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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Elevated Liver Enzymes

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Dr. John Landi
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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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Can anyone tell me what causes liver enzyme elevation if no alcohol/sweets involved?

Can anyone tell me what causes liver enzyme elevation if no alcohol/sweets involved?

Elevated LFT's: Many things other than alcohol can cause elevated LFT's. Many viruses can cause infection - just do alphabet soup and you have Hepatitis A, B, C... Also EBV (the virus that causes mono) can do it as well as others. "sweets" usually don't cause problems unless you are considerable overweight in which case a Fatty liver can lead to elevated LFT's ...Read more

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Can Elevation in liver enzyme cause metallic taste??

Can Elevation in liver enzyme cause metallic taste??

Metallic taste: although it is possible for liver disease to cause a metallic taste in the mouth, it is not a very common or usual symptom of elevated liver tests. There are many other less serious possible reasons for that metallic taste, including medications, supplements, poor oral hygiene, and infection. You should see your primary care doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recent liver enzyme elevation,flank pain both sides,lower abdom pain,diahrea,fatigue ,diabetic t2,bouts of watery stool,poor apetite,weight loss,what'?

Recent liver enzyme elevation,flank pain both sides,lower abdom pain,diahrea,fatigue ,diabetic t2,bouts of watery stool,poor apetite,weight loss,what'?

Sounds like: A viral illness . What do the docs say who have examined you and seen all of your blood work? They can be pretty severe and take a while to pass in middle age persons . Were you tested for mono? ...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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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

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Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Yes: 1. Poor control causes abnormal lipid/cholesterol pattern 2. Diabetes associated with genetic abnormalities in cholesterol combination increase risk of fatty liver, hepatitis, even liver failure must treat diabetes and cholesterol agresssively and it can all be prevented. ...Read more

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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