Just a quick question. My cortisol result is in range. But it's in the lower part. Is it best to have a cortisol reading at the top end of the range? I ask for two reasons:
1) I suffer chronic dehydration and I was reading low cortisol can interfere with hydration levels
2) I suffer high heart rate (and although there is some slight affect from medication though not much) I think it is being interfered with by adrenaline and in fact the NDT/T3 I take has reduced the thyroid induced tachycardia I was suffering. It's a careful balance on a narrow line.
The cortisol results are as follows:
----- Serum cortisol 474 nmol/L (200 - 700) serum range applicable to 9,00am sample
I have no idea what these are or what they mean? Any ideas?
----- Serum FSH 3 IU/L (1-10)
----- Serum LH 2 IU.L (1-13)
----- Serum Prolactin 377 mIU/L (50-600)
After reading comments here on thyroid hormone ranges e.g. TSH suppressed, Free T4 at the top of the range or slightly above and Free T3 at the top of the range, I wondered if the same was true of cortisol?
Any thoughts on this is much appreciated.
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