Hi, for the first time ever I got my blood work done through WellnessFX. I'm wondering if any of you could help me out with what some markers mean, and how I can change them for the better. I'm only going to list the markers that are 'moderate' or 'high' risk for simplicity.
Moderate risk: Triglycerides to HDL Ratio - 1
High risk: Cortisol - 20
High risk: Estradiol - 50
High risk: Total testosterone - 1786
High risk: SHBG - 104
[I'll mention Free Test here, which is low risk - 216.3]
High risk: Blood Urea Nitrogen - 24
Everything else seems to be in the clear, low risk zone... markers such as vitamin D, folate, insulin, CRP, electrolytes, B12, etc.
So here are my first thoughts. I'm not too worried about the cortisol/BUN levels, as my blood work was done in the morning after a 12-hr fast, and I should have drank more water. The Triglycerides to HDL Ratio is likely due to the bit of excess fat I have, which can be changed with just eating less crap/carbs.
As for my reproductive hormones, they seem all screwed up. I'm not sure if the total test of 1786 is good or bad, I mean, more is better, right? But it is labeled as high risk. And my estradiol/SHBG are way too high. Is this due to excess body fat, or something else? Are there dietary/lifestyle/supplemental changes I can make?