Hi all and firstly I must say what an informative heaven this is.
So I've been reading a lot lately as my partner exhibits all the signs of hypothyroidism. . With the only exception being the skin and hair conditions yet he is losing hair ..age.38 and I'm wondering if this is down to ferritin and other levels.all other boxes I could tick.
Now his mother sister and brother all have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism so it beats me why the same doctor would fail to see why a fit man sits in front of him and he doesn't see the connection.
Now I'm no doctor but an engineer and I read a lot and like problem solving anything and I'm not the type to let things go just because the doc didn't see anything wrong with a fit man who is displaying near all the signs and sitting in front of him with fatigue. And in my opinion done a basic screen of the thyroid.
So not one to give up I asked for his blood results from last summer and this winter and this is where I'm hoping someone can tell me I'm not imagining that something is wrong here. So I'll post below some results and limits in brackets.
B12 246 (197-771) pg/ml
Folate not measured. haemolysed unsuitable for analysis
Ferretin 57.5 (30-400) ug/l
Cholesterol 5.3 (《5.2).....ldl 2.67 (0-2.59)
Free t4 12.3 (12-22) pmol /l
Tsh 1.18 (0.27-4.2) uiu/ml
B12 unsuitable haemolysed
Folate unsuitable haemolysed
Ferretin 80.4 (30-400)
Cholesterol 5.9 (《5.2) ldl 3.28 (0-2.59)
Free t4 16.2 (12-22)
Tsh 1.72 (0.27-4.2)
My partner always felt he had the winter blues and the depression that comes with it.. I'm linking it all together and blaming the thyroid or I'm going mad one or the other.
Now with cholesterol his sister also is high and mother. . And very healthy eaters .. I've read about the connection with the thyroid and cholestsrol levels
I'm surprised the doctor doesn't see this and I've advised he come to my doctor later in the year for bloods and to discuss this
Am I going mad or is there an issue here