I just had bloods done and my they told me my AST and ALT came back pretty high, the only supps I had been taking were AT2and . Could these cause this? I had bloods last sept and liver function were normal
Have you cycled recently?Originally Posted by bean5er
Never only supps
had you worked out within 24-48 hours of getting bloodwork done? My liver enzymes were way off normal levels since I had trained legs 24 hours prior, waited, then they came back normal the next time.
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A strenuous workout can bump up your AST, but should not effect ALT. The effect on AST can last a week from your last heavy workout.
All kinds of things can boost ALT. hepatitis, aspirin, Tylenol, McDonalds, etc. it's a big list.
Since both were elevated I am pretty sure the protocol is a second blood test. If levels remain elevated then a Hepatitis screen. If the Hep screen turns up negative you go on to an ultrasound to check for fatty liver disease. I don't know what comes after that.
What are your levels? What has your doctor advised as step 2?
I had a heavy shoulder day the day before with HIIT cardio. He checked for Hep which was negative. He wants me to re check in 3 months. My levels last sept were
Most recent test
For the previous 5 years I was overweight (fat) with elevated numbers closer to 100, as I lost weight they came down. Sept I was about 12% bf then got down to 8 by the end of jan 12, I'm currently back up to 10-11 at most recent test. This last two months ive gone through a lot, quit chewing tobacco which has caused a little weight gain. So I'm just confused as to why theyre slightly elevated?
I'm not sure of this has any bearing but the morning of my fasted bloods, my wife and I had some crazy morning sex like two hours b4 my bloods were done. I'm just thinking out loud not trying to give TMI but exhausting all possibilities. Google can play tricks on your brain. The more I read about weightlifting and read other people posts I think that may be it. I've read stuff showing elevated levels for both aSt and ALT after rigorous lifting. So I guess I'll just wait and see **** I don't know. All your input is greatly appreciated.
Did the doc seem concerned about it?Originally Posted by bean5er
Concerned with what exactly my
Levels or the everything else? I'm the one who brought the weightlifting to their attention as they either didn't think of it or haven't read the studies. I had a ultrasound like two years ago and everything was normal. I assume if he was concerned he would advise me to wait three months??!!
Right...Originally Posted by bean5er
I would've ask why wait 3 months....
I did and they said pretty standard protocol. Not overly concerned I guess since my last ultrasound of my organs recently was fine.
ok the good thing is your liver can heal on its own. do you drink? tylenol and OTC medications like that greatly effect the liver. you can OD on those easily and actually go into liver failure. if he or you are worried, just take some milk thistle and drink lots of water for the next month, go back and get them re checked (in the morning before you really have put anything in your system). if they are still high, we can go from there
Don't drink that often if at all really. I asked him if I should take milk thistle he said no. Hardly take Tylenol or ibuprofen unless I have a bad headache. I just don't get why they went up from september last year till now and my diet has gotten better since then . If anything I'm in better shape. He acted surprised when I brought up the weight lifting affects on enzyme levels. The last thing I was told today was he thought it was a mildly fatty liver and to change nothing for the next ninety days then retest?! I know ur in nursing school baller, what's ur take
Another thing is I had been battling a infection from a cracked tooth since last December. On an off antibiotics three or four times and had just finished clyndamiacin (sp?) a week or so b4 the tests.
Will milk thistle have negative effects if my levels were raised simply because of my hard workout the day before my tests. Is milk thistle a staple or only used as treatment?
What were your numbers.. if note over 110.. I really wouldn't be concerned. I work in healthcare and see a lot of patients when I worked with adults of levels in the thousands!
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AST-51Originally Posted by criticalbench
Last sept they were 39 and 43. Why is 110 the number your going by when 40 is the top of the line. I'm not doubting your experience just trying to gather info and experience. Thanks
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Add some milk thistle to your Orange TRIad. It already has R-ALA.
Or you could not take any supplements except basics (TRiad, protein, fish oil) until the test.
But if the results come back better, you don't know if it was because of the supplements (unlikely) or some other variable.
Good luck and keep us updated.
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