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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Alkaline Phosphatase (Overview)

The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac disease and bile blockage.


Dr. Andrew Seibert
666 Doctors shared insights

Alkaline Phosphatase (Overview)

The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac disease and bile blockage.


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Foods to treat low alkaline phosphatase?

Foods to treat low alkaline phosphatase?

Not a problem: Low alk phos is never a problem. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. I'm glad you're interested in your labs but don't worry about this. ...Read more

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My husband has done his blood glucose n blood CP which were normal bt just alkaline phosphatase is high upto 141. Should I be worried? Plz tell

My husband has done his blood glucose n blood CP which were normal bt just alkaline phosphatase is high upto 141. Should I be worried? Plz tell

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the alkaline phosphatase level is within normal limits, albeit at the upper end of normal and I see no reason to worry about this enzyme level. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.ht ...Read more

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Do I need to fast when I get blood work done alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes ; cmp?

Do I need to fast when I get blood work done alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes ; cmp?

Yes: Food intake will raise serum alkaline phosphatase as it is one of the enzymes in the intestine. Cmp has other components that require that you be fasting. Please fast for 9-12 hours before the test. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphatase is 148u|l... Is it dangerous level... How to lower?

Not concerned: You have stated in your history that you have hepatitis c with known cirrhosis. This may be the cause if is extensive enough to cause obstruction to bile flow in some areas, or several percent of men your have have high alkaline phosphatase from subclinical / harmless paget's of bone, or the specimen being nonfasting. Don't treat a number. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for my alkaline phosphatase level becoming low?

What are the reasons for my alkaline phosphatase level becoming low?

Low alk phos (ALP): Deficiencies in vitamin b6, folic acid, vitamin c, phosphorus, zinc, and protein can lead to low alp as well as an excessive intake of vitamin d. Hypophosphatasia, a rare genetic disorder affecting bone development, can cause low alp. other conditions associated with low alp include cardiac surgery,  hypothyroidism, and pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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What causes bone pain and elevated alkaline phosphatase in women?

Several conditions: You could have the condition called paget's disease, however they are some other diseases that could produce elevated alkaline phosphatase such as liver cirrhosis of obstruction of the biliary tract, some medications and some type of cancers. Proper testing is necessary for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphatase is 199do you think it could be paget's if you touch my ribs very painful?

Alkaline phosphatase is 199do you think it could be paget's if you touch my ribs very painful?

Could be: Some folks just run a high alk phos, especially if it's non-fasting; your may have Paget's, be short on vitamin D, have parathyroid troubles or any of a number of other things. Your physician is your best guide. Most Paget's is subclinical and rib pain isn't the usual presentation. ...Read more

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Hi, have lots of bone and muscle pain and aches, under my foot hurts, alkaline phosphatase level 25, B6 level 25.4 and vitamind level 8.What cause that?

Hi, have lots of bone and muscle pain and aches, under my foot hurts, alkaline phosphatase level 25, B6 level 25.4 and vitamind level 8.What cause that?

You should see: A foot doc. There are so many reasons why a foot can hurt. Abnormal blood levels can sometimes help aid in a diagnosis but a proper physical exam would be in order. ...Read more

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What does this mean? " serum alkaline phosphatase" 135 u/l (45 - 129)

Alkaline phosphatase: Alkaline phosphatase is a protein found in all body tissues. The normal range varies between laboratories and a mild elevation such as you describe may be of no significance. It can be elevated with bone disease, hyperparathyroidism, liver disease or hepatitis, following the fatty meal, fatty liver, certain bone diseases, and etc... I recommend that you follow up with your primary care physician and askif repeat labs in a few months would be useful. ...Read more

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What is considered a high alkaline phosphatase value?

Above 140IU/L: The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l in adult. ...Read more

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Yellow stools, sometimes loose/watery. Bilirubin in range, amylase & lipase normal and alkaline phosphatase in range. Ultrasound shows normal g/bladder and main ducts. Liver normal. No jaundice, ?

Yellow stools, sometimes loose/watery. Bilirubin in range, amylase & lipase normal and alkaline phosphatase in range. Ultrasound shows normal g/bladder and main ducts. Liver normal. No jaundice, ?

It seems you had: Extensive work up. If no weight loss and stool analysis is negative for malabsorption, irritable bowl could be considered. Feet swelling could be due multiple reasons including adverse effect of Norvasc, (amlodipine) vascular insufficiency, CHF or dependent ...Read more

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What makes alkaline phosphatase?

Many causes: Most commonly released from the liver / bile ducts in addition to bone. ...Read more

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Foods to treat low alkaline phosphatase?

Not a problem: Low alk phos is never a problem. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. I'm glad you're interested in your labs but don't worry about this. ...Read more

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How should I lower my alkaline phosphatase?

Elevated Alk Phos: Question would be why is your alkaline phosphatase elevated? ? If the levels are abnormal, there is usually a reason. Treating the symptoms without understanding why you have an elevated level is counter-productive. You should see your primary care physicians and have labs re-checked. If it's persistently high, then there should be referral to a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Medicine for high alkaline phosphatase levels?

Wrong approach: Alkaline phosphatase is a lab value to tell a physician what is happening, not a medical problem to treat. It can be high just because you're growing (teens tend to be maybe 5x the upper limit of the reference range). About 5% of older folks have a high alk phos for "no reason", presumably paget's of the bone that never becomes evident; nonfasting samples may have it from the intestine. ...Read more

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How can I cure excess of alkaline phosphatase?

Find the cause: If you're growing or pregnant, your alkaline phosphatase will be way-high. About 5% of older folks have high alkaline phosphatase that never causes trouble. Many folks get a high alk phos just from having eaten. If you are otherwise healthy, stop worrying about it. ...Read more

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What does alkaline phosphatase do in the body?

Bone turnover: It is an enzyme that is active in the process of bone turnover; so it will be elevated in situations in which bone turnover is high, even in conditions where there is metastatic disease to the bone. Patients with pagers disease have a very high bone turnover rate and a markedly elevated alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphatase elevated should I be concerned?

Depends: This depends on how elevated the levels are and whether you have any associated conditions (for example, pregnancy) which are known to cause elevated levels. Talk to your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What is considered a high alkaline phosphatase value?

Above 140IU/L: The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l in adult. ...Read more

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What are the causes for elevated alkaline phosphatase?

Liver bone & GB: Liver disease, bone disease and gallbladder are most common. However an elevated alk phos does not absolutely mean there is a true disease present. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 150 u/l alkaline phosphatase really high?

It depends: Alkaline phosphatase comes from different sources and depending on the site of the lesion, it may be really high. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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If I have low alkaline phosphatase what does that mean?

Nothing, on just one: Test. Have it repeated after a couple of weeks. An isolated result like that means very little. However a high result indicate a bone or a liver problem, but, as far as I know, a low result means nothing. ...Read more

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What do you know about high alkaline phosphatase levels?

Plenty: You describe yourself as a 73 year old lady and I'm betting you feel well but have an alk phos a bit high on your routine chemical profile. Many folks, depending on blood type, shoot the alk phos up after eating. Maybe 5% of folks your age have a high alk phos because of subclinical paget's disease which we aren't going to treat or worry about. "treat the person, not the labs.". ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase?

Bone diseae/gallblad: Alkaline phosphotase is elevated in diseaes of gall bladder/liver or diseases of bones. ...Read more

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My alkaline phosphatase was low. It was a 39. Is this bad?

No: It is only bad if it is elevated! So you do not need to worry about a low value as it has no medical significance. ...Read more

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My alkaline phosphatase came back 184 what does this mean?

Hard to: Say without seeing the rest of the lab values. Could be arthritis ...Read more