Just got my blood work back and I;m trying to figure out my issues and how to address them. My initial concern was low waking temp and low temp all day, but my blood work shows a few more possible issues.
TSH 2.36 .34-5.60
T3 Total 76 70-180
Free T3 2.7 2.0-4.4
T4 Total 8.90 4.50-12.50
Testostrone Total 397 300-1000
Free Testosterone 4.5 7.2-24
Estradiol 34 20-53
HDL 46 >40
LDL 154 <100
Triglyceride 94 <150
VLDL 15 <40
Looking at this its obvious my T is low and my lipids are out of range. My thyroid results look satisfactory on paper as far as a GP Dr. is concerned but I believe they aren’t optimal either.
It is my understanding that low T and low thyroid are intertwined many times but not sure of how they impact each other.
I was also under the impression that low thyroid can also cause a poor lipid profile.
As a side note I’ve been noticing that these results have been consistently getting worse beginning a few yrs ago. Especially the T and the lipids.
Dr. wants me on Crestor. And possibly Axiron(my decision).
My question is where do I begin and what do I address first? Thanks
Background; 55yoa 197lb 12%, been training 43 yrs. My diet is usually a 40/40/20 type diet with most carbs around the workout and usually healthy food (non processed).
I say usually because I’ve been slipping frequently the past few yrs and consuming too much sugar and trans fats type foods. Obviously it shows in my results but Dr. feels it’s not the main contributing factor and that it’s more due to
my age and genetics.