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Anxious about blood test results

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I'm have anxiety and now that I've had mildly elevated ast and alt I'm going crazy over what the cause could be. My ast alt ratio is greater than 2 but maybe I'm just in denial but I didn't think I drank enough to have alcoholic liver disease. Now I'm just over analyzing every senerio. Could have been alot of ibuprofen use before rest or strenuous exercise and I don't want to downplay the seriousness of anyone else's situation. Just need to talk to someone.

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Ibuprofen, particularly in substantial amounts can bump ALT higher and strenuous exercise definitely will pop AST high for up to a week.

When ever you get labs out of whack, a retest, typically at around 90 days is often wise, to see if your labs are trending up, down, or chronically elevated.

A little clean living, & easy on the workouts for at least a week before your retest, & I'm betting you'll see substantial improvement.

Best of Luck, & let us know how this turns out.

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Thank you so much for your response. Im getting retested in 3 weeks. Im hoping I'm worrying for no reason. This for in is an excellent way to get answer a other than what the internet has to say.

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You were right. I went and had another test done and everything came back normal thankfully. It must have been the ibuprofen or the site muscles. Thanks for your help.

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Thanks for sharing the good news E2.

Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year!

How exactly does one calculate the ast alt ratio.

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