A 47-year-old member asked:
could heavy weight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Benjamin Weisman answered
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Skeletal muscle injury.
Answered on Oct 18, 2019
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
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
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