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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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?

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

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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

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What cause liver enzymes to be elevated in a child?

What cause liver enzymes to be elevated in a child?

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

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Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Yes, but: Nicotinic acid which is niacin (Vitamin B3) can cause brief elevations in liver enzymes in some people which can resolve and pose no problem in most. Here is a detailed discussion on the subject: http://livertox. Nih. Gov/Niacin. Htm ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous.
Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities. ...Read more

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What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

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

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Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Yes: It is very common for liver enzymes to go up transiently, especialy in children. Something as simple as a viral bug or a growth spurt can do this. Typically these resolve in 4-6 weeks. Persistantly elevated enzymes should be worked up. ...Read more

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What are the causes of elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

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

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

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

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause evaluated liver enzymes?

Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause evaluated liver enzymes?

Probably not.: There is a very low (1%) chance, but Paxil (paroxetine) is probably one of the safer antidepressants in terms of your liver. If you are concerned, you can have your doctor check your enzymes, but again the chance of it happening is rare. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a high amount of liver enzymes in blood?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are the causes of a high amount of liver enzymes in blood?

Liver enzymes: Depends on the enzymes, such as in inflammation of liver (hepatitis) or failure (cirrhosis, as in alcohol). ...Read more

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Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help. ...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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Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

No but the cause....: No. But the cause of the elevated enzymes, whether some inflammatory process, including infection, may trigger a febrile response. ...Read more

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Can bone problems cause elevated liver enzymes?

Shared enzyme: Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in both bone and liver disorders, though it is possible to ascertain the source of the enzyme. After that it depends on the type of bone disease. ...Read more

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Can Celiac disease cause very high liver enzymes?

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

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Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

Yes, but it usually: Means that the gallstones are in the common duct, causing intermittent obstruction or inflammation. It is a complication of gallstones, and a bit more complicated to treat than gallstones in your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Help please! Could coconut juice cause liver enzymes?

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

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Could heavy weight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Could heavy weight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: Stop any excercise at least 3 hours prior your blood test for liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Not with tea: Not if you are just drinking conventional green tea, without any other additives. ...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