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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Liver Enzymes To Increase
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
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
My liver enzymes have fluctuated between normal and mildly elevated over the past 2 yrs. The alt, ggtp, alkaline phos, bili, includiing the mcv. I also have hypothyroid disease and take armour thyroid. Should I be concerned?
I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?
Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this. This would be an unusual location for a lupus skin rash. ...Read more
On methotrexate /weekly injections x 3months. In last week, waking up nightly very nauseated. Could increased liver enzymes cause nausea?
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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
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
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
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
Many thigs can: Infections like prenatal viruses; e.g. Cytomegalovirus, rubella, hepatitis, etc.; inflammation or swelling of the liver, certain genetic and/or metabolic diseases, sometimes heart failure or prolonged jaundice, etc. It is important to see a liver specialist if your child has elevated liver enzymes and/or an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly). ...Read more
Many causes: Usually some form of acute hepatitis or liver injury. Common causes are viruses, medications and fulminant hepatitis, a serious condition that can require liver transplant. ...Read more
Need more info: What are the actual results? How long have the levels been elevated? Do you drink alcohol, if yes, how much? What medications are you taking, including herbals and over the counter drugs? It would be prudent to discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more
Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more
No: Heads up -- "pop" remedies are often not what they're supposed to be, and some "holistic chinese herbal remedies" are nasty actually liver poisons. If your liver enzymes are up, your physician may retest you off all rx's and alcohol; if still up, labs for hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's and a few others are in the works; if it's not this, a rx for aerobic fitness may be a life-saver. ...Read more
Yes: Stop any excercise at least 3 hours prior your blood test for liver enzymes. ...Read more
Not with tea: Not if you are just drinking conventional green tea, without any other additives. ...Read more
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