I gotcha. And after this DHEA experiment maybe I’ll try going to 110mg per week (at 100mg now) and see where that takes my h/h but I don’t know. 120mg per week takes it to 54-55 though.For what it’s worth, I’m a nurse, and have been in healthcare for 10+ years. But honestly that just gives me a basic understanding of the cardiovascular and hematologic systems. The understanding that a person would need in order to understand the impact that HCT has on these systems, can be acquired by any person that has the internet, whether they have medical experience or not. So I don’t have much of an advantage in this department over any random joe. But from my understanding, HCT and HGB have much less of an impact on blood viscosity than most people think. I could be wrong, but from what I gather, blood platelets are what you don’t want to see too elevated. But obviously everything needs to be in balance, so having too high of a HCT and HGB level can absolutely be dangerous. But I think the level that they can be at, without causing any risk or harm, is quite a few points higher than what most people think.
I personally just make sure to keep mine below 55. What I can guarantee, without a shadow of a doubt though, is that HCT in the high 40’s, and even low 50’s is nothing to worry about. I can guarantee that 100%. If you want to err on the side of caution, just keep your HCT 52 or below. I promise that you have nothing to worry about with a HCT of 52 or lower.