Is 255 prolactin in a different unit to ng/ml? Or are the numbers the wrong way round perhaps: Testostorone of 255, prolactin 31?
Two doctor’s have both said Gilbert’s doesn’t do anything. One doctor recommended checking testoterone and prolactin levels, though I didn’t see him regarding the results. The one I did see was quite dismissive and quick to move me along, as clearly I’m not dying or anything.
Whilst the elevated bilirubin is nothing to worry about, the other things make me wonder if it’s a small part of something else. I suppose I’m paranoid a mess of hormones will be affecting any recovery/growing.
Anyone have any ideas on the numbers?
Well of all weird things, I just got back lab results that show elevated levels of bilirubin too. Didn’t used to have them. So maybe I have Gilbert’s Syndrome too?
One thing that caught my eye on Wikipedia (argh I know it’s not a great source of info) was the following:
Reasonable levels of bilirubin can be beneficial to the organism. Evidence is accumulating that suggests bilirubin can protect tissues against oxidative damage caused by free radicals and other reactive oxygen species. Statistical analysis of people with high normal or slightly elevated bilirubin levels in blood shows that they have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. In infants it is not very common for the spleen to destroy red blood cells faster than the liver can conjugate the bilirubin. The effect of this would be more bilirubin in the blood plasma.
Now the weird thing is that I read another article that professed that working out in hot weather tended to cause an increase in mecahnisms that protect against free radical damage too. My gym does not have air conditioning this summer and, as a matter of timing, I decided to seriously amp up my workout for the summer, just to give me something to do. I’m wondering if the increased bilirubin is a direct result of training and is therefore a Good Thing.
I go back in 4 weeks for a recheck.