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what happens if liver enzymes are high

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ulysses Balis
29 years experience Pathology
Possib. liver injury: Depending on which enzymes are elevated, and the degree of elevation, high liver enzymes can signal different health conditions ranging from alcohol-i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Abnormal: Liver enzymes are found in the liver cells. If the cells are injured, the enzymes leak into the blood and the blood level increases. This can mean th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver inflammation..: Liver enzyme elevation usually is a sign your liver is inflamed or irritated. There are many potential causes the most common of which is fatty liver ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Find cause/Treat the: Doctor will find out the cause which is usually some form of hepatitis either due to virus infection of the liver or due to excessive alcohol drinking ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Please send me labs: Please post results so that we may be able to give you an educated and scientific response.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bulimia: Because of your eating habits you may have developed a fatty liver causing your liver enzymes to be elevated
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Investigate.: A GI doctor can help us to investigate the cause of these liver enzyme abnormalities through directed blood testing, imaging and procedures.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Elevated LFT's: Several causes of elevated Liver function tests (liver enzymes) including but not limited to: Being overweight and having fatty infiltration (hepatic ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: You may also have kidney chemistry abnormalities. Some cystic diseases have cysts in the liver and kidney.

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