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I just had some bloodwork to check my hypothyroidism that I take Armour for. That came back that my TSH level was low and my medication needs adjusted. However, they also advise my alkaline phosphatase level is elevated at 181 and they're doing more blood testing for liver and bone diseases. How elevated is 181?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Simvistatin Humalog (type I diabetic), Alkalette (Yoli product that supports healthy PH levels)

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Developed allergy to ingested alcohol when I turned 40. 3 pancreatitis attacks before we figured that out (had taken robutussin for cold when we finally correlated this). Following the pancreatitis attacks, had my gallbladder removed 10 years ago and then developed diabetes 8 years ago. I do not utilize anything that has alcohol in it due to this hypersensitivity.

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

have you ever had bariatric surgery?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

Ok so they should be running a GGT and a 5 ' nucleotidase to see if it is coming from bone or liver

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
2 more medications I take daily. Invokana and Venlaflaxin.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

ok thank you

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I understand they are checking for bone and liver cancer. One question I have is with my thyroid level being low is whether that could be a factor. I am very active, exercise often and other than noticing my hair coming out a bit more than normal, I have no symptoms of anything wrong.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Have gained about 5 pounds in the last 6 months though which also indicated to my thyroid might be out of whack.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

what was your level?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
4
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

That isn't too low but it is low enough to cause symptoms

Optimal is about 1-3 but that is slightly low

so yes it could be for sure

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago
Thanks for this question.I strive for 5 star service for all customers.If you have more questions, just reply. :)
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