Re: What does this test mean?
Causes of low serum IGF-I are varied the main causes noted in NIH references are malnutrition, diabetes, hypothyroidism, liver disease, hypothalamic/pituitary disfunction. Is your GH also low? You should get your IGF and GH tested now so you have a reference. Your symptoms can easily be under treated hypothyroidism with a mild mineral malabsorption such as low vit D, B12, ferritin.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Last edited by mkgbrook; 05-08-2009 at 07:54 PM.