~One Month After Paleo Shift; Bloodwork Brings... Worrying Results
Background: Started paleo at the beginning of September; shifted to more intense keto diet in mid-September. Have gone down from 183lb to 170lb during this period (height is 5"10). Have pre-existing issues with GERD, globus pharyngis ("lump in throat" sensation), possibly various other digestive issues, and anxiety. 25y/o male.
Bloodwork: I last had a comprehensive panel in late 2011 (two years ago). Now I recently got back the results of a WellnessFX test which is highly recommended by many here. These are the results:
Total cholesterol: 163 â†’ 160
LDL: 103 â†’ 100 (insignificant change)
HDL: 48 â†’ 39 (from pretty low to very low!... oops, not good)
Triglicyrides: 60 â†’ 105 (OUCH!... not good at all, though still within "healthy" range. The only consolation I can think of is that rapid weight loss is sometimes associated with a temporary rise in trigs).
PS. In particular, this means that the HLD-trig ratio has worsened a lot. Before it was more or less optimal, now it's approaching the danger zone.
Apo(B): 83 (should be <60)
hs-CRP: 2.01 (not good at all... should be <1)
The only positive development is in blood glucose levels. Unlike the above, I've measured them 4 times in the past 2 years, including the WellnessFX test at the end.
Glucose: 92 â†’ 97 â†’ 94 â†’ 79
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): 57
TSH: 2.88 â†’ 3.06 â†’ 3.14 â†’ 1.29 (well at least my thyroid seems to be doing okay)
All the liver, kidney, electrolyte, bone, blood health, and vitamins/minerals are in the green zone - so this at least was a pleasant surprise.
QUESTION: What do about the plumetting HDL and sky-rocketing triglycerides?? And the inflammation levels which are twice as high as they should be?
I got a 20 minute consultation with a WellnessFX doctor in addition to the Baseline kit. Any issue in particular I should raise with him?
Thanks in advance for any tips.