Blood Test Questions
If your blood potassium level is in the 4.0-4.3 range, it is possible to be experiencing symptoms of low potassium (even though it is well within the reference range of 3.6-5.1? I know that many people experience B12 deficiency symptoms in... (more)
Question on my blood test results, HGB 14.9 g/dL HCT 43.3 % PLTC 365 BUN/CREAT RATIO 23 BILIRUBIN TOTAL 1.2 What can I do to improve these numbers, what do these mean, What harm is there to too much red... (more)
I have the impression that your body wants to control potassium levels in the blood in a very narrow range, and will rob potassium from the cells in order to prevent blood levels from falling too low. I also have the impression that there's... (more)
Darn Mac Pro... I researched the issue in the 1990s, and back then a 4/1 K/Na ratio as considered optimal. And I wonder how people who eat only meat can ever get close to it.
I've been paleo/primal-ish for about two years. That said, I admit to a decent amount (5% of overall intake?) of gluten-containing "cheats" because I didn't think I reacted to it. At least I didn't notice an obvious change after total elimination... (more)
1 day and 2 days before my blood test I ate turkey liver (about 300g all together). In day 3 I had blood test and it showed that my B12 is very high. S-B12 813.8 pmol/L (141-489) H The problem is that I have symptoms of low B12. Is it possible... (more)
This is my first post even though I search this site all of the time. I've been doing Paleo religiously for the last 3 months due to a fairly poor blood test back in May (it's what triggered my search for a new diet). The amount of real sugar I... (more)
My diet : I am paleo-peatatarian, eat a lot of semi-skimmed milk, strained orange juice, salt, coconut oil, liver, oysters, coffee, and some gelatin. Also some chocolate from time to time. I supplement fat-solubles, eggshell calcium, niacinamide,... (more)
Hi! Because of constipation, which is now better, my G.I specialist got me to take a blood test to see if I have celiac or not. The results were that I'm a carrier for Celiac disease but it came back negative. My aunt didnt develop properly... (more)
Apologies in advance this is not an American reading Gender: Female Age: 16 Serum Vitamin B12 and Folate studies B12 (180-740) pmol/L - 797 R.CF ( > 630 ) nmol/L - 863 ( if it helps I had a mild infection when I got this blood tests I also... (more)
Apologies in Advanced this is not the American measurement Serum (3.4-5.4) mmol/L S.A.D diet - 15 Nov 2010 - 5.1 (fasting) S.A.D diet - 2 August 2011 - 6.3 (random) S.A.D diet - 20 August 2011 - 6.0 (fasting) ( had pneumonia and chlamydia... (more)
I got my lipid panel results back and my 3 year experiment is complete but I need your help. first off I want to say thank you for reading this. for the past 3 years I have been doing a lot of reading and following people who I think are great... (more)
I know this has been asked so many times but how do my numbers look? Chol 194 Trigs 35 HDL 62 LDL 124 Chol/HDL ratio 3.1 Do these all seem ok? LDL flagged as high at the lab, but my ratio is good. Only other thing that flagged was my... (more)
Is there anything I can do in the short term (2 weeks or 48 hours) prior to a blood draw to get my total cholesterol down? My latest results came back at 274 TC, which I'm sure will be high for an life insurer.
What does these things all mean? I also had a mold allergy and a grass pollen allergy (that mold one is new). The blood test is several weeks old now, after the blood test I started doing paleo but still get brain fog and feel very weak. As I have... (more)
I'm curious of the types of testing a person should get and where someone should "place" on the various tests in order to be considered healthy. For example Robb Wolf recommends below a 4 on the A1C test. I'm thinking about saving up to get a... (more)
I posted some blood work numbers under another question, but at the time only had calculated LDL numbers. Turns out my Dr. did do a full VAP test, but only gave me basic totals over the phone. Since I'm generally new to Paleo (about 8 months) and... (more)
I have been wanting to do a bunch of medical testing, just to see where I stand on a lot of these things. I was thinking of getting the "10 most important tests for men" from Directlabs.com I figured this would be more simple than convincing my... (more)
Has anyone done before and after blood work in regards to their testosterone levels and eating Paleo? If you saw a boost what do you think triggered it exactly (no gluten, more fat, vitamin D3 supplement) ? This article I found states that this... (more)
Happened upon Biophysical Corp.'s site, & was impressed by the sheer number of biomarkers their 6 colossal test panels cover. As I have already done a number of panels through truehealthlabs.com (a great site), I won't be springing for the... (more)
Hi all! I have been paleo for 26 days (yay!) and am due for a doctors appointment soon. I've always had normal blood work, though I'm curious to see how paleo has impacted my results. My slightly disjointed question is: Is it too soon to note a... (more)
Does anyone has tested B12 in her or his blood? Is it in the limits?