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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Hypothyroidism and addison disease I have had these 2 disease over 24 years now and all of sudden I have problems with elevated to high liver enzymes my dr.Is no help I see a nurse practioner the dr I never see or talk to. Every month she has going b

Hypothyroidism and addison disease  I have had these 2 disease over 24 years now and all of sudden I have problems  with  elevated  to high liver enzymes  my dr.Is no help I see a nurse practioner the dr I never see or talk to. Every month she has going b

Autoimmune hepatitis: Having no other information and though other possibilities exist, please discuss this one with your doctor also. Autoimmune hepatitis is caused by the same process which causes addison's disease and thyroiditis in this case. It has nothing to do with infection or alcoholism. Bilirubin may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause an increase in liver enzyme production?

Can chewing tobacco cause an increase in liver enzyme production?

No: Look for a different cause. It would be shame to miss hemochromatosis, Wilson's, viral or immune hepatitis, or one of the other bad ones because somebody blamed it on chewing tobacco. ...Read more

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On methotrexate /weekly injections x 3months.In last week, waking up nightly very nauseated. Could increased liver enzymes cause nausea?

On methotrexate /weekly injections x 3months.In last week, waking up nightly very nauseated. Could increased liver enzymes cause nausea?

Maybe: Maybe, but these are not classic symptoms. Methotrexate can impact the stomach lining, and you can feel nauseated due to that. Also, sit down with your doctor and discuss this. Some other drugs you are taking might also be causing this. ...Read more

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Can tres orix forte syrup cause increase liver enzyme?

Can tres orix forte syrup cause increase liver enzyme?

Yes: The syrup is a proprietary blend of a Multi-Vit + Cyproheptadine. Cyproheptadine is a Histamine H1 Antagonist. Commonly used for Perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis and other allergic symptoms. There is a report of Hepatic: Cholestasis, hepatic failure, hepatitis, jaundice. Though the frequency of these adverse events is not defined. Consult your GP for further evaluation and workup. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline 200mg increase liver enzymes or cause them to be high(ast&alt) or is it unlikely?

Can doxycycline 200mg increase liver enzymes or cause them to be high(ast&alt) or is it unlikely?

Yes: Yes, Doxycycline can indeed raise live enzymes, as can many safe drugs. The question really is, how much are they elevated and how quickly do the come down after stopping it. It would also be nice to know what your liver enzymes were prior to being on the doxy, if the baseline is available. ...Read more

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My17mntj baby.wt9kg.she was fever with vomiting for 5dyd.liver increased a liver enzymes increas mosltly AST in7500.after.one mnth reports.norml.cause?

My17mntj baby.wt9kg.she was fever with vomiting for 5dyd.liver increased a liver enzymes increas mosltly AST in7500.after.one mnth reports.norml.cause?

High LFTs in baby: Could be hepatitis A, from vegetables contaminated with stool, or hepatitis B from shellfish or toxicity from medication especially tylenol (acetaminophen) ( or even as prescribed on the box may be too much for an infant). Also may have a underlying metabolic liver condition like slow aceytalator of NAT2( which makes tylenol (acetaminophen) more concerning) ,Gilbert's, G6PD . Follow with MD/GI ...Read more

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Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board. ...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


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more