All this has me thinking, I trial and error a lot here as a way of trying to get myself into optimum health. I do this because I feel like I'm forced to take control of it myself. Most mainstream doctors are all about meds and treating illness, NOT about creating health. There's a big difference in those mentalities and I haven't felt like I could really find a provider that would embrace health- unless it was a 'hippy' that other people wouldn't respect their suggestions. I would, since I don't think it it takes a piece of paper with MD on it to really understand the human body and how to help- It takes experience and a DESIRE to understand. But when you try to plead your case to others, if the person giving the advice doesn't have those two little letters, some people tend to dismiss them. I do have a few resources that I trust, but honestly I want someone local that I can trust and that I can AFFORD! So I'm researching. Looking for my guide in this journey :) I know I will find them, in this of all towns I'm sure...
So before I put up the numbers, I wanted to note the additional numbers I have. First I added albumin as I have found it is a very good indicator of liver health. I am in range with this one, but I'd like to work on lowering it since I'm really BARELY in range. Also, I added protein, it's good, but just keeping it here for tracking. Also, I added Bili Direct just as another indicator for bili. And the PT is the Prothrombin Time- this is the time it takes to clot. As the liver gets sicker, the time to clot takes longer and longer. So far I've only been getting this checked occasionally, but I've included it to show that my PT is good.
Actually, everything except the ALP is in range. This is definitely good. But I am going to focus on trying to get everything better. I'm hoping my Guide will have some good ideas for me.
|Date||AST||ALT||ALP||Bili total||Bili direct||Albumin||Protein||PT|
I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll update again soon!