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Liver enzyme level ALT 54 (slightly elevated). What levels do they reach if a person has hepatitis a, b and c?
Depends on the cause: Sgot and SGPT are liver enzymes. Lowering them depends on the cause of the elevation. Some medications can cause the elevation and stopping the medications will result in normalizing them. Alcohol, gallstones, infections (mono, hepatitis), and other liver toxins can also cause elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more
Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?
Liver function tests: Although valium is metabolized by the liver, it does not increase or decrease liver enzyme activity. Alcohol, on the other hand, depending on the amount consumed & frequency of consumption, can significantly elevate liver enzyme levels to a lesser or greater degree. Your alt is about 4 x normal; ast & direct bilirubin r minimally elevated; alk phos is ok. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also affect liver enzymes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause low triglyceride levels and low thyrotropin levels? My triglyceride level is 42 and my thyrotropin level is 1.04. Results from 4.5.14
Normal: Hi. That thyrotropin (TSH) is normal, not low. It suggests you have normal thyroid function (assuming you have normal pituitary function). And your triglycerides at face value would just suggest you're very insulin-sensitive (a good thing), although genetic influences are certainly possible. To your good health! ...Read more
Depends on cause: Elevated liver enzymes reflect liver cell injury and the consquences depend on the cause. It may due to self-limited viral infection, alochol intake, side effect of drugs, result of chronic hepatitis etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-problems/ds01133. ...Read more
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
Are pancreatic enzymes (amylase and lipase) always elevated if pancreatic cancer is present?? What about insulin blood level?
Trouble digesting fat: lipase low fasting; no change after lundh meal. Lipase should peak to 5x basal level after meal; i need quantitative ref range.
Incorrect info: Lipase levels do not increase five fold after a meal. Five fold increase would be diagnostic of pancreatitis. How do you know you have trouble digesting fat? It may help to see your doctor and may request a referral to a gastroenterologist. See this site for lipase info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003465.htm. ...Read more
History & physical: If the pancreas is inflamed or damaged, amylase and lipase are often up, and it's not subtle. If your pancreas isn't functioning properly, you'll be losing weight with no explanation and probably have diarrhea / steatorrhea. Your physician can check your stool for pancreatic enzymes. It's rare but with a suggestive history, a screen may show something that could respond to enzyme replacement. ...Read more
Liver inflammation: Elevated levels suggest inflammation of the liver from fatty infiltration, alcohol use or infection. Most cases come from fatty liver big you are overweight you need to lose weight. I recommend Take Shape for Life because it's safe and I've used it successfully for years. If you drink consider going to AA to help you stop. ...Read more
Are Anion gap and Alk Phos levels inversely proportional, since one indicates alkaline and the other acid?My panel: Alk Phos Jan 32/Jun 39, Anion 5/7.
Replace vitamin d: Vitamin d deficiency is very common. You need vitamin d to absorb calcium from the intestines. When you don't have enough vitamin d, in order to keep your blood calcium levels normal, your make more PTH to pull calcium from the bones and that raises the alkaline phosphatase. Replacing vitamin d should normalize all the tests. ...Read more
Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?
Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?
Yes: I appreciate your strength in crash dieting, but plans for permanent lifestyle change are even more helpful. The fatty liver seen in nutritional deficiency is well-known and this may be why your liver enzymes spiked. Or they may have been high all along from obesity or from some other cause worth finding. ...Read more
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