So I figured it would be a good idea to see a doctor and get a full health check at the start of the year, improve my diet and lifestyle, then get another check done in 3-6 months too see how I have improved my health.
I got full bloods done, and also blood test for thyroid function as thyroid issues run in my family. I got a skin check as I have a few freckles and skin cancer runs in my family too, and lastly, I am getting a spirometry test done next week as I have some funky things going on with my breathing every now and then.
Doctor called early this week with the results.
Blood Counts – PERFECT!
Kidney and Liver Function – AMAZING!
Cholesterol – OPTIMAL – levels are meant to be between 1 and 3 – Mine is 2.9 🙂
Skin Check – Everything was benign – no cancerous cells were detected.
Thyroid Function – NORMAL
Thyroid Antibodies – Crap… Optimal Level is 4.1 – Mine is 12.5. This is essentially a promise that I will develop Hashimotos Thyroiditis. It makes sense though. My hair falls out all the time. I have a foot heater at work because I feel the cold more than anyone. I am having more and more trouble losing weight – the list of matching symptoms keeps growing.
I have been doing some research and there is really nothing that I can do to prevent it. I can make sure I don’t get too much Iodine (mainly found in seaweed/kelp or iodised salt etc) and apparently caffeine can have negative effects too. Looks like I’ll be switching to decaf in the mornings… but the diagnosis is inevitable.
If anything though, this has made me more determined and also interested in maintaining an improved healthy lifestyle to see how it affects my next check up.
*Update – Bloody Maca Powder 😦 I cant take that anymore as it slows down your thyroid.
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