This is my first post and I will try to keep in brief.
I suffered from hair loss and and fatigue which started some months ago, I went to the doctor and the hair loss on my head they believed was stress, when I lost more hair (several patches on my face) I was diagnosed with alopecia. The fatigue was believed to be stress related.
During this I had blood tests done which came back as follows:
Serum Bilirubin (44E): 8 umol/l
Serum Total Protein Level (XE2e9): 73 g/l
Serum albumin level (XE2eA): 41 g/l
Serum globulin level (XE2eB): 32 g/l
Serum alkaline phosphatase level (XE2px): 96 iu/l
Serum alanine aminotransferase level (XaLJx): 24iu/l
Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase level (XaES3): 49 iu/l
Serum ferritin level (XE24r): 121 ng/ml
Serum TSH Level (XaELV): 6 miu/L
Serum free T4 level (XaERr): 9 pmol/l
Plasma glucose level (XM0ly): 4.2 mmol/l
I was advised I would need another test due to my thyroid (I assume this was due to the TSH level?
The next result came back with:
Serum Thyroid peroxidase antibody concentration (XabCy): 11.9 kU/L
I must be honest these results mean nothing to me, I have tried comparing them with other results people have posted online but I can't seem to match the unit of measure they use in tests (such as miu/l). I was told that I had subclinical hypothyroidism but they don't treat this condition.
Can anyone recommend any further action I can take based on the test results? Or can anyone even tell me what they actually mean since I wasn't given an explanation of the results?
I have read that cutting down on glutten might help but other than that I'm not sure what to do since the symptoms are not going away and it's beginning to have an impact on my performance at work (lack of concentration, mental blocks and fatigue).
I'm thinking my next step may be to go to our occupational health service at work to get their opinion but in the mean time I'm just trying to find out all I can.
Sorry that wasn't very brief, any advice information will be gratefully received.