Do intense workouts lead to elevated liver enzyme levels?

Intense workouts, especially for those new to such routines, could significantly elevate liver enzyme levels.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 05, 2024 | 9:00 AMUpdatedJun 05, 2024 | 9:48 AM

Exercise can also influence liver function directly. For instance, decreases in hepatic blood flow and oxygen saturation during strenuous exercise can increase hepatocyte membrane permeability and subsequently raise liver enzymes. (iStock)

Doctors have found a correlation between the patient’s elevated liver enzymes and a high-intensity workout regimen. They suggest against undertaking liver tests right after a rigorous/high-intensity workout especially if the workout was recently started. Exercise-induced liver test changes and increase in liver enzymes in quite often overlooked and missed as a diagnosis by doctors.

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