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for what length of time do liver enzymes stay elevated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on cause: Alcohol is a common cause of elevated enzymes and levels come down in a couple of weeks if one stops drinking. On the other end is chronic hepatitis due to may causes and in that disorder the enzymes remain elevated.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board.
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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can poor gum health elevate your liver enzymes?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Poor gum health: No poor gum health from gingivitis to periontiditis does not elevate liver enzymes. But some systemic diseases can cause poor gum health and gum disease, and if they effect the liver functions, in that case you can have gum disease and elevated liver enzymes. Gum disease doe not elevate liver enzymes.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have low liver enzymes?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Nothing: Its not associated with disease states.
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
very low liver enzymes can sometimes be seen with advanced cirrhosis or chronic liver damage
Apr 7, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your liver enzymes are rising too fast?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Get liver tests...: What tests are appropriate, and what may be wrong with your liver, depends on many factors--longevity of elevated liver enzymes, risk factors, exposure to hepatotoxins (gasoline, farm products, solvents), viruses, familial liver diseases, likelihood of autoimmune disease, alcohol history, pregnancy, age and gender. Tests may include: x-rays, blood work, liver biopsy.
A 48-year-old female asked:

How serious is it if your liver enzymes are a little high?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Define "little"...: A mild elevation in liver enzymes usually is of no consequence, though i would want to periodically check that they weren't on their way upward. Are you symptomatic of anything? Why did you get your enzymes checked in the first place? How long have they been elevated? Answers to questions such as these would help me determine how serious things are.

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