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Blood Test Results - Advice?


#1

Just got my results back from ZRT Labs, have a look at the picture and see what you think. T is very low with estrogen being in the normal range.
I’m 18, 5’11’ and Powerlift.
Went to the doctors and was diagnosed with gyno a couple of weeks ago?
Any advice to correct this?


#2

We need results of any other labs.

More info about you please, see the first sticky.

Labs needed: - fill in the blanks
TT
FT
E2
LH/FSH
prolactin
CBC
hematocrit
fasting glucose
fasting cholesterol - can be too low
A1C if overweight
AM cortisol - at 8AM or 1 hour after waking up

  • you need to specify time for your cortisol lab

DHEA-S is very low when you should be at a lifetime peak.
Find 25mg DHEA on vitamins in USA

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 number 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.


#3

Low SHBG is going to be a problem, a lot of guys with low SHBG have difficulty getting dialing in TRT. Are you a diabetic?


#4

Hey man, you know anywhere I can get those other tests done?


#5

Not that I’m aware of, what do you mean dialing in TRT


#6

There are those who feel nothing from TRT because of their low SHBG, it can be quite frustrating. Diabetes and fatty liver can lower SHBG since it’s produced in the liver.

https://naturalbiohealth.com/2015/05/06/shbg-critical-to-your-health/

https://www.discountedlabs.com/


#7

Ah right, that’s pretty interesting. I forgot to mention that I’ve got an x-ray and ultrasound coming up as there is a lump in my testicle. The doctor took blood for HCG, AFP and TNF alpha I think