What is the optimal amount of IGF-1 for a 46yr old female?
Also, I noticed that my TSH has been increasing over the years, from .5, to .7 and now 1.3 Plus, I had my Thyroglobulin tested and it was 1.4 (range is 0-.9) I've been Paleo for 5 years. LH was .1 and FSH .7
What does this all mean? Hypo-pituitarism? Would going on the autoimmune Paleo protocol help?
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on October 22, 2014
at 02:40 AM
Hi there! I would be happy to help from a naturopathic doctor perspective.
Optimal IGF1 is 117-330 ng/mL. Optimal TSH is 0.5-2.5 mlU/L. What is the units of your test? Your level looks like it is coming into a more normal range if it is mlU/L.
However, in order to get a complete view of the thyroid you need to test: TSH, T4, T3 uptake, FTI, T3, Free T3, reverse T3, free T4, TPO antibodies, anti-thyroblobulin antibodies, and PTH.
LH and FSH levels- need to know status of menopause and timing of blood test to cycle to determine what these levels tell us.