Blood work question...
Hey guys. Just met with my doc today to go over my results of blood work that I had drawn 10 days after my last shot of a 15 week test e cycle.
I was most concerned with my cholesterol, as going into this cycle I was looking at an hdl of 253 and LDL of 25. Both Doc and I were pretty impressed with the results at the end...LDL 161 and HDL 34!
He told me that after looking at all the other values, that everything looked really good, and nothing looked out of the ordinary at all.
Now my question...Considering this, what SPECIFIC things should I ask him to look for during bloodwork? OR, if everything looks good to him, should I consider things going pretty well?
The test was a CBC with sugar metabolism and Testosterone level screen. He did mention that they like to see Test levels somewhere between 800-1100, and that mine was...1850ish!!! Go figure!
EDIT TO ADD: Forgot to mention. I told him how much better I felt on cycle and that I slept much better...Better moods, better feeling of well-being...He is going to re-test me for LOW TEST levels in 8 weeks, and said that if I'm low...BINGO. Prescription!
Overall i think that if the doc was worried i would be too, he is not so i would not be. You leveld seem fine but for the hdl i think that a value over 60 is a better number. Reduces the risk of heart disease. As for the LDL, shoot for under 100. But hey you just got off cycle so you look good. Your prior levels were pretty bad though. Also if the doc is testing for Low Test Levels he must have his eyes crossed!! Good for you though!
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Bro, you gotta check your liver, kidney, thyroid function, hematocrit, estrogen, prolactin etc.
I'm not sure if I would be happy with that blood lipids results.
What was the dosage of your test cycle? Hope your doc. knows his things because total test levels around 850-1110 ng/dl requires a weekly dose of maybe 300-400 mg/testosterone/week. And your results of 1850 ng/dl show a weekly dosage of maybe around 500 mg/testosterone/week. Just my .2 cents.
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your ldl/hdl ratio puts you in the moderate risk category for CAD. I would work at getting that ldl down to <100.
I've been able to pretty much drop the values that I have so far mostly with diet and supplements, but I definately have cheated a little. I'm planning now on upping cardio quite a bit and adding more beans n greens to my diet. I've already been using Cholest-off, policosinol, co-q-10, and fish oil. No flush niacin is the next supplement to add to the list, and I plan on upping my omegas...
This cholesterol thing for me is gonna be a journey rather than a destination...I can see that already!
i would try the time release niacin at bed time. If flushing is a problem you can take an aspirin 30min prior to the niacin. the no-flush sounds good but the data is lacking. I am up to 2g time- release niacin /night looking forward to see my blood tests in a few weeks.