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New to Forum, Need Help w/Labs


#1

-age 33
-height 69"
-waist 34"
-weight 168lbs
-Facial hair average, not too thick, light over body
-middle
-Globzoospermia (genetic), No other Med hitory
-Zertac daily
-lab results with ranges
-Fairly clean diet, high Protein
-4/5 day lift/cardio, active work environment
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? NO
-Some morning wood, Libido in the gutter, fatigue, no motivation in the gym, mind fog.

-LABS-
GLUCOSE 98 70-110 mg/dL
SODIUM 140 136-144 mmol/L
POTASSIUM 4.3 3.2-5.0 mmol/L
CHLORIDE 106 101-111 mmol/L
CO2 27 22-32 mmol/L
BUN 13 4-20 mg/dL
CREATININE 1.0 0.4-1.2 mg/dL
BUN/CREAT RATIO 13 ratio
CALCIUM 9.3 8.4-10.2 mg/dL
SGPT(ALT) 16 17-63 IU/L Low
SGOT(AST) 18 15-41 IU/L
ALK PHOS 56 38-126 IU/L
TOTAL BILI 0.7 0.4-2.0 mg/dL
TOTAL PROTEIN 7.1 6.1-7.9 g/dL
ALBUMIN 3.9 3.5-4.8 g/dL
GLOBULIN 3.2 1.8-3.9 g/dL
ALB/GLOB RATIO 1.2 0.8-2.4 ratio
GFR (OTHER) >60.0 >60.0 mL/min/1.73m2
TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 120 <200 mg/dL
HDL CHOLESTEROL 44 >40 mg/dL
NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL 76 <160 mg/dL
TOTAL CHOL/HDL RATIO 2.7 <5.0
LDL CHOLESTEROL 68 60-129 mg/dL
VLDL CHOLESTEROL 8 <40 mg/dL
LDL/HDL RATIO 1.55 <3.55 RATIO
TRIGLYCERIDE 41 <150 mg/dL
TSH 1.45 0.34-5.60 uIU/mL
VITAMIN D 25(OH) 22 30-100 ng/mL Low
TESTOSTERONE 282 168-758 ng/dL

Went to Dr today for labs, suspected LowT, Dr said everything was fine, wants to sup VIT D.
Asked for clarification on T count. Seems low to me <300ng/dl. Also am requesting Free T counts.
Anything else I am missing. Thanks for the help!


#2

That range is messed up, looks like they are screening for castrated people rather than hupogonadism. Less than 350 is definitely low and even higher could give you low T symptoms if body is used to higher T. Find yourself a better doctor, this guy shouldn’t be one


#3

Read the stickies. They list the labs you need. Your cholesterol is way too low. Cholesterol is the base for all steroid hormones. Ideal levels are around 180.


#4

T is low.
Cholesterol is pathologically low. Maybe leading to low DHEA-S.

Need these labs: - to find out more about your low T
TT
FT
E2
prolactin
DHEA-S
LH/FSH

Find 5000-6000iu vit-D3 capsules, tiny oil filled.

See these links found here About the T Replacement Category
advice for new guys
things that damage your hormones
protocol for injections
finding a TRT doc

TSH is better near 1.0
You [everyone] should be using iodized salt to support thyroid hormone production. I no iodized salt in the house, read the thyroid basics sticky.

Alter diet to increase cholesterol if you can.