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I just received my lab results and its shows that my ast is

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I just received my lab results and its shows that my ast is 9 should I be worried. What would cause my ast to be low. What can I do to bring it into level?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
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AST is a liver enzyme.
It is commonly low due to the starvation or long fasting --most likely you fasted longer than 12 hours.
If you fast less, then the number will come higher but still well within normal range.
Another less likely cause--advanced stage liver disease like cirrhosis --liver gets exhausted and does not produce much enzymes.
That is not likely since your bilirubin and other labs normal.
Eating a high protein high fiber diet will help to normalize your AST as this is an important enzymes from the muscles as well.
This is not concerning.
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