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elevated liver enzymes: is there anything that could be causing this that isn't a serious health issue?

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Dr. David Dang
Radiology 14 years experience
Meds or alcohol: Among various of causes of elevated liver enzymes, some causes when aborted may reverse the problem. Certain medications and alcohol can cause elevated lft's and when stop may not cause the problem again.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hemochromatosis and Wilson's need to be ruled out; they are "serious" only if missed, easily managed and deadly if not diagnosed. Most often, the elevated ALT/AST are from metabolic syndrome nowadays, and the treatment is the most enjoyable possible -- get back to being aerobically fit.
Apr 14, 2013

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the dangers in elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
An elecated liver: Enzyme simply is one way of your body letting you know that something is wrong. This can occur from any sort of insult to the liver. Something as simple as too much alcohol, cirrhosis, or too much tylenol (acetaminophen). Or you can have deposition of various agents in the liver such as any type of mass, or an infection be it viral or bacterial can cause transaminitis or hepatitis ie elevation liver enzymes.Dr.B.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

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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.
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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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist".

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