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Can Green Tea Affect Liver Function Test Results
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
Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected. ...Read more
Not in early stages: Uncomplicated fatty liver is not likely to prolong PTT. However, left untreated it can progress to cirrhosis and that would affect PTT. If you are overweight, it is imperative that you lose weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?
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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Not that I know of: unless they are testing for caffeine, which would rarely, if ever, be done. However, the label says that the ingredients are "proprietary" which means they don't have to tell you everything that is in it. However, I have never seen any reports of false positives secondary to any kind of tea. In any case, false positives on screening tests can be ruled out with confirmatory tests. ...Read more
Will high ALT (76) affect alcoholic metabolism by liver? I mean time taken to metabolize compared to normal person.
See below : Can't say with certainty but most likely effects will be minimal. ...Read more
Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?
Atenolol: Atenolol therapy has been associated with mild to moderate elevations of serum aminotransferase levels in 1% to 2% of patients. These elevations, however, are usually asymptomatic and transient and resolve even with continuation of therapy. A few instances of clinically apparent, acute liver injury attributable to atenolol have been reported. ...Read more
If you mean cause of: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could these liver function test results mean? Alt=77 gamma gt=61. I am a bit concerned. Doc has asked me to repeat bloods in 4 weeks.
It means...: It means that your liver is mildly inflamed and what you have been recommended is the right thing to do. Do not panic, please... this is so common and it does not mean it is serious ...Read more
What to do if I have been detected for heaptitis b-positive liver function test results sgot- 94 u/l and sgpt 187 u/l?
See your doctor.: Those results are positive for inflammation of the liver. Talk with your doctor about what the positive means for Hep B as sometimes the test done is for antibodies. There are antiviral therapies that one can discuss with their doctor if a patient has an active hepatitis B infection. A liver biopsy is also a possibility depending on symptoms/ history of disease. ...Read more
What could low ceruloplasmin in the event of normal liver function test results mean? normal bili/albumin/inr/alt/ast/ggt but low ceruloplasmin
Liver function test results: GGT 90 U/l. All other indicators including Bilubrin, ALT, AST, Proteins etc are well in normal range Please advise on GGT?
GGT: The GGT level, when elevated with all of the rest of the liver tests being completely normal, is usually nonspecific and does not necessarily mean that liver disease is present. All I would do initially is repeat those tests in 2 to 3 months. If it is still elevated, you should consider seeing a gastroenterologist just to be sure that nothing is wrong. Good luck. ...Read more
Just got borderline liver function test result, I'm normal weight don't drink, and looking online is freaking me out with hepititis, what could b?
Get it worked up: Often something as simple as a mild allergy to ibuprofen can do this. Your physician can figure out the cause. If your're free of hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and antitrypsin deficiency, you may have one of the genetic fatty liver syndromes. They're not that problematic. While you're waiting, hit the aerobic fitness circuit hard -- your liver will be grateful. ...Read more
Sure,...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Liver function tests are really affected by dehydration. Blododwork nowadays are pretty reliable. If they're off by a little bit, you can wait for a week or two and repeat them. But if they're off by 50% or more, you need to have that looked into right away especially if you are having any pain in the right upper abdomen or any stomach upset, nausea, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you had consumed a large amount of alcohol just prior to having a liver function test, would the results likely be affected by this? Thanks.
If I have a liver function test the morning after a heavy night of drinking, will this affect my results? Thanks.
It truly could.: If you drank enough to acutely inflame your liver, then those results would not be reflective of the health of your liver at baseline. But, if you drink lots and often enough, your liver may not be doing to well anyway. ...Read more
After my liver function test,my results shows:total protein 84, albumin 48, globulin 36. Any problem with my health since i have higher total protein?
No: You may just not have enough water the day the blood was drawn. You were probably fasting and did not even drink water. ...Read more
My wife has no problem on liver function test, her HCV RNA result was 6.5 iu/ml. She does not have any symptoms at all. Is she cured from hcv?
I m 18 yrs old male and recently i had tested my blood sample and Liver Function Test was carried . Alkaline phosphatase result is 156 U/L and other r?
Likely normal: 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, if your bones are still growing, it is likely a normal level. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm ...Read more
Sir , my liver function test result shows that my bilirubin is 1.9 and sgpt 27 ,sgot 29 into weight traning but not gaining weight .current wgt 60.
Your liver function : Are basically normal, but you probably have Gilbert's syndrome which is harmless but elevates bilirubin. It is not the cause of not gaining weight. I assume your other bloodwork is all normal? Then it is a matter of needing more calories in than you burn . Keep a log of what you eat and your activities then you will know where to start adding your extra foods. ...Read more
I am diabetic..My lab test result show total bilirubin of 1.55 mg/dL direct bilirubin 0.44 and indirect bilirubin 1.11, other liver function test is n?
Sometimes it is norm: Mild elevation of bilirubin in the presence of normal liver enzymes is not uncommon. It is an inborn mild defect which has no consequences. If you feel well, there is nothing further to be done. Note any previous Liver function tests and also watch it in future. Once, confirmed you can ignore it in the future. ...Read more
There something wrong at the liver and gallbladder areas, but the results for liver function test are normal, would a CT scan of abdominal area help detect anything ?
I was diagnosed with HIV 29.03.2017 - started ARVs the next day. I take Trivenz (Atripla). I had a liver function test and my results were; Gamma GT: 25 / ALT: 180 / AST: 348. My question is, (a) how bad does it look and (b) what should I do next?
See infectious disea: Not a very good virtual question...see your doctor!,,!,,,,,!!! ...Read more
Are groups of clinical biochemistry laboratory blood assays designed to give information about the state of a patient's liver.the parameters measured include pt/inr, aptt, albumin, bilirubin (direct and indirect) and others. According to some[who?], liver transaminases (ast/alt (sgot/sgpt) are not liver function tests, but are biomarkers of liver injury in a patient with ...Read more
The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more
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