Total cholesterol is too low!
180 is ideal, <160 is associated with all cause mortality.
Sex hormones, DHEA, cortisol, Vit-D3 all made from cholesterol
Problem with diet and training levels.
Suspect elevated rT3, blocking fT3, lowering body temperatures and increasing TSH.
Training/running with low T and/or low thyroid function is a cause of stress, adrenalin overcoming fatigue, and that stress can lead to adrenal fatigue elevating rT3. See the thyroid basics for references to highlighted words.
200 µg iodine is not very good if you have become iodine deficient. Too little, also must take 150-200mcg selenium.
TSH should be closer to 1.0
fT3, fT3 are mid range or better - good
fT3 is more than enough to support good body temperatures
Low thyroid function:
Can be caused by low iodine intake
Outer eyebrows sparse?
General hair thinning? - not male pattern baldness
Were you not using iodized salt?
Note that selenium is vital to thyroid health, selenium is available in vitamin products.
LH/FSH are low
E2, estradiol should also be tested to see if reason
prolactin is OK
Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body's temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.