Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

It's possible. Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Discuss with Dr. to HOLD the statin and see if they trend down, then try another med 4 Chol.
Could be. Stop the statin and recheck to see if it is reversed.
Possible. I also trust your new statin hasn't given your skeletal muscle inflammation, which can also raise transaminases. Your physician knows how to continue the workup.

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Can intense physical activity such as training for a triathlon cause an increase in both AST and ALT in liver function test?

ALT and AST. Both these enzyme also might be released from muscle cell which might happen with heavy exertion. I remember the days that high ast was considered to be checked in patient suspected of heart attack, which is damage to heart muscle and release of this enzyme to blood. Bottom line is ast, alt are not specific for liver. Read more...

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Serious business. Yes. You need a proper workup. You may be taken off alcohol and all the meds you don't really need. If you're still high, you'll be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and maybe a few others. If all are okay, the problem may just be lack of exercise. But this is no joke. Find the cause and act appropriately. Read more...
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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

See your doctor. Yes this is high. Many reasons affect liver function tests. It typically means there is inflammation of the liver which can be caused by infections, alcohol, GI conditions (like gallbladder stones), acetaminophen, etc... See your doctor for further treatment. Read more...
Yes, high, see Dr... Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. See Dr. to get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. Read more...

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How low? Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks have any given value out of range at one end or the other. Without elevated ALT/AST, Wilson's is unlikely. Some folks genetically run a low ceruloplasmin and it means nothing. Read more...