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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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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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

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