This forecast report gives you algorithmic predictions based on your bloodwork analysis. If the probability is greater than 50%, the prediction is likely. The higher the probability, the greater the strength of the prediction.
Oxidized LDL particles are implicated in cardiovascular disease. Both the number and size of LDL particles should be considered when evaluating CVD risk. May be elevated due to insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, intestinal permeability, gut infections, or genetics.
Elevated Apolipoprotein B
Correlates with LDL particle number and thus cardiovascular disease risk.
Elevated Methyl Mercury
Contaminated fish consumption.
Used as sunscreen agents for skin protection, and as UV filters in cosmetic products and plastics to improve stability.
Suggest testing reticulocytes directly as our algorithms are unable to differentiate between the low and high reticulocyte patterns. A high reticulocyte count may be due to haemolytic or blood loss anaemia. If reticulocytes are elevated, suspect a falsely elevated MCV. Low reticulocytes indicate anaemia of chronic disease (i.e. due to inflammation) or iron deficiency.
Elevated Free Fatty Acids
Associated with obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes.
Elevated Inorganic Mercury
Exposure to inorganic mercury may be via dental amalgams, skin lightening products, and cosmetics.
Used in leaded gasoline, industrial processes such as lead smelting and coal combustion, lead-based paints, lead containing pipes or lead-based solder in water supply systems, battery recycling, grids and bearings, etc.
Elevated homocysteine can arise from nutritional deficiencies of folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. Certain diseases of the kidney, thyroid dysfunction, cancer, psoriasis, and diabetes as well as various drugs, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, older age and menopause can also cause elevated homocysteine. Elevated homocysteine levels may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and alterations in neurological function (cognitive impairment, dementia, depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease).
Suggest testing cortisol directly as our algorithms are unable to differentiate between the low and high cortisol patterns. Low cortisol is most likely a consequence of inhibition/suppression (i.e. decreased release) of cortisol by the adrenal glands or functional insufficiency (i.e. decreased cortisol production). May be due to nutrient deficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, infection, inflammation, toxin exposure, Addison’s disease, autoimmune conditions. Chronic stress as indicated by elevated cortisol increases your chances of getting diseases that make you sick, or if you already have such a disease, stress increases your chance of being overwhelmed by the disease.
Elevated Methyl Paraben
Used as antimicrobial preservatives in personal care products, and can also be used in pharmaceuticals, as well as in food and beverage processing.
Positive Hepatitis D
Hepatitis viruses constitute a major public health problem because of the morbidity and mortality associated with the acute and chronic consequences of these infections. Co-infection with hepatitis D virus (HDV) in persons with acute or chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can lead to fulminant hepatitis.
Exposure to vehicle exhausts, asphalt, coal tar, wildfires, agricultural burning, charbroiled foods, and tobacco smoke.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Most commonly due to inadequate sun exposure, but may also be a result of genetics, kidney disease, and possibly obesity.