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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Increased Liver Enzymes

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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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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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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What cause high liver enzyme activity?

What cause high liver enzyme activity?

Many: Liver enzymes are from the inside of the cells in the liver, and theur presence in excess indicates too many liver cells are dying, dimping their contents into the blood. Several causes: too much tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, ibuprofen, and many prescription drugs. Gall stones lodged in the tract from the liver to the intestine, a tumor in that tract or the liver itself, an infection like hepatitis or mono. ...Read more

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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?

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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Unknown cause for high liver enzyme. What tests must be done?

Need evaluation : Before choosing lab tests, it would be prudent to take a detailed history, and conduct physical examination. It would be prudent to leave the choice of tests to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause liver enzyme to get elevated?

I was wondering what would cause liver enzyme to get elevated?

There are many cause: Many things can cause this. Some are harmless, others are dangerous. Alcohol and many medicines (especial tylenol) can do this. Many infections can do this, some short lasting and some long lasting. Structural abnormalities in the liver can do this. Some autoimmune or inflammatory disease can do this. Sometimes no reason can be found, but it is important to try to identify the cause. ...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