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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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Can aspirin increase my liver enzymes the way alcohol does?

Can aspirin increase my liver enzymes the way alcohol does?

No : Aspirin is not toxic to the liver the way alcohol is. By contrast, the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is highly toxic to the liver in large doses. People who drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk of liver damage if they take excessive doses of tylenol or other drugs that contain acetaminophen. healthtap. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver enzymes are elevated from taking aspirin and not from alcohol use?

How can I tell if my liver enzymes are elevated from taking aspirin and not from alcohol use?

Halt the injury: Liver enzyme elevation results from destruction of liver cells. Alcohol is a toxin that can severely damage the liver and stopping alcohol use will certainly reduce liver damage. A typical baby Aspirin should not have much impact on a previously healthy liver, but alcohol will. ...Read more

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Help! can aspirin raise your liver enzymes?

Help! can aspirin raise your liver enzymes?

Not in usual doses: Usual doses of Aspirin do not materially affect liver enzyme levels. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Elevated liver: function tests do not cause cancer, but if pancreatic cancer or anything else causes obstruction of the bile duct, it can cause elevated blood tests. Acetaminophen intake in amounts that exceed recommended amount can cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Will a day of drinking alcohol cause a temporary high liver enzyme?

Will a day of drinking alcohol cause a temporary high liver enzyme?

Yes: Some of the liver tests react to alcohol and some medications. I believe that the ggtp will elevate with higher alcohol intake. ...Read more

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If I take a liver enzyme blood test, will it detect alcohol I drank?

If I take a liver enzyme blood test, will it detect alcohol I drank?

No: If you want to know the level of alcohol , then your doctor have to order blood alcohol level specifically. The liver enzyme test will not tell you alcohol level. However, alcohol certainly will affect your liver function. If you have been drinking a lot for many years, alcohol can lead into liver cirrhosis and risk for liver failure and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Find cause: Something as simple as taking Ibuprofen can raise them. Other possibilities include being an extreme athlete, having hepatitis b or c on board, having hemochromatosis or wilson's (don't miss those) or despite your fitness level having metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?

If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?

Alcohol and liver: Yes you may. There is one liver enzyme in particular that is quite sensitive to alcohol, the ggtp. The 2 major other enzymes, the ast and the alt, are less sensitive to brief alcohol intake, but understand that 3 drinks is considered to be above normal. If you were taking in 3 drinks daily for a few days preceding the test, the results might well be elevated. ...Read more

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I quit alcohol and strted smoking weed one of my liver enzymes has risen a bit since while the other almost returned to normal should I be worried?

I quit alcohol and strted smoking weed one of my liver enzymes has risen a bit since while the other almost returned to normal should I be worried?

Abstain & repeat lab: Elevated liver enzymes simply means inflammation of the liver and is reflected by elevated liver function tests (AST and ALT) - it can be the result of many things - the most common in the US is from alcohol, but fatty liver, viral hepatitis (hepatitis b and hepatitis c), autoimmune hepatitis, and drug induced hepatitis can also cause this. Stay off alcohol and watch your diet, avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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What are the dangers of alcohol if at one time my liver enzymes were at 700+ and 500+, but are now normal both being under 45? Platelets also normal

What are the dangers of alcohol if at one time my liver enzymes were at 700+ and 500+, but are now normal both being under 45? Platelets also normal

Which enzymes?: Certain liver enzymes GGTP are more sensitive predictors- it seems that you havenormalized; however, I am not sure what you are referring to: consult your private physician. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months clean of all illegal drugs and alcohol, the med i'm on to help me stay clean is causing high liver enzymes what else is there to help me?

I'm 5 months clean of all illegal drugs and alcohol, the med i'm on to help me stay clean is causing high liver enzymes what else is there to help me?

What med?: I'm not sure what medication you're referring to, to help you stay clean. Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic but doesn't interrupt drug or alcohol craving. If there's something else you haven't mentioned, please share this when re-asking your question and we can try again. Depending on how severely you drank and used drugs, your liver enzymes could still be elevated from that. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes liver enzyme elevation if no alcohol/sweets involved?

Can anyone tell me what causes liver enzyme elevation if no alcohol/sweets involved?

Elevated LFT's: Many things other than alcohol can cause elevated LFT's. Many viruses can cause infection - just do alphabet soup and you have Hepatitis A, B, C... Also EBV (the virus that causes mono) can do it as well as others. "sweets" usually don't cause problems unless you are considerable overweight in which case a Fatty liver can lead to elevated LFT's ...Read more

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My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both. What level does cirrhosis occur.

My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both.  What level does cirrhosis occur.

Forgive me : Ket me be frank. Your boyfriend is drinking heavily enough to put his health at grave danger. His liver may or may not go bad and it takes a long time. But other aspects of his life will go bad from alcohol. I guarantee it. If he cares about you, he will stop now. If he continues, recognize he is not the right guy for you. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring? I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring?  I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

Repeat in 2-4 weeks: An isolated mild elevation of liver enzymes, I assume transaminases you are referring to, may have no relevance. Common culprits are drugs, prescribed or OTC, supplements and alcohol. Comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or obesity may also cause a mild increase in liver enzymes. Would recommend repeating your liver enzymes in few weeks in trying to understand if there is any dynamics. ...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


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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more