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A 34-year-old member asked:

For what length of time do liver enzymes stay elevated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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 42-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Robert Stuart
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:

What are some of the reasons for elevated enzymes in the liver?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Liver enzymes: Many things can elevate liver enzymes: infection like hepatitis, inflammation from too much alcohol, medications (many meds are metabolized by the liver & thus have potential to cause irritation & enzyme elevation), tumors, & more. If your enzymes are elevated, you doc will seek out the cause to correct the problem.

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