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Are These Good Levels?


#1

These are my labs with some diet changes. Are these good?


#2

You have the hormones of an 80 year old man, so if you’re 80 then these are great levels. President Trumps who is 71 years old has his T levels at 446 ng/dL, I sure hope this puts things into perspective for you.

The sad thing is most doctors would say you’re fine and within ranges, then there’s this study below. Most doctors have zero understanding about male hormones and so they go by these normal ranges which confuses the issue that these ranges have nothing to do with health and happiness as many studies like this one clearly show.

Only the best knowledgeable doctors would give you TRT, everyone else would so you’re fine for the fact you’re in range.


#3

Honestly was thinking the same as you. Just know they went up a lot. Didn’t know if i should pursue TRT. And what doses would raise this? I mean I know everyone is different. Just was told to go by bioavailable and free test levels. That’s why I’m here and on this site. Thanks


#4

There’s only one way to accurately get your FT score, calculating TT and SHBG using an SHBG calculator. Your FT has a very short half life of 1 hour, draw your blood 30 minutes later and it’s completely different. Most doctors don’t even know this fact, perhaps someday someone they will figure it out.


#5

This is your 4th thread, so I assume that you have been through the following already…


Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category

  • advice for new guys - need more info about you
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.

KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.

I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re Thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab numbers and ranges.

The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.