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New Castle, PA
A 42-year-old male asked:

Does elevated liver enzymes cause you to be tired all the time?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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No: Elevated liver enzymes means your liver is undergoing damage. That doesn't usually cause fatigue although the underlying condition causing the damage may also cause your fatigue. For example some kind of hepatitis, too much alcohol, etc. You should discuss this with your doctor, and if not already done get tested for viral hepatitis, esp. Hepatitis c.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not per se: The elevated enzymes are an indication of liver damage. What ever is damaging the liver is causing you to be tired. Unless your liver is so damaged that it is no longer performing its function. In any case you need to see the doctor who ordered the tests for liver enzymes.

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