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Doctor insights on: Altered Liver Function Tests In Adults

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Liver (Definition)

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


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What is a good diet for improving liver function tests?

What is a good diet for improving liver function tests?

Healthy : Best to consume a well balanced diet low in saturated fats and calories. That being said this may help your liver tests if you fatty liver disease otherwise it might not help your lfts. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are portable liver function tests?

Do you know if there are portable liver function tests?

Portable labs? Yes.: Yes. A nurse could take your blood at home and then deliver it to the lab where liver functions test machine could process them. Services like these are provided by Home Health Agencies regularly. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

Many things...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Are there portable liver function tests? Where can I get them?

Are there portable liver function tests? Where can I get them?

Home Health Agency: If you are homebound and have an illness and it is hard to get out of the house, you can contact your primary care physician about home health services. A home health agency can send a nurse to your home and get the blood that would then be taken to be processed as a lab. ...Read more

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Is it typical for liver function tests to fluctuate significantly?

Which ones?: If you have a benign condition called gilbert's syndrome, bilirubin rises in times of stress and normalizes when the stress is gone. If your aminotransferases fluctuate it could be related to alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, or other conditions. If your alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin fluctuate it could your gallbladder. Talk with your doctor or a liver specialist. ...Read more

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If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

Yes: The most common cause for elevated liver enzymes is Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NAFLD). Insulin resistance due to obesity is a major cause of NAFLD and exercise can reduce insulin resistance and obesity and can reduce elevated liver enzymes in early NAFLD. ...Read more

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Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


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