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by 30 · about 22 hours ago

I had a blood test in Ireland in 2012 and my testosterone was '30.1'. I have had a test recently (2014) and it is 15.3 nmol/l (Range 6.3-24.7).I don't know what metric the test used in 2012 but if it is nmol/l my Testosterone levels have dropped... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

To raise it, you'll need to increase its natural substrate: cholesterol. Eat more saturated fats: egg yolks, butter, bacon, avocado, coconut oil. Be sure to get plenty of zinc and magnesium as well.Keep your stress levels low, or cortisol will... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

hi! I've been having issues with lchf, I can lose the initial stored carbs attached to water, but after that there seems to be a complete lack of weight loss/stall. ( on lchf for 2 years) Then with the addition of propranolol, a beta blocker, for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hi Alalia, it is possible for atypical things to happen anywhere in the population. It should absolutely be possible for a person to not lose weight while on a Low Carb High Fat diet(LCHF). Assuming a LCHF diet where you are controlling Calories... (more)

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by 129 · about 22 hours ago

Got blood taken today for a standard check up. Eat pretty strict paleo, LDL was high Doc said. I know high cholesterol isnt necessarily bad according to many people in the paleosphere. Can anyone tell me more about these results?Cholesterol 245... (more)

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CD 0 · June 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

it means that your doctor is using the Friedwald Formula to estimate your LDL. Before you take any specific action, I would advise you to seek out a VAP test to directly measure your LDL.For more info on cholesterol, start here:... (more)

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by 1042 · about 22 hours ago

Hello fellow Paleohackers, on 01/12/2013, I posted my blood test results for everyone to critique. You can access my previous post through the following link: http://paleohacks.com/questions/172792/newbie-please-hack-my-blood-results#axzz2bC7kmHls... (more)

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Joe_23 0 · August 06, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Keep in mind that LDL is typically not directly measured. Instead it is computed by formula from total cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides via the Friedewald formula. So you're getting an estimate, unless your test directly measured LDL (a bit... (more)

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by 20 · about 22 hours ago

Hi, I would really love a second opinion on my blood work. I a 5'6" 160 pounds (female) and I haven't been eating paleo (but am planning to). I am worried about my thyroid function, especially since I experience regular anxiety, fatigue, and... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · August 02, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Your bloodwork does reveal signs of inflammation (high CRP), which is possibly responsible for your thyroid imbalances. You didn't list free T3 but the high reverse T3 likely means your free T3 is low. Low T3 is associated with many of the... (more)

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by 129 · about 22 hours ago

Quick background, I am 5'11 165 lb 27 yr old white male. Very active all my life and have never had any health issues. I eat extremely healthy and currently train Jiu Jitsu five times a week (very cardio intense). Moderate alcohol and caffeine... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

A lot of your symptoms are probably being caused by electrolyte depletion / imbalance. If you're low carb, you need to be consuming about 5 grams of sodium a day. 5 days / week of intense cardio is not healthy either.

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Test Description Result Range Units Ferritin, Serum004598 57 15-150 ng/mL Sedimentation Rate-Westergren Date Collected: 7/23/2013 10:25:00 AM Test Description Result Range Units Sedimentation... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 29, 2013 at 5:21 AM

The high BUN/Creatinine ratio but normal creatinine level is indicative of mild dehydration. Did you drink much water the morning of the test? The low TSH should be looked into further. It could be an overactive thyroid. I don't see anything else... (more)

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by 181 · about 22 hours ago

Hi all, I would like some suggestions on what blood tests to take. Here are some facts Strictly Paleo diet with < 100g carbs a day, plenty of greens BT showed low serum B12 (104/637 pmol/L) 1 year ago BT showed low Ferritin 1 year... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Holy excessive supplementation, Batman! Put down the pills, and eat some real food. Like another question this morning, you don't have a proper baseline from which to hack, you're entire diet/supplementation scheme is random, disjointed and... (more)

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by 144 · about 22 hours ago

Hey - Would love to get people's input on my numbers. Not super-happy about these results...I seem be be backsliding a bit. I'm a 46yo male, 5'8", 195lbs, about 22% bodyfat. Been Paleo for several years, but also having problems with insomnia,... (more)

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by 627 · about 22 hours ago

Ok I know there's a million posts on blood owrk but I can't seem to find one relevant to me. I got my blood work taken in December and then again last week. In the meantime I went ketogenic and increased my fat intake substantially. I feel better... (more)

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greymouser 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The only numbers that scream "THIS IS NOT NORMAL" is the LDL number, and therefore the totals. The general slew of ratios are pretty good. From http://www.hughchou.org/calc/chol.php ... Your Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 3.33 - (preferably... (more)

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by 4029 · about 22 hours ago

I gave my mother a list of tests for her to get done, tests that I've heard many on these forums get done, tests that many luminaries in the Paleosphere recommend for their patients, tests that I would get ask for myself were I to go in for a... (more)

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paint94979 0 · June 06, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Time for a new doctor

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by 270 · about 22 hours ago

Hi Guys, I've had a terrible time getting my doctor to call me back regarding my results from my physical a month ago. The office lady was able to tell me my cholesterol number was 265 HDL:89 / LDL: 176. She said everything else was normal I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 21, 2013 at 12:56 AM

I don't like it when they say "Everything else is normal". What does that mean???? What may be "normal" for someone eating SAD may not be what you're aiming for. Your HDL is plenty high, so that suggests your trigs will be low and your ratios... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

Hi my name is Lucas Richard. I am 22, 148.8 lbs (in the morning after urinating), 12% body fat (though there is discrepency; one machine says 12%, one 14%, and the caliper say 17% (if you saw me you'd know that isnt accurate-I've lost 100lbs and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Just guessing but I suspect that you could be having a pretty fast digestion in your breakfast as most food is already in a very processed form, see: Almond milk... is liquid Peanut butter is very calorie dense (and omega-6 rich!) and hard to... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

HI AGAIN I HAVE MADE A LIST OF ADDITTIONAL READINGS AS YOU WERE SO HELPFUL ON MY LAST QUESTION, IM WAITING TO SEE AN ENDCRONE EXPERT..BUT I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED AS I HAVE NOTICED A LUMP UNDER EACH ARMPIT RIGHT NO PAIN LEFT REALLY PAINFUL ADVISE... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

MY BLOOD TEST RESULTS KEEP COMING BACK NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR, SO I SEE THE DOCTOR WHO TELLS ME TO HAVE A REPEAT BLOODE TEST, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER SIX MONTHS HAVING TEST AFTER TEST WITH NO ANSWERS. I HAVE A COPY OF THE LAST TEST AND... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Your TSH is very high. This means you are most likely hypothyroid. You need to get free T4 and free T3 hormone blood levels check for a full diagnosis. Additionally anti-thyroid antibodies blood test will tell you if the cause of this condition... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

Hello, I'm 41, not overweight, non-smoker, social drinker. I'm just getting back into paleo and the gym after a bout of sedentary work and poor eating. Just received blood test results. These numbers stood out a bit: BUN: 21 Creatinine:... (more)

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by 229 · about 22 hours ago

I just had a few things done. I turn 22 this month. I am a 6'1 (186cm) 180lbs (81.6kg) male. Body fat is 8-10%. I broke my leg 6 weeks ago and the test was done 1 week ago. (5 weeks after the break) Overal Cholesterol - 3.78 -146 mg/dl HDL ... (more)

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Sataran 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Here's how I'd interpret them: Your HDL accounts for 48% of your total cholesterol. That's equivalent to TC / HDL of 2.1x. Under 3.5x is supposed to be protective. Your trigs / HDL is 0.7x. Under 1.0x is considered to be ideal. Implies you... (more)

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by 3150 · about 22 hours ago

I'm new to PH and I've seen that most of the things that concern me can be found currently doing some search, but I wanted to start a new question here and came up with this by reading some other posts, so here it is. Paleo is supposed to lower... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · March 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Most of the answers here cover this in much the way I will; nonetheless, I'll throw my hate in the ring. Few, if any, educated on the topic would claim eating Paleo will result in a lowered LDL count. Many adherents, myself included,... (more)

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by 3280 · about 22 hours ago

I know, for example, that blood levels of magnesium are not a very good indicator of magnesium levels in cells. Are blood tests for sodium / potassium equally as unhelpful unless you are in dire straights? I'm trying to hack muscle cramping... (more)

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Chris_65 0 · March 12, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Serum electrolytes are fleeting measurements that exist within a very small tolerance range. High potassium may be just a fluke. Get tested again to be sure. Serum measurements do not measure intracellularly rather they provide an overall snapshot... (more)

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by 1649 · about 22 hours ago

If you were going to get a blood test to measure inflammation would you choose Interleukin 6 or CRP and why?

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Generally speaking, you want both and more. If you want to gauge the state of inflammation in your body (as opposed to get a number and trust in it), you'd do better to get as many data points as you can -- measure your CRP, get a cytokine panel,... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

Just got my numbers in, everything seems off anyone got suggestions. i will say for two weeks before the test I was not very good with my eating, gained some weight. I'm thinking I will go clean for a month then retest but here are the numbers I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · March 06, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Good luck with defining a "good" cholesterol number. There are many interpretations, and not much science.

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by 78417 · about 22 hours ago

I'd like to have a universal blood test for everything- minerals, vitamins, electrolytes, white blood cells, immunity, iron, etc. does anybody know what this test is called, and where i can get it?

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Lazza 0 · February 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Henry, there isn't one test that tests EVERYTHING. Typically you can order a blood test panel that checks lipids, iron, blood cell counts, and liver/kidney functions. Going beyond this will require taking other separate blood tests, and to get... (more)

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by 245 · about 22 hours ago

Lately I am considering to ask my doctor for a complete blood workup. Considering that I have not been able to find a paleo friendly doctor, I would like to ask which values I should consider for myself after 1 year being paleo. Overall I read a... (more)

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thisiswilson 0 · February 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM

As far as I know, and I have no credentials or anything to back up my statement, but I think healthy levels are healthy levels, there may be some discrepancies between what a Paleo-centric doctor and a regular doctor may say are optimal levels,... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

After dietary lapses due to massive life changes and holiday weakness, I am back on a paleo diet, doing Whole 30. I'm feeling good and have lost about 7 lbs of fat since Dec 31. I'm 5'9, 165 with muscular build but still have more fat to lose... (more)

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by 1042 · about 22 hours ago

Hello everyone, I just had my blood taken today 01/11/2013, for a follow-up appointment with my General Practitioner on 01/14/2013. I was hoping you could hack my blood results. This is the first time I've posted any blood results on here... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM

I don't know too much about some of what you listed, so I'll just comment on the things I feel like I know something about. According to your profile, you've been gradually making changes since August but a little more strict since November. I... (more)

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