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If I hike 10 strenuous miles today, and get a liver panel in 2 days, will the hike by itself increase liver enzymes?
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
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In brief: Possibly
I did a little research and was surprised to find that strenuous exercise can elevate liver enzymes, and they can remain elevated for up to a week.
See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2291230/. There are many other possible causes of elevated liver enzymes, so if this doesn't resolve with a week of rest, i would pursue further testing.

In brief: Possibly
I did a little research and was surprised to find that strenuous exercise can elevate liver enzymes, and they can remain elevated for up to a week.
See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2291230/. There are many other possible causes of elevated liver enzymes, so if this doesn't resolve with a week of rest, i would pursue further testing.
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