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Lupus elevated liver enzymes

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many things: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by inflammattion and infection (hepatiitis), trauma to liver, medications toxic to liver, alcohol, fatty liver, c... Read More
Dr. Inaam Schneider
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Liver insult : Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells , can cause elevated liver functions ... Read More
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous. Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Treat the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, aut... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 22 years experience
Liver metabolism: The body recognizes substances as foreign and tries to get rid of them as fast as possible. Some chemicals need to be broken down into metabolites p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
Inflammation: Elevated liver enzymes usually refer to increase in ast and alt (lab value > 30 in men and >18 in female are "elevated"). This inflammation can be fro... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Simple blood work: Simple blood work- i.e. Liver function test- can tell you if your liver enzymes are elevated or not. Talk to your doctor in detail.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
If you must ask...: ... They're too high. Liver enzyme elevations are not dangerous in themselves but are markers for serious disease that needs treatment. Hepatitis b ; ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Warn of disease: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, aut... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 56 years experience
Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't Rx a lab: Elevated liver enzymes are a warning of life-threatening disease that must be ruled out. If you're drinking a lot, it may be your warning to stop. You... Read More

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