I've been gluten-free for a year now, with just a few accidental slips. I recently went to a new orthomolecular doctor who ran a few (million) tests and I though I'd post some to compare how it changed over the year. It really wasn't by much.
tTG IgA - is 34.4, was >200 (reference range 0-20)
EMA IgA - is negative, was 1:40 (no ref. given)
Glucose fasting - is 5.3, was 4.9 (3.9-6.2)
Sodium - is 136, was 139 (133-145)
Potassium - is 4.1, was 4.3 (3.3-5.1)
Calcium - is 2.31, was 2.40 (2.10-2.55)
Creatinine - is 54, was 52 (35-100)
Ferritin - is 94 (13-375) not previously tested
Iron - is 22 (12-31) not prev. tested
Magnesium - is 0.82 (0.65-1.05) not prev. tested
Phosphate - is 0.98 (0.80-1.50) not prev. tested
B12 - is 694, was 896 (155-700)
D - is 116.0, was 106.0 (80-200)
A - is 1.5 (1.5-3.5) not prev. tested
Zinc - is a bit low using a "taste test"
So nutrients are all good. I find it funny that my B12 went down into the normal range when most celiacs are low in B12 and theirs goes up on a gluten-free diet. For my last D test I was taking 2000-4000 IU D per day whereas a year ago I just took 1000IU; my doc has now upped me to 10 000IU/day. He also has me on a mega dose of A - I guess I need to eat more carrots. LOL
All hemoglobin, RBC, WBC, platelets are normal about about mid-range so I won't add them.
My cholesterol is still on the low range and barely moved, although it did all go up just a tad. I eat a diet heavy in red meats and eggs.
Cholesterol - is 4.00, was 3.92 (3.80-5.20)
Triglycerides - is 0.53, was 0.47 (0.60-2.30)
LDL Cholesterol - is 2.22, was 2.08 (2.00-3.40)
HDL Cholesterol - is 1.54, was 1.63 (>= 0.91)
Lipoprotein (a) - is 0.37 (0-0.30) not prev tested - don't like that...
I discovered hypothyroidism at about the same time as celiac disease. I'd had symptoms for 15+ years and kept getting it checked but my doctors said I was normal. I later found out that I was subclinical but they never mentioned it - I now ALWAYS get copies of my labs and don't trust doctors farther than I can throw them.
TSH - is 0.11, was 14.27 (0.2-6.0) - don't worry, I have no hyper symptoms. It's low due to natural desicated thyroid
Free T3 - is 6.8, was 4.0 about 7 months ago (3.5-6.5)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody - is 24.0, was 33.8 (0-34.0) - went down so doc says I'm no longer hashi's- due to gluten-free?
Cortisol AM - is 387 (200-690) not prev. tested - my doctor prescribed cortisol to bring it up a bit
Testosterone - is 1.1 (0.5-3.0) not prev. tested - doc wants this up a bit too
Insulin - is 46.3 (<120) not prev. tested - my doc thinks this is high for me and closer to 35 is better(?)
Dehydrepiandrosterone Sulfate - is 2.3 (1.5-13.0) not prev. tested - doc wants higher to 9 and is giving me DHEA
Aldosterone - is 206 (no range) not prev tested - doc wants closer to 770 because I have low salt diet
Based on the above tests, my doc says my adrenals are a bit slow and wants to get them going... I guess that's adrenal fatigue? It would make sense since I've had a few untreated AI diseases for a decades.
This test freaks me out a bit:
Insulin Like Growth Factor-1 - is 401 (109-284) not previously tested
I know IGF-1 helps with growth an repair by making new cells, but it's also associated with higher cancer rates and Acromegaly. I have a few symptoms of that but I can explain them away (example: feet have widened to an E, but I've had 3 kids; or my barrel chest but big bones run in my family - my dad played pro football).
ANA - is 1:80 speckeld, was 1:80 speckled ( 1:80 and below is negative) - it was abnormal at 1:160 is past years, this is good
I also had urine tests done:
Urine Specific Gravity - is <1.005, was <1.005 (1.006-1.030) - this concerns my doc
And then I had a 24 urine test done:
Total volume - is 2750 ml (is a bit high)
Creatinine, 24H Urine - is 14.8 (6.2-14.1)
Sodium, 24H Urine - is 280 (43-217)
Potassium, 24H Urine - is 96 (26-123)
So a few off ones there.
Overall my nutrients look good. B12 is a bit weird. I'm a lucky celiac when it comes to nutrients.
My thyroid is at a happy place - main symptom left is fatigue but that could be due to adrenal fatigue, or high IGF-1.
My blood sugar and insulin aren't great but not bad. I'm cutting back on sugar.
Urine tests are a bit off but that could be related to adrenal issues.
Any comments? All ideas are welcome.