Oops, I typed the topic title too fast...I mean results are in, not on. anyway
Ok, so today my doctor called to report my blood work results. I wasn't expecting anything major or anything accurate anyway. She said I have thalassemia and macrocydic anemia (enlarged blood vessels), and my 17 hydroxyprogesterone is VERY low (it's 38, and the healthy range for young women is 185-300). So, even if my hormones fluctuate daily, there is no way my hydroxyprogesterone could be within the normal range even on a good day. My androgens were normal, and estrogen was normal since I get regular periods and am at a normal weight. She recommended seeing an endocrinologist to figure out how to raise my progesterone.
But, she said she can't figure out why I get acne, if it's not androgen or estrogen related. Which is why I am suspecting leaky gut.
Does anyone know if raising my hydroxyprogesterone will clear my skin, or should I also stick to the leaky gut diet along with l-glutathione supplements? Interestingly, my acupuncturist has been diagnosing me with blood deficiency (anemia) and liver and gallbladder toxins, so they were on the right track I think.
Any suggestions on how to naturally raise hydroxyprogesterone? Will drinking soy milk help? I'm a bit hesitant to try the cream, but I might do that after seeing the endocrinologist. Might also consider bioidentical hormone therapy, to avoid taking synthetic hormones and birth control.
Edited by WishClean, 11 April 2013 - 03:20 PM.