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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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Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are you deficient?: Some folks have pancreatic lesions and cannot digest their food without supplemental enzymes. This is a common problem in kids with cystic fibrosis. For most folks, it's a complete waste of money -- like wearing glasses if you don't need them.

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Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Yes: 1. Poor control causes abnormal lipid/cholesterol pattern 2. Diabetes associated with genetic abnormalities in cholesterol combination increase risk of fatty liver, hepatitis, even liver failure must treat diabetes and cholesterol agresssively and it can all be prevented.

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Why am I nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

Why am I nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

See your doctor: Nausea could be symptom of uncontrolled dm or liver diease. Often people who are overweight and have diabetes will develop fatty liver which causes high liver enzymes but hepatitis and other diseases should be ruled out also.

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Ihave medicine induced liver diease, recently found out I have diabetes. What will this do to my liver? Also enzymes r elevated now...Help

Ihave medicine induced liver diease, recently found out I have diabetes. What will this do to my liver? Also enzymes r elevated now...Help

Elevated enzymes: You will need to speak to your gastroenterologist (g) about your elevated liver enzymes, as you may have a new problem not related to your liver disease. I would also see an endocrinolgist (e) to treat your diabetes (d). You have two serious diseases and need to be followed by competent specialists to treat both of them as well as possible. D causes fatty infiltration of the liver. See the g & e.

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Is the liver enzyme ALT a good predictor of future diabetes?

Is the liver enzyme ALT a good predictor of future diabetes?

No: If it is up and all the other causes are ruled out (alcohol, meds, viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, antitrypsin, autoimmune hepatitis, extreme aerobic exercise, wilson's), it is a warning to start taking diet and exercise seriously.

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My ferritin level is 250. I also have raised liver enzymes of 350 (normal 1 -50) and unexplained diabetes. Any ideas of what could be going on?

My ferritin level is 250. I also have raised liver enzymes of 350 (normal 1 -50) and unexplained diabetes. Any ideas of what could be going on?

Ferritin: High ferritin levels can be seen in people with an inherited disease called hemochromatosis (hc) - your doctor probably ordered it to check for this. Hc is caused by a mutation and leads to iron being deposited in tissues and can result in diabetes and abnormal liver enzymes. Ask your doctor about this.

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What are some reasons behind elevated liver enzymes? Tested negative for hepatitis and diabetes. Going for a liver scan soon. Possible outcomes?

What are some reasons behind elevated liver enzymes? Tested negative for hepatitis and diabetes. Going for a liver scan soon. Possible outcomes?

Fatty Liver: Liver is the main organ that gets all of the blood supply to remove nutrients and also process unwanted food and send it via bowels or kidney. If there is elevation and no evidence of infection or autoimmunity it may be and fatty liver which comes from our modern diet of processed foods and sugary diet.

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30 mos. Of high liver enzymes, GFR 80, began with cushion sptoms/diabetes, metabolic sdrome, sdrome x, treat symptoms. Now platelets 86, 000. Ruq pain!

30 mos. Of high liver enzymes, GFR 80, began with cushion sptoms/diabetes, metabolic sdrome, sdrome x, treat symptoms. Now platelets 86, 000. Ruq pain!

Can be gallbladder,,: With all the metabolic imbalance you've had it could be that your gallbladder has stones and/or there could be obstruction of your liver ducts like your bile ducts. It would be smart to see your doctor soon and/or go to the hospital and get it checked, specifically a bilirubin and other tests to see what is going on at this time. Good luck.

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I am a t1 diabetic recently in the hospital for ketoacidosis tested high for liver enzymes would the hospital test for hep c? or is it the diabetes?

I am a t1 diabetic recently in the hospital for ketoacidosis tested high for liver enzymes would the hospital test for hep c? or is it the diabetes?

Appropriate testing: Though diabetes can cause elevated LFT's, it will also prompt an acute hepatitis screen since it is part of a list of possible diagnoses. The screen includes testing for hepatitis C.

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My bl sugar level drops to 50 3 h after eating, normal insulin, c-peptide, liver enzymes' levels, family history of diabetes, is it reactive hypoglycemia?

My bl sugar level drops to 50 3 h after eating, normal insulin, c-peptide, liver enzymes' levels, family history of diabetes, is it reactive hypoglycemia?

Reactive hypoglycemi: Yes. It is. Whenever you eat ready sugars or simple sugars (made with table sugar, juices) your body releases lots of insulin. Your sugars get absorbed mostly from stmach and there is still insulin in the blood that continue to lower your sugar. You should avoid ready sugars and take more complex carbs. Along with proteins. You most likely will be developing diabetes in near future. So watch!!

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I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..

I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..

See details: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and may function as an anti-inflammatory agent. Papain is an enzyme found in papaya and is used as a meat tenderizer. Avoid the papain.

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Help can bromelain have an antihypercholesterolemic effect?

Help can bromelain have an antihypercholesterolemic effect?

No: This enzyme found in pineapples has no benefit in reducing cholesterol levels.

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Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Inflammation where?: Need a proper exam and diagnosis first in order to recommend best treatments.

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Can I take ibuprofen and bromelain?

Can I take ibuprofen and bromelain?

Yes you can: Yes you can take them together and there is no contraindication.

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What is bromelain used for? All the uses....

What is bromelain used for? All the uses....

See details: This is an enzyme found in pineapple juice. It has been thought to reduce inflammation, interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting. All of this lacks any scientific data to substantiate the claims.

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