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how high does the enzyme level in the liver have to be before thy do testing

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes!: You need to talk with your doctor so that they can see if you are taking any prescriptions, drugs or supplements that can be harmful to your liver. Yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rule out...: I'm betting it's lack of exercise. You can address this. You need to have hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis ruled ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Depends: It depends on the underlying cause of the liver enzyme elevations. The most common cause these days is a one to five fold increase in liver enzymes du ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Liver working: Liver cells can be infected by viruses, resulting in the death of these cells and the subsequent leakage of liver enzymes. Alternatively, liver cells ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Liver Disease: One can go into liver failure if their enzymes are more than five times normal. Your labs are four to eight times normal. This is very dangerous and ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Give us the results: If you can send us the present results of your liver Function tests(LFTs) we can be more helpful to you. Most often the liver enzymes will normalize i ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the: Reason for the elevation of enzymes. The common causes are alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, medication side effects and auto-immune disorders. The com ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis: Elevated ast and alt is consistent with liver inflammation (hepatitis). Hepatitis can be caused by liver disease, viruses, alcohol consumption and aut ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Dengue fever and other viral infections may cause liver inflammation and increase liver enzymes. Talk with your doctor.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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