A 23-year-old male asked:

Ursodeoxycholic acid reduced my liver elevated enzymes what did that mean do that helps to tell the sign of cause aih or nafld do these enzymes changes with ursodeoxycholic acid suggest any cause or diseases?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You can differentiate these 2 conditions if ursodeoxycholic acid lowers the liver enzymes. I wonder why you have this question because these 2 conditions are two different entities unless you have NAFLD but serology tests are positive for autoimmune hepatitis.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Ursodeoxycholic acid is primarily used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis or primary biliary cholangitis as well as cholesterol gall stones. Primary biliary cholangitis is an autoimmune disorder.and I assume this is the condition you're being treated for. Your treatment reduces elevated liver enzymes by promoting better flow through the biliary system. Your gastroenterologist can advise you best
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