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Low serum iron 36 and very high ferritin level 1, 171. Is this anemia of chronic disease? High liver enzymes and ALP 476. What's wrong?

Low serum iron 36 and very high ferritin level 1, 171. Is this anemia of chronic disease? High liver enzymes and ALP 476. What's wrong?

Need more info: A complete history is needed! What other Med problems u have? The possibilities are many: anemia w elevated ferritin and normal MCV could be chronic disease. The elevated liver enzymes need imaging and if hep B and C were r/out, maybe a liver biopsy. Many chronic conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, autoimmune liver disease, may cause these findings. Did you mean Alfa fetoprotein? .see PCP ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Does an elevated liver enzyme test relate to anemia, renal stenosis, or chf? If so, how?

Does an elevated liver enzyme test relate to anemia, renal stenosis, or chf? If so, how?

All of the above: Congestive heart failure and anemia can both raise liver enzymes by depriving the central lobular hepatocytes of their blood supply. However, you'd be quite sick if this were the cause. Forget about renal artery stenosis as a cause and if you have the option of this being repaired, do it. Inquire after other causes of high 'zymes including hemochromatosis and wilson's & viral/immune hepatitis. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous.
Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities. ...Read more

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What are elevated liver enzymes a result of?

What are elevated liver enzymes a result of?

Depends: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, depending on the degree of elevation and the type of "liver enzymes" that are elevated, it can be due to fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from other causes. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Yes: It is very common for liver enzymes to go up transiently, especialy in children. Something as simple as a viral bug or a growth spurt can do this. Typically these resolve in 4-6 weeks. Persistantly elevated enzymes should be worked up. ...Read more

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What are the causes of elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Need more info: What are the actual results? How long have the levels been elevated? Do you drink alcohol, if yes, how much? What medications are you taking, including herbals and over the counter drugs? It would be prudent to discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injury and elevate liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: With any infection, you can get dehydrated ; will have an inflammatory reaction. Dehydration can raise liver enzymes to a small extent. In addition, liver enzymes are involved in the inflammatory reaction so they will go up too. After the infection is resolved, the liver enzymes should go back down within a few days. If you are back to your "normal self" ; the enzymes are still high, see your dr. ...Read more

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Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

While it could: Enzymes (alt/ast) indicate liver cell injury/inflammation: hepatitis - from viruses to drugs to alcohol. Alk phos may point to duct obstruction. But these can all be up or none be up in cancer traveled to the liver. ...Read more

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What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you. ...Read more

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Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

No -not directly: Interesting question, and one I hadn't considered.

Elias, rm et al, from mayo clinic (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23251814) published on the syndrome of liver problems (which would cause elevated liver enzymes) in patients with "thyrotoxicosis" which means too much thyroid hormones circulating. Most patients had their thyroid either destroyed with i131 or removed with surgery.... ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink wine if you have slightly elevated liver enzymes?

First find out why: Your liver enzymes are elevated. Alcohol intake is a common cause of elevated liver enzymes. Also avoid acetaminophen/tylenol. ...Read more

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What can elevated liver enzymes mean in a newborn besides liver disease?

What can elevated liver enzymes mean in a newborn besides liver disease?

Elevated liverenzyme: For liver enzymes to get elevated you need to have inflamation in the liver, so anything that does that can increase the liver enzymes including infections, congenital abnormalities. You should talk to the newborn's pediatrician for a clearer answer, as he/she will know ur newborn better.. ...Read more

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How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

Hereditary: The New England Journal just published a big article on the genetic basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver. I'm going to assume you're not a drinker. While we're learning about this, you might be doing yourself a huge favor by getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver? Thanks

Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver? Thanks

YES- it is TOXIC: Aspartame is a toxic chemical that I believe should never have been approved. It can cause liver inflammation & elevated enzymes- see http://bit. Ly/1iLpYSa
& http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/03/just-how-bad-is-aspartame. Aspx
Aspartame is linked to weight gain, increased risk of diabetes & heart disease etc.
Anyone who wants to enjoy good health should NEVER consume it! ...Read more

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Per recent bloodwork my already elevated liver enzymes doubled in the last year. Could recently starting green coffee bean extract be the cause?

Per recent bloodwork my already elevated liver enzymes doubled in the last year. Could recently starting green coffee bean extract be the cause?

Maybe, among others: Lots of possible causss. That might be a factor. Check with doc if infectious, meds, toxic, immune, other causes need to be looked at. ...Read more

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What are elevated liver enzymes?

What are elevated liver enzymes?

Depends: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, depending on the degree of elevation and the type of "liver enzymes" that are elevated, it can be due to fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from other causes. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist". ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

Liver insult: Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells, can cause elevated liver functions - viral illness such as Hepatitis A, B, C, mononucleosis, CMV - gall bladder disease - Sny non specific Vial illness - GB t ...Read more

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How do you treat elevated liver enzymes?

Treat the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well. ...Read more

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How to lower elevated liver enzymes fast?

Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action to be taken depends on the reason for the enzyme elevation. This is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment, please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Inflammation: Elevated liver enzymes usually refer to increase in ast and alt (lab value > 30 in men and >18 in female are "elevated"). This inflammation can be from different causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or viral hepatitis, alcohol, autoiummune, metabolic, drugs, etc. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Liver clears out: The liver does things such as clean your blood by removing toxins like medicines and alcohol. It contains thousands of enzymes which are special types of protein cells that help necessary chemical reactions to take place. Some medicines may be too much for the liver to handle and the result is that the enzymes are elevated and this is a sign that the liver needs help. ...Read more

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Could you die from high elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: If the numbers are extremely high it could be a sign of full on liver failure. The numbers don't kill you. Its the fact that the liver isn't working at all. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more