Join date: Mar 2009
Location: District of Columbia, USA
I am attempting to find out "why I'm cold all of the time?" I haven't seen this explained, if someone can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate the help...
This is indicative of low thyroid function (hypothyroid). Your body's metabolism is slowed to the point that your body temperature drops. This is especially applicable to the extremities.
Body temperature is a very good indicator of thyroid function.
Though ironically, some people with low thyroid function can also feel HOT a lot of the time--sweating when other people are cold, etc. But their body temperatures are still on the lower side. Still haven't figured that one out.
Join date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas, USA
sweating can be caused by an electrolyte imbalance potentially caused by low Aldosterone (tied to progesterone/cortisol production). Thyroid/Cortisol issues are linked so it is not any stretch to include Aldosterone in the mix of systems effected.
TRT can fix thinning skin which is collagen loss from a catabolic state. My skin was thin and when pinched up it was slow to recover. TRT fixed that in a few months. Brittle hair can also be a symptom of hypothyroidism. Read the advice for new guys sticky.
I would like to add that if you have thyroid issues. DEMAND a thyroid ultrasound, tyroglobulin, antibodies test along with a full thyroid panel with free t4 free t3. It can literally save your life. Many people have goiter, nodules, and cysts, which can be revealed by ultrasound. Avoid soy products they can cause thyroid issues.
Also if your pinky finger does not pass the third line on your ring finger and you have dry elbows you are predisposed to thyroid issues and should keep a close eye on it. If you have this in both hands you inherit it from both sides of the family. I learned all this from a thyroid specialist who has been working since 1948 his name is Boris Catz btw he is 86 and still sees patients in Los Angeles.
There were many debates long ago. Do not know all of the issues that were current. With Labcorp, the standard test works great. And some labs used to not report in the ranges that we are interested in. Really needs to be in the context of each specific lab. You may have pulled your finding out of context.
Join date: Oct 2012
Location: California, USA
I am confused by your comment about hugging puppies and babies.
I'm new to TRT (one month) and I have a puppy AND a baby - and I hug them as much as I can.
Would you please explain what you meant?
Orgasm, babies, puppies and other huggy and bonding events involve a release of prolactin which could affect your prolactin lab work. Note that prolactin release at orgasm is one of the primary reasons that men have a period of time after orgasm where sexual activity cannot happen. There is some study data somewhere that shows that holding a baby increases a man's prolactin.
The quest diagnostics sensitive (4021x) is not available, what test should I use Estradiol or Estradiol Ultra sensitive? My guess is they combined the sensitive with one and not sure how to tell which one.
Join date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas, USA
Kingsix, you'll need to start your own thread so we can track your case in one thread. I'm a newbie, too, and I noticed the guys here don't like it when you post about your own situation in the stickies or start different threads about your own situation. Also, read up on the stickies.