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Posted: 07 December 2009 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Background:

Get a physical and have some bloodwork done.

Last physical was 3-4 years prior, pre crossfit.

Every cholesterol marker was improved. 

However, the liver function markers were higher than previously. 

Went lookin’ aboot the internet and found that intense exercise can cause spikes in those markers (AST and ALT).  (And yeah, the day before I had a squat near pr and then at night 4x800 meters . . . . )

Has anyone else had this experience? 

TP

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Posted: 07 December 2009 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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TexasPatrick - 07 December 2009 01:22 PM

Background:

Get a physical and have some bloodwork done.

Last physical was 3-4 years prior, pre crossfit.

Every cholesterol marker was improved. 

However, the liver function markers were higher than previously. 

Went lookin’ aboot the internet and found that intense exercise can cause spikes in those markers (AST and ALT).  (And yeah, the day before I had a squat near pr and then at night 4x800 meters . . . . )

Has anyone else had this experience? 

TP

I’ve found that the best way to avoid this test result is to avoid the doctor.

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Posted: 07 December 2009 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 07 December 2009 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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mastroj - 07 December 2009 04:03 PM

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Posted: 07 December 2009 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I wouldn’t be worried about it, TP. Everything else has improved and you did 800m repeats (why on earth would you do that willingly?!).  Is your doctor worried?

I seem to remember tests being done on one of the original CF Santa Cruz badasses (brendan gilliam maybe?) before during and after he did fran.  I think similar things occurred?

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Posted: 07 December 2009 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks Peachy.  I’m not particularly worried . . . this was kinda funny, the doc said “you’re the healthiest guy I’ve seen all week . . . heck, all month . . ”  But it gets really funny because he’d seen Texas Wifey the week before . . . hahaha.  I told her “Well being number 2 isn’t that bad is it?”

I kind of found it interesting, that of all things, I test at the high normal end of the liver enzyme markers.  Just curious.

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Posted: 07 December 2009 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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If you are in the normal range, I’d forget about it.  The range is determined from population statistics, so anywhere in there you are generally fine.  Try to go next year to have it repeated…

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