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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
60 grams QD or so: No sugar, keep carbs to about 20 per meal. This is the equvialent of a slice of bread or an apple, 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup spaghetti per meal fatty ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
No.: Actually most are not... Best. Mb.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Liver disease: BP late in liver disease with cirrhois is usually low, early in liver disease BP isn't changed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Varies: Wilson's in infamous as an elusive diagnosis, which is unfortunate because it is so deadly if missed but easy to treat if found early. Usually the liv ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I'm skeptical: The journals and internet are fully of contradictory stuff, but the last three big studies I've seen showed no cardiac benefit, which is what I expect ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
See below: Your LDL is only slightly elevated. A prudent diet will correct it. Your TSH indicates deficiency in thyroid hormone and has nothing to do with fatty ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Fatty liver,jaundice: Fatty liver is a common condition seen in people who are overweight, .Mild elevation of bilirubin(indirect bilirubin) is usually due to a benign condi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Depends. check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated cha ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is bei ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the n ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contai ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Not that we know: Supplemental vitamin c has not been shown to decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. On the other hand, eating right which would include plenty ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hepatitis: Elevated antithyroglobulin antibodies doesn't explain the elevated liver enzymes. Has an hepatitis panel or ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Blood tests are: Just that, tests. Scan is an image, a picture. You didn't say how elevated your liver enzyme tests are, but if they are really high and stay there o ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: You can have chronic hepatitis B or C with normal liver enzymes. You can also have other chronic liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver, wit ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Unknown: as to whether they are effective. There are studies on both sides of this issue, and the majority of studies have not shown efficacy of either medicat ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
8 years experience in General Practice
0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fatty liver painless: Fatty liver does not cause pain & discomfort classically. Did they do hepatitis panel & alphafetoprotein ? You must see a liver specialist- ga ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Tucker
18 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Fatty liver: The absorption and metabolism of antidepressants are totally different systems. It depends on the antidepressant as well as any other drugs you may be ... Read More

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