LEF Lab Results. What's My Problem?

Hey Guys,
Ive been lurking around here for a couple years so I know you guys have a lot of knowledge. Im looking for any ideas as to what is going on with me. Thanks in advance.

My lab results are below, but here is why I got the panel.

Last year I was sitting at my desk and suddenly had 2 BIG heart palpitations. I had never experienced anything like it. It made me light headed and felt like I was going to pass out. From that moment something didnt feel right. The only way I can describe it was that my entire body felt like it had more pressure.

I had to constantly pop my ears to equalize pressure. I could feel my pulse all over my body. I was getting muscle cramps and twitches. I would get light headed EVERY time I stood up. I would get occasional heart palpitations similar to the first â??incidentâ??.

This lasted for a couple weeks. In that time I went to a couple different doctors. I had blood tests done for nutrient/ mineral deficiencies and everything checked out fine. Cholesterol and glucose were fine. One of the doctors did an EKG and my heart was great. That same doctor did a test (donâ??t remember the name) where it checks if there is any inflammation anywhere in your body. This was fine too. The only thing on the cusp was my blood pressure. It was in the mid 130â??s over mid 80â??s.

I wondered if I was somehow â??sensitiveâ?? to my blood pressure. This whole experience really felt as though I could actually feel an increase in blood pressure (not likely I know.)
These symptoms lasted a couple weeks and eventually went away. Periodically over the past year I have had a couple of the palpitations, but nothing like that first one, AND havenâ??t felt the â??pressureâ?? in my body like I had before.

Then a few weeks ago it happened again. The pressure was back. The twitching and cramps were back. I decided to order a full male panel from LEF to get some more answers. It was a couple weeks before I got the blood draw and by that time I was feeling fine (but still the occasional mini-palpitation but the pressure is gone.)
I have only included things that are close to or out of range so if you need anymore info let me know.

Im 38, 6ft4in 255lbs. Approx 25% BF ( carry it around my belly and back.)

ALT (SGPT) 54 IU/L (0-55)

HDL Cholesterol 39 Low mg/dL (>39)

Homocyst(e)ine, Plasma 12.1 umol/L (0.0-15.0)

Free Testosterone(Direct) 9.1 pg/mL (8.7-25.1)

DHEA-Sulfate 158.3 ug/dL (88.9-427.0)

Estradiol 17.4 pg/mL (7.6-42.6)

Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy 33.3 ng/mL (32.0-100.0)
-FYI had my Vit D tested in Nov and it was 25. From Nov-March I averaged 8k a day of D3. In March I ran out of D3 and didnt get any more. So the last couple months I havent really taken any AND I live in Seattle

Testosterone, Serum 247 Low ng/dL (280-800)
-The testosterone is interesting because I really feel great in terms of mood and sex drive.

So thats it. Again I really would really appreciate any insight you guys could offer.

The only problem I see is that you are not doing 5/3/1. you should probably do something about that. or be killed and eaten

ALT (SGPT) 54 IU/L (0-55)
Did you have sore muscles when you did the labs, or bruising etc?
What was the CRP result? That is an inflammatory marker that is not cardiovascular specific.

Speaking of inflammation: Do you have any problems with your gums?

Homocysteine is an indicator of inflammatory processes in the arteries. Search and read at LEF.org and read the articles that talk about it for more info and dietary supplements that can improve things. You have some degree of ‘endothelial dysfunction’. Read up on that at LEF as well. You will find recommendations that also include use of higher amounts if B vitamins. Ask to talk to a doc at LEF about your labs, may be a members only thing. They may have some specific recommendations that can save you some time.

Fish oil and vit-D, antioxidants

Changes to skin, nails or hair?
Feel cold easily?
Using iodized salt or a supplement that contains iodine?

You have low amounts of body hair? That would be typical for many of your height. Low amounts of body hair and/or low amounts of facial hair can indicate that your T levels were always lower and your body knows how to function that way. A short stocky hairy guy would typically have had higher T levels and levels as low as yours would really mess them up.

You are not doing well, your E2, while not high, is dominating when T is that low. This makes one flabby with fat on the torso.

DHEA is lowish, you can take 25 or 50mg.

You would feel better and lean-out with TRT if done right.

T helps protect the arteries.

Some heart jumps come with age and are often harmless. I used to get those, but knowing that my 94 YO father used to get them allowed me to not be alarmed. Most of that no longer happens to me with my TRT. My father drives every day, shops, cooks and has an active social life. He was telling me about investments he had made that worked out well and explained the logic of the trades he had made.

Thanks so much for your time KSman!

[quote]KSman wrote:
ALT (SGPT) 54 IU/L (0-55)
Did you have sore muscles when you did the labs, or bruising etc?[/quote]
No I didnt

eGFR >59 mL/min/1.73 >59
Creatinine, Serum 1.12 mg/dL 0.76-1.27
BUN 10 mg/dL 5-26
Uric Acid, Serum 6.2 mg/dL 2.4-8.2
Glucose, Serum 92 mg/dL 65-99

edit: oops… you meant this:
C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac 0.78 mg/L 0.00-3.00

No not really… although its been too long since ive been to the dentist

Will do. I had to become a member do get a discount on the panel so I should be able to talk to someone.

I do take Flameout, but probably not consistently enough. How much Flameout do you recommend I take? Ill get back on track with the Vit D. Do you have anything you recommend your anti oxidants?

[quote]Changes to skin, nails or hair?
Feel cold easily?
Using iodized salt or a supplement that contains iodine?[/quote]
Besides athletes foot, No on all of these

I would say my body hair ammount is middle of the road, and Ive pretty much always had a FULL beard.

Yeah this was somewhat suprising to me. My mood is level is good and stable, morning wood occurs everyday. I guess I’m a bit tired, but I have 3 year old and 1 year old boys so now way around that.

What can I expect to feel from this? Is LEF brand good?

[quote]You would feel better and lean-out with TRT if done right.
T helps protect the arteries.[/quote]
Messing with my hormones makes me a little nervous so I’ll have to start reading up.

Cool. Good to know

Thanks again KSman,

Athlete’s foot: Fungus medications can reduce E clearance rates in the liver, estrogen levels go up and T goes down. What is the active ingredient?

How much Flameout to take… do not know. Anyone have recommendations?

DHEA is DHEA. Most products will work OK. Best if taken with a fatty meal and avoid taking with a high fiber meal. LEF DHEA is expensive. Some absorb DHEA well, most do not, I do not. I need large amounts and purchase bulk powder and take a small measure of the powder.