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Causes Of Elevated Alt
Several Things: High HDL levels may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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AST elevated (65), ALT elevated (50) and total bilirubin elevated (3.0). All other enzymes are normal. Is this significant??
Chronic Elevated Total bilirubin (2.5) direct bilirubin (0.5) and indirect bilirubin (2.0). All other liver enzymes are normal. What causes this??
Sounds serious: Hello again Matt. If your direct bilirubin is actually 0.5 mg/dL now, then this is more than Gilbert's which I understand is diagnosed. If this is not a lab error, then I suspect you have cholestasis too for some reason and you deserve a workup by somebody who's good with liver disease. Actually, the alprazolam / Xanax you're taking occasionally causes this. You might start there. Best wishes. ...Read more
Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?
Rerun test: 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, you need to re do the tests in non-fasting state. With the exception of elevated direct bilirubin, the findings are consistent with Gilbert syndrome, which is not a disease. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...Read more
Liver inflammation: Elevated levels suggest inflammation of the liver from fatty infiltration, alcohol use or infection. Most cases come from fatty liver big you are overweight you need to lose weight. I recommend Take Shape for Life because it's safe and I've used it successfully for years. If you drink consider going to AA to help you stop. ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis ?: Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell. Normally blood doesn't have a large number of eosinophils. Eosinophils can increase in response to allergic disorders, inflammation of the skin, and parasitic infections. They can also increase in some bone marrow disorders.Numbers of eosinophils are higher in patients with active and inactive ulcerative colitis. ...Read more
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