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Alt Liver Levels
Abetalipoprotinemia: A rare genetic condition causing low ldl, and triglyceride levels, due to a deficiency in an enzyme called "mtp" . Usually presents early in life with bad fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea) and fat accumulation in the liver . Fat in the liver ( fatty liver) can raise the liver function tests. Danger here is malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k. Vit e def. Can cause neurologic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
What are normal ALT liver enzyme levels? Is ALT 54 high? Elevated levels due to pregnancy or having a cold maybe? (no drugs were taken for cold).
40 IU or less: We'd rather see them below 40, and most folks run 1-20. A few beers will kick them upwards; running a marathon is likely to put you into "danger zone" -- a lab value means nothing except in context. Let's repeat that alt in a few weeks off alcohol & meds -- or whatever your physician thinks best. ...Read more
I'm currently on a statin. Can taking an allergy medicine combined with pseudoehprine raise my ALT (liver enzymes )levels in a blood test ?
Possible...: Most medications are processed in the liver and thus may cause elevation of your enzymes, but antihistamine/pseudoephedrine are relatively safe if used in appropriate dosage and duration. Since you are taking statin, you need regular monitoring. Inform your doc of all meds you are taking, script or otc... Minimiize alcohol intake will help.. Good luck. ...Read more
Not likely: It is very important to see a periodontist if you experience any of the symptoms of gingivitis or other periodontal disease. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read somewhere some Ingredients in instant coffee is known to raise liver ALT levels. Ex heavy drinker. Should I giv up ?? Drink 1-2 cups a day.
Maybe the opposite: Two recent population-based studies (The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES] I and III) have reported that higher caffeine consumption (>2 cups per day) was associated with a lower risk of elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels and a lower risk of chronic liver disease. Ref. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2801884/ ...Read more
Was told unfiltered coffee can raise liver ALT levels, should I only drink filtered or just tea? Ty.
Who told you that?: Melissa, you're an adult now. You need to learn not to believe everything that folks tell you. Claims not well-attested at mainstream medical sites / textbooks are probably lies, like this one. Much of this stuff is actually made up as pranks. If your liver enzymes are up, it's critical that an explanation be sought at once, so as not to miss serious, treatable illness. Be discerning. Glad u wrote ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring: Elevation of blood pressure during pregnancy can cause increases in liver enzymes. Many things can affect liver enzymes including chronic medication use, alcohol intake, previous liver infection and elevations for unknown reasons. Your doctor will monitor these enzymes along with your blood pressure and check for significant protein excretion in the urine. Liver enzymes can't be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My liver ALT level is 12, is this good or bad? Been cutting back from heavy drinking 4 months ago. Abdominal ultrasound was clear.
Healthy Liver: That number represents an ideal liver situation it is perfect. ...Read more
Don't mess w/ liver: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts.Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, & pancreas. What are you treating with "natural therapy"? Best to find out! ...Read more
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