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Can A Hepatitis Vaccine Cause Elevated Liver Enzymes
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
Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?
1. Hexa contains only a single protein component of Hep B and cannot cause Hepatitis by itself;
2. AST/ALT elevation can be a sign of a significant problem in an infant, and needs a thorough workup. With problems such as biliary atresia or galactosemia, this needs to be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzymes. ALT- 72 AST- 59. ALL other labs are normal. Liver/gallbladder ultrasound is normal. Negative for hepatitis. What can cause it?
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it may be due to alcohol intake, medications you may be taking and/or from being overweight. If you drink, stop entirely and discuss any medications you take with your doctor. ...Read more
I am working in cambodia. I have elevated liver enzymes (alt 149) & GGT is 280. Is it safe to get hep a & b vaccines? Liver sonogram normal -
Get serology first,,: Before you even think of getting vaccinated it'd be good to get a serologic result to see if you've already been exposed and made antibodies to hep a, b or the other hepatitis viruses. You might have contracted one of them without knowing it. Next, liver tests/other tests would be needed to find out why your enzymes are elevated. You might have gone to an area endemic for malaria, etc. ...Read more
What do elevated liver enzymes and low sodium levels indicate? I have had scan, ultrasound of liver, and hepatitis panel. All of these were negative.
Not easy to answer: Elevated liver numbers can result from many things. Infection, obstruction, medications, drug use, fatty liver, carcinoma, alcohol consumption, gallbladder and pancreas problems. Its great that the us was negative. But I'd suggest a ct for further clarification. Low sodium can be from a number of reasons from drinking way too much water to losing sodium inappropriately from the kidney. ...Read more
I am 22 yr old had asymptomatic elevated liver enzymes ALT 147 AST 60 is this serious?? Ultrasound is normal and hepatitis b and c was negative
Probably not..: But your doctor should check your lft periodically to make sure they are not rising ...Read more
What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?
Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty
No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more
Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation, which seems unlikely. You need to make sure that physician agrees with you that you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more
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
Not by itself: Many obese people do get non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is quite serious. This raises liver enzymes. However, you also need to rule out hepatitis C and Wilson's, and allergy to any meds you may be taking. I trust you do not drink. Your liver may simply be asking you for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap. ...Read more
Can lisinopril 10 mg cause elevated liver enzymes? Had normal liver scan with a little liver fat, just was told to lose ten pounds and that should take care of it.
Lisinopril; ?liver: Lisinopril would not be expected to cause liver function enzyme abnormalities. ...Read more
How likely that minocycline 100 mg BID (1 – 2015) & clindamycin cause elevated liver enzymes in hepatic function panel (7)&comp metabolic panel, past IV?
Not likely: You should be screened and evaluated for other causes of liver illness or gallbladder/pancreatic illness. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Stop any excercise at least 3 hours prior your blood test for liver enzymes. ...Read more
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
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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