Re-posting this from Get a Life. Have never done TRT or taken steroids. I am 25.
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.
Triglycerides to HDL Ratio: no units, just a radio.
High risk is > 3, moderate risk is 1-3, low risk is < 1
I am at 1.
Cortisol is in microgram/dL.
High risk is > 19.5, low risk is 2.5-19.5, high risk is < 2.5
I am at 20.
Estradiol is in pg/mL.
High risk is > 39, low risk is 12-39, high risk is < 12
I am at 50.
Total testosterone is in ng/dL.
High risk is > 1301, low risk is 290-1301, high risk is < 290
I am at 1786.
SHBG is in nmol/L.
High risk is > 51, low risk is 10-51, high risk is < 10
I am at 104.
[I'll mention free test here. I am at 216.3 pg/mL].
BUN is in mg/dL.
High risk is > 21, low risk is 6-21, high risk is < 6
I am at 24.
Everything else seems to be in the clear, low risk zone... markers such as vitamin D, folate, insulin, CRP, electrolytes, B12, etc. I have those values available if anyone needs them.
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?