "vitamin".
AM Cortisol is higher than your might prefer, but not overly concerning.
Low testosterone is typically when you cross 320, so you are ok there. But getting that up closer to 500 might provide some benefit.