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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Liver inflammation: It sounds like these liver function enzyme tests are both high and abnormal. Your liver is under some strain and finding the cause is very important ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
Liver enzymes: Ast and alt are liver enzymes. The values you provide are mildly elevated. Ast and alt elevations are often seen when there is damage to liver cells ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Low liver enzyme: Ast is one of the liver function tests, and a low level is non-specific and not as problematic as a high level. Have your dr. Follow up with you as t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin BLACK
60 years experience Hepatology
Thanks for asking!: #2 is probably borderline high for a man but clearly high for a woman.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Liver is in trouble: The ast enzyme is one of the main liver enzymes used to monitor liver health. A level of 129 is most likely four times the normal and represents a ver ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
30 years experience Family Medicine
Inflamed Liver: Elevated AST is usually a sign that the liver has become inflamed. Several things can cause this including infection by viruses, alcohol, stones in th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Usually liver injury: Ast is an intracellular enzyme in many cells, e.g., liver cells, red cells, heart muscle etc. Injury to any of these cells causes elevation of blood ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Low is good: Ast is a test measuring an enzyme mostly found in liver cells. When there is inflammation or injury in these liver cells, the enzyme is "leaked" into ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Higher than normal: Alcohol intake is the usual cause for elevated ast, if you drink, stop entirely and re do the test in 3 months. High ast can also be due to damage to ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Ast: Lots of drugs are metabolized thro p450 liver. Any meds that you are interested in can see the med package or ask the pharmacist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below.

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