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Oelwein, IA
A 33-year-old female asked:

Is liver disease a death sentence? i have high crp doc says related to obesity but he always runs esr/alt/ast and i don't know why?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Absolutely not: In fact, the pathology community is talking about doing away with the word "cirrhosis" altogether because we now know it's often reversible. Alt/ast are markers in obese people for obesity-related liver disease (rule out other causes) but this is extremely common & only occasionaly lethal. However, obesity is serious and much more likely to detract from your quality and length of life.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Part of so called metabolic syndrome
Mar 14, 2013
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Obesity : And inflammation go together. The CRP is an indicator of inflammation and may be the cause of your liver disease.
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Last updated Feb 13, 2020

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