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Alkaline Phosphatase Low Celiac Disease
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
Doc thinks child with alk phos level of 2, 125 is possible celiac disease, is this pretty common in a 17mnth old with diarrhea poor wt gain?
Hi sir i have billirubin of 5.6 mg/dl and alkaline phosphatase 329 u/l and eye cplour is yellow feeling weakness ..... what is the disease? help
Liver disease: Based on your description: elevated bilirubin and elevated all phosphatase plus jaundice of the eyes (yellow color of eyes), you have some sort of liver disease. Be sure to follow up with your doctor, preferably someone who specializes in the liver, to further diagnose and treat you. This is serious, so do not delay seeing your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No reason.: There are ranges of "normal" for each blood test done. These may be different from one lab to other, depending on the type testing done and reliability of lab. Also, if a specific test is very abnormal and doesn't make sense clinically to the doc, it's probably lab error: just repeat it. That being said, low levels on many tests are not a problem: alk phosphatase is one. 'fagetabatit'-:). ...Read more
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