Could you please tell us your age, gender and verify are you african/american?
These answers are necessary to evaluate certain test results, but overall, most people would "kill" to have such results,lol!
Please verify the following:
ESR,WESTERGREN 22 =60 Is your result 60?
Normal values are 0-22 mm/hr for men and 0-29 mm/hr for women.
EGFR AFRICAN AMERICAN 103 >=60 Is your result 60, where 103 > is the lab's baseline/normal value ?
hsCRP 2.5 See Below The See below is missing.
I was expecting some explanation, however, the lab might have this at the very bottom of your report, or perhaps another page.
My suspicion is that they point out that 2.5 hs-CRP value
is the normal for females (1.5 being the normal for men).
Your HDL levels could be increased. Try adding some quality Omega-3s in your diet and as supplements.
According to most unbiased studies, the lower the total cholesterol the higher the mortality from all causes.
The lower normal range for total cholesterol is to my opinion far too low, specially for women.
A well-functioning body needs ample cholesterol for optimum nervous system function, hormonal production brain function and more.
So if your total cholesterol goes up to the upper end of the range, it might serve you better, despite the fact that the medical/pharmaceutical system is going the opposite direction (trying to lower again the range).
I'm surprised, you were not tested for vitamin D, magnesium, B12 and folate.
The proper tests to ask for are:
25(OH)D for vitamin D, magnesium RBC for tissue magnesium, and MMA (to measure Methylocobalamin B12 and Methylfolate levels which are the respective bioactive forms of these vitamins).
Hello~Well, I can't add much to all the excellent info that Niko has given you. I will add, however, that maybe seeing a good chiropractor would be of some benefit, you may have some pinched nerves or misaligned vertebrae along your spine and neck, if this is the case, then you will indeed have the symptoms you are mentioning. A few good adjustments, along with the info Niko has given you, should have you feeling like a new woman in no time. :-)
Oh, and the lab results are great. Your cholesterol is on the low side, in my opinion. I have been told by ND's that it is not the cholesterol you need to worry about, it is the inflammation, that is where the High sensitivity CRP come in to the picture, I like to see it 1 or below, this shows the amount of inflammation in your arteries, when there is a lot of inflammation, the fats can "stick" to the rough fingers that the inflammation causes, this is what causes the heart attacks, when the blood breaks loose from those fingers and has clotted. Actually, as we get older, we need more cholesterol, it manufactures all the other hormones needed in the right amounts. I drink what is called an "Inflammation Cocktail" every morning. Here is the recipe: 1 teaspoon of Curcumin, 1/4 teaspoon of the following: Ginger, cinnamon, chili powder, and a dash of black pepper. I tell you, it works; for the longest time, I had global pain (pain all over) I was starting to think I was going to be bed ridden, well, my chiro gave me this recipe, within a day or two, I started to feel different, and now, the pain is hardly noticeable, the diagnosis of fibro is no longer applicable. Try it, you might be very surprised. You just mix all the ingredients in a glass of water, then, instead of rinsing the glass completely, put some more water in it and drink that part, some folk hate the taste, I don't mind it though.
I hope you get the relief you want soon. God bless you.