Need Help Interpreting Blood Results Please - Prolactin/Vit D/TSH Etc

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  1. DannyIrons™

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    If anyone could help interpret my blood results, I'd be hugely grateful. I hope this will give me some indication why my sleep is so awful, and has been since a small boy. I have put in bold the results that the lab has highlighted as problematic. Thank you.

    Cholesterol - 3.8 mmol/L
    Triglycerides - 0.83 mmol/L
    High-Density Lipoproteins (HDLC) - 1.21 mmol/L

    Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDLC) - 2.51 mmol/L
    Very Low Density Lipoproteins (VLDL) - 0.38 mmol/L
    Atherogenic Coefficient (AC) - 2.14 U
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    Prolactin - 29.1 ng/mL
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    Luteinizing Hormone (LH) - 8.33 mIU/mL
    Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) - 2.5 mIU/mL
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    Progesterone - 0.178 ng/mL
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    Human growth hormone (HGH) - 0.068 ng/mL
    Insulin-like growth factor - 1 (IGF-1) - 294 ng/mL
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    Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGF-BP3) - 4.04 µg/mL
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    Total Triiodthyronine (T3 total) - 0.948 ng/mL
    Free Triiodthyronine (T3 free) - 3.5 pg/mL
    Total Thyroxine (T4 total) - 5.83 µg/dL
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    Free Thyroxine (T4 free) - 1.4 ng/dL
    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - 2.63 µIU/mL
    TSH receptor, IgG antibodies (Anti-TSHR) < 0.8 IU/L
    Thyroglobulin, antibodies (ATG) < 10 IU/mL
    Thyroid peroxidase, antibodies (ATPO) < 9 IU/mL
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    Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) - 2
    Complete Blood Count
    White blood cells (WBC) - 5.66
    Red blood cells (RBC) - 4.97
    Hemoglobin (HGB) - 154
    Hematocrit (HCT) - 43.7
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    Complete Blood Count
    Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) - 87.9
    Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) - 31
    Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) - 35.2
    Platelets (PLT) - 243
    Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW-SD) - 40.3
    Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW-CV) - 12.6
    Platelet Distribution Width (PDW) - 14
    Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) - 10.9
    Platelet Crit (PCT) - 0.26
    Neutrophils (per 100 leukocytes) - 45.9
    Neutrophils (abs.) - 2.6
    Lymphocytes (per 100 leukocytes) - 45.9
    Lymphocytes (abs.) - 2.6
    Monocytes (per 100 leukocytes) - 5.3
    Monocytes (abs.) - 0.3
    Eosinophils (per 100 leukocytes) - 2.5
    Eosinophils (abs.) - 0.14
    Basophils (per 100 leukocytes) - 0.4
    Basophils (abs.) - 0.02
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    Ferritin - 104 ng/mL
    Parathyroid hormone - 23 pg/mL
    Ionized calcium (serum) - 1.3 mmol/L
    25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25-(OH)D - 12.5 ng/mL
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    Total Testosterone (T total, serum) - 17.7 nmol/L
    Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) - 35 nmol/L
    Free androgen index (total testosterone/SHBG) FTI% - 50.571 %
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    Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) - 524.1 µg/dL
    17-α-oxy-progesterone (17-OHP) - 2.38 ng/mL
    Dihydrotestosterone - 1214.3 pg/mL





     
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    Any help please?
     
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    No reference ranges.
     
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    do you supplement fat solubles / eat the liver?
     
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    Nope, my only supplements are Magnesium Glycinate. I eat Lambs liver 1-2 times a week
     
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    Peat recommends vitd ~50 ng i think that should bring the prolactin down, you could try vitamin e too i think there's a thread about it

    "Me: Is keeping vitamin D at about 50ng/ml optimal? Do you think topical supplementation of vitamin D is best? Thank you!
    RP: Individuals vary in the amount of each that they need. During northern winters, most people benefit from a supplement of vitamin D. Because of manufacturing impurities, any supplement can be irritating to the digestive system, but usually taking it with food is o.k. When an oral supplement causes problems, the oily vitamins can be used on the skin, but the amount absorbed is usually much less. I think a blood level of 50 to 55 ng/ml is optimal. I have noticed that I tan easily rather than burning when I have supplemented vitamin D."
    Ray Peat Email Advice Depository

    I deal with sleep problems too. Orange glasses at night to keep out the blue light, eating more salt at night, using a redlight, baking soda bath, also I've noticed if I eat meat too late I can't fall asleep or I wake up a lot while sleeping and dairy protein doesn't seem to do that. I think there's some threads talking about a majority of protein should be eaten earlier but probably different for everyone. I think I remember vitamin e making me fall asleep but its been awhile. I think Peat said people who don't have good thyroid function have a lot of sleep problems.
    Methylene Blue helps with sleep too.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Meathead - my sleep problem is due to poor quality (vivid unrestful sleep), luckily I don't suffer with insomnia.

    From my thyroid results, I don't know if there is anything to be worked on, and if my cholesterol is good enough for thyroid supplementation. I'll look into Vit D and Vit E supplements
     
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    Unrestful sleep might be caused by hyperventilating or issues with blood sugar;

    "RP: No, I think deep sleep is important as a restorative part of your brain function. And I think a lot of people would be happier and healthier if they would eat during the night. People who resist eating near bedtime or during the night often have more stress, [and] more hypoglycemic insomnia. And most people can get back to sleep if they have some orange juice, or lemonade, or a milkshake, or ice cream."
    Endocrinology Part 3, KMUD, 2017

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    RP: "Yah. I was just previously mentioning that hypothyroid people have increased nitric oxide, but at the same time they have a tendency of too much contraction of the blood vessels and high blood pressure. So, at least, nitric oxide isn't able to maintain good blood flow if your thyroid is low. The thyroid does... I think the basic thing that relaxes the blood vessels (and produced by thyroid hormone) is carbon dioxide.
    Hypothyroid people tend to have chronically increased lactic acid in their blood which displaces carbon dioxide. And carbon dioxide relaxes blood vessels in a very different way than the interfering with energy supply that nitric oxide does. Carbon dioxide retains a high energy level while relaxing, partly just by changing the electrical pH behavior of the cell. It acidifies the cell, which relaxes it. That relaxing effect of increasing carbon dioxide from higher thyroid function makes your capillaries and arterials relax, and let the blood flow through, providing oxygen to the tissues which then produce more carbon dioxide and keep the system active and circulating.
    Carbon dioxide and thyroid both tend to increase the stroke volume of the heart the same way progesterone does, where the parasympathetic nervous system and estrogen decrease the stroke volume, and weaken the heart. Thyroid has an energizing, but relaxing function. It increases the ability of cells to retain magnesium, because magnesium is bound to the ATP energy carrying molecule. By increasing the oxidation of the cell to produce ATP, the cell then binds magnesium and releases calcium, which is the excitatory thing. So, if you have magnesium in your system and you’re producing carbon dioxide, your cells will retain the relaxing magnesium.

    You can see that in the way your muscles work, your heart [works]. It shows up in the electrocardiogram as a quick re polarization, getting ready and relaxed, ready for a new stimulation. In your brain it shows up as quick transition from wakefulness into sleep at night, without having to go through a lot of preparation. The brain is able to quickly relax by increasing its ATP and oxygen and carbon dioxide."
    Learned Helplessness, KMUD, 2013

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    "Q: When we breathe through mouth rather than nose at night, this can get rid of too much CO2 and this is a problem.

    RP: yes the medical analysis is that people don’t breathe enough at night, but when you look at the blood chemistry the usual thing is that they hyperventilate during the night, because as their blood sugar is pushed down to sleep, their adrenaline comes up periodically and this makes them have in effect higher estrogen, higher inflammatory hormones which drives hyperventilation and blows off too much Carbon Dioxide. Then they don’t breathe for a while so they wake up feeling like they have died or have not been breathing enough . The best chemical for this is Diamox (Acetazolamide ) that causes the body to retain more carbon dioxide, it prevents the body from losing too much carbon dioxide which keeps it in the blood.

    It’s well established as a cure for sleep Apnea, also used by skiers to prevent altitude sickness, because altitude sickness is a lack of CO2 not oxygen.

    Q: is it more of a treatment than cure?

    RP: Sometimes 2-3 days of a thyroid supplement is all a person needs, and their own gland will take over. Same with sleep apnea, sometimes they can get out of the stress, and reset. Usually though you have to work on finding why the hormones are going bad, especially at night, and get your blood sugar stabilized, get a good diet of enough protein and fruit and supplement the Thyroid as long as it’s needed."
    -Health And Diet - One Radio Network 4 Dec 2013
     
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