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Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
New recommendations: There is a wonderful medical documentary on netflix or hulu called forks over knives. This shows the why. Engine 2 diet explains the how. Also on netf ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Not in & of itself..: A normal alt is around 50. Even though 175 is over triple this, it is not a very significant elevation. A dx, resulting from a good history and physic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: It is important to know what is the cause of the dysfunction. If it is related to removal of the gall bladder- do not use too much oil and fats. Fat, ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, be ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Liver & polycythemia: Liver dysfunction and erythrocytosis can be seen with serious conditions like hemochromatosis (where the body absorbs and retains too much iron), poly ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually yes: so go ahead
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test.: See your doctor and get blood test called comprehensive metabolic panel done. It will give information and help in diagnosis of liver or kidney diseas ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug-induced LFT: No. Usually drug-induced elevated liver enzyme (lft) is reversible when the offending drug is removed. Of note, drug-induced elevated lft can be very ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can lead to elevated liver enzymes which will resolve and become normal then hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid) is treated.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney dysfunction: It depends on the cause of the kidney dysfunction. If its due to medications, dehydration or another reversible cause, then yes, it can often reverse ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distenti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, among many other things.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Shared enzyme: Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in both bone and liver disorders, though it is possible to ascertain the source of the enzyme. After that it depends ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Avoid alcohol and: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) after that need to determine the cause of liver injury to choose treatment. A usual balanced diet is generally adequate for h ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Autoimmune hepatitis may interfere with liver function, but not always.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whet ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It depends: Upon how much alcohol and for how long. Try limiting or discontinuing the alcohol intake for a period of time, and see if things improve. If not, see ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Liver hemangiomas occur at random and are harmless.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Consider laser: Treatment. It isn't covered by insurance plans, but there's no health risk.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is quite common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional d ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty li ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Possible: If enough cholesterol plaque build up in the arteries to the penis erectile dysfunction can occur. They do have dopplers to check for this. A full wor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
It might but...: If there is an obstructive process such as an impacted stone occluding the bile duct or bad inflammation that is spills over into the liver than liver ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Liver and bleeding: The liver makes almost all clotting factors which prevent bleeding. When the liver isn't working correctly, these factors become low and the blood bec ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Consider this : Fat should avoided in most patients for overall health but especially so in patient with mild liver dysfunction. Recommended viewing on hulu or netfli ... Read More
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