Hypocholesterolemia - What Could Be The Cause?

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  1. Murtaza

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    i got a blood panel done a month ago, the results are following :

    total serum cholesterol 94 mg/dl
    serum triglycerides 59 mg/dl
    vit D 110 nmol/L
    fasting blood glucose 4.3 mmol/L
    Tsh 3.37
    free t3 6.33 pmol/L
    free t4 18.95 pmol/L

    the main reason for doing this blood test was hair fall. the tsh is high but the low cholesterol really came as a shock for me. at these levels even if enough t3 is present my body wont be able to convert it into protective steroids. So to raise it i started consuming orange juice, 5-6 eggs per day, coconut oil tbsp with every meal and ice cream before bed. after doing this for a month i tested my cholesterol again and it barely moved to 96 mg/dl.

    im a 21 year old male and my diet is not very peaty as im in university, so i eat out almost everyday. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing such low levels? and no, im not taking any thyroid med right now
     
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    The reference range of free triiodothyronine (FT3) in adults is 260-480 pg/dL, or 4-7.4 pmol/L

    You could try supplementing thyroid to increase it to upper end of reference range, or supply a good multivitamin to hopefully exclude any deficiency as reason for thyroid and steroidogenesis not working. After those measures intestinal stress/endotoxin is afaik the most common reason for thyroid not working, and cholesterol is used to neutralize endotoxin, so it might be the cause for low cholesterol.
     
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    Murtaza

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    my ft3 seems to be in range, its just that my body isnt producing enough cholesterol to be converted into downstream hormones. i was actually supplementing cynomel and cynoplus about 6 months ago.

    but didnt feel any effect on temps or pulse.
     
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    Murtaza

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    also im seriously considering getting the cholesterol powder from lifegivingstore. if anyone has postive experiences with that please chime in
     
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