New lab results are all over the map!
Sodium remained the same at an elevated 146.
Alkaline Phosphatase was LOW. This has always been normal. I am still not sure what this is other than related to bones. Looking it up didn’t help me understand it any further. Time to ask my doctor …
It is relatively rare for a person to have low ALP levels. These are most often the result of: * severe or long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies * chronic conditions that can cause malnutrition, such as untreated celiac disease
Low HDL Cholesterol. I have no data to support this opinion, but I wonder if something I am taking could be affecting the reading. Niacin supposedly raises HDL; and I have increased Niacin intake with the Ensure drinks. But that doesn’t explain why it would be reduced.
What causes a low HDL? Uncontrolled diabetes (NOPE); Drinking or Smoking (NOPE); Sedentary lifestyle (YES, POSSIBLY); Carry excess weight (NOPE, <140#); Consuming a poor diet (MAYBE, BUT I DOUBT IT; I DO EAT A LOT OF CHICKEN & BEEF (BAD) AND FISH (GOOD) BUT NO BUTTER, CREAM, ETC.); Genetic Issues (I DOUBT IT, BEEN TESTING BLOOD REGULARLY FOR THE PAST 10 YRS). Source
Maybe this is the answer: Drugs containing testosterone and other anabolic steroids can artificially lower your HDL cholesterol levels. Avoiding these drugs may help increase your HDL numbers. Source
LDL Cholesterol Calc has been high for a few cycles of blood work. The answer on the net always show “increased exercise” and “eat more fruit”. I do need to increase exercise.
Testosterone at 1210. It dropped 40% in one month. According to everything I have read with BioTE, they overall drop in testosterone levels should be 50% at the end of five months. My monthly drop has been no less than 25%, and as high as 40% PER MONTH. My body is devouring the pellets.
Free Testosterone Calculated (4.9 albumin); was 2.43% with the lowered SHBG of 29.8!
DHEA Sulfate sky-rocketed due to (I assume) the supplementation of DHEA. I added Nitric Oxide supplements and DHEA at the same time to increase penile response. Increased DHEA is also supposed to assist with more frequent erections. I will ask my doctor but I wonder if I should reduce to 1 capsule EOD.