I recently went to my doctor and had a full blood workup done and a urinalysis completed. I just got back the results yesterday in the mail and I'm pretty concerned about the results. Both my AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and ALT (alanine amintransferase) were more than triple their normal amounts. I talked to a nurse and she explained to me that when liver cells are damaged they release more of these enzymes into the bloodstream. The high AST enzyme is more of a marker for damaged heart, liver and brain tissue.
My creatinine level was also above average and my Urea Nitrogen level was also off the charts. Both of which were explained to me as being indicators of abnormal kidney function. I thought that I was just having lower back pain but instead it could be my kidneys causing me pain. I was told that as kindey function decreases the Urea Nitrogen increases. Anyway I have given up most of my supplements until I can take another bloodtest and if needed a liver biopsy. Before the bloodtest I was taking only creatine, Surge and whey protein. None of those should cause damage to my kidneys or liver but I want to be on the safeside until I see my doctor.
I thought I was doing really well with my diet and exercise but the nurse told me that the levels of enzymes in my urine was almost like I was pissing out pure muscle. So it was a kick in the balls to say the least. Anyway today is my day off from work, so I'm going to have a turkey burger and some veggies and watch the White Sox/Indians game. I'm going to keep this thread going for a while, any help or opinions would be great, if you have any questions or if there is anything you need me to clarify just ask.
Thanks for reading,