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Causes Of Increased Total Bilirubin
Bilirubin, a product of hemoglobin breakdown, is present in two forms in the human body: unconjugated (indirect bilirubin, insoluble) and conjugated (direct bilirubin, soluble). Unconjugated bilirubin is conjugated in the liver and released into the small intestine in bile, the fluid in the gallbladder. Total bilirubin measures indirect bilirubin plus direct bilirubin; part of ...Read more
What the causes of elevated creatinine with normal urea?and causes of increase urea with normal creatinine?
Homework?: This is more than we can handle in 400 words, you know reference ranges are set so several % of healthies fall outside, that all well-muscled men have "high creatinine" and that labs mean nothing apart from people. This said, (1) healthy bodybuilder, people on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Tagamet, others; (2) dehydration, after big steak dinner. Try to understand the basic biology instead of just lists. ...Read more
It depends on the: cause of death. It may be entirely normal if death is due to aspiration or respiratory depression. With death due to alcoholic liver disease the terminal event is typically bleeding to death due to ruptured esophageal varices from portal hypertension. Again the bilirubin may be normal. ...Read more
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
Not that I know of: But u shoudl ask a GI specialist. ...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
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
Hepatitis is suspect: Hepatitis b or c is an infectious and inflammatory disease that can cause protein in urine while causing elevated liver enzymes. Other conditions like lupus are to be considered. Also, 2 things could happen together like diabetes that causes protein in urine and obesity that causes liver enzyme increase. ...Read more
Does Billirubin total of 3.2 and billirubin direct of 0.5 indicate a livr problem? if so what kind of disorder?
Probably Gilbert's: Gilbert’s syndrome is due to deficiency of an enzyme that helps to excrete bilirubin. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30 years. Patients with gilbert’s syndrome are prone to develop jaundice from time to time. The risk increases with fasting, dehydration, repeated and profuse vomiting, infections, exertion and stress and after a surgery. If uncertain, specific tests can be done. ...Read more
Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more
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