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could heavy weight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Benjamin Weisman
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Skeletal muscle injury.
Answered on Oct 18, 2019
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not really.: Weight lifting can elevate sgot, an enzyme found in the liver and muscle. Sgpt is more the canary in the cage. If i see someone with SGOT elevations (usually mild) with a normal SGPT (which comes only from liver), i order a cpk, which comes back elevated. I see this frequently in my sports medicine practice, when patients work out in the morning before their appoinment with me!
Answered on Oct 12, 2020
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Stop any excercise at least 3 hours prior your blood test for liver enzymes.
Answered on Oct 12, 2020

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