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I have high copper and liver enzymes. I'm on the pill, and have hashimoto's disease. What could cause my copper levels and liver enzymes to be high?

I have high copper and liver enzymes. I'm on the pill, and have hashimoto's disease. What could cause my copper levels and liver enzymes to be high?

Ceruloplasmin: The oral contraceptive pill itself raises serum ceruloplasmin and thus copper. In the 1970's we used to be able to tell blood from women on "the pill" because of the copper-blue tinge to the pasma. Your liver enzymes -- i can't address it. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Does a normal serum copper level and serum ceruloplasmin level of 21 rule out wilson's disease? Have fatty liver with zero risk factors & mansymptoms

Does a normal serum copper level and serum ceruloplasmin level of 21 rule out wilson's disease? Have fatty liver with zero risk factors & mansymptoms

No: Diagnosing wilson's is treacherous and i'd ask about a urinary copper. About 1/4 of wilson's patients will have normal serum ceruloplasmin, and the serum copper is even less reliable. ...Read more

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Can I have a copper contraceptive coil (not merina) fitted if I have liver heamangioma?

Can I have a copper contraceptive coil (not merina) fitted if I have liver heamangioma?

Yes: A copper based iud (paraguard) can be used if you have a liver hemangioma. You can also consider essure if no more pregnancies are desired or better yet...Encourage your partner to get a vasectomy if you're in a permanent relationship. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor insist on a liver biopsy for someone with elevated urinary copper even though a fibroscan came back normal??

Confirmation, stage: Abnormal blood levels of copper/ceruloplasmin?. Liver biopsy confirms Wilson's disease, extent of damage to liver, help in prognosis, detailing a baseline for effects of treatment. Fibroscan is most accurate at the "extremes" (normal vs cirrhosis), but much less accurate in the middle. Likewise, it may show fibrosis (reversible scarring), but does not give information re: stage of inflammation ...Read more

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I have low copper and low curleoplasmin... would wilsons disease show in my liver on a ultrasound or on a brain mri? both normal? do i have WD?

Wilson's disease : you don't have the diagnosis yet. There are several tests that still need to be done including a 24 hour urine copper and liver biopsy for copper quantification. There can be other reasons for the results you report. ...Read more

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I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?

Wilson's disease: There are chelating therapy available.....being young....your chances are better..... oral penicillamine with pyridoxine,indefinitely. Alternately, trientine. oral zinc interferes with copper absorption in gut. It is an autosomal recessive, watch with whom you shire a child....... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: copper?

A metal element: This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems in some uncommon diseases. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I am having liver problem?

Many options...: There are many kinds of liver problems including some that cause excessive accumulation of metals eg. Copper and iron. For those disorders a diet low in those minerals(copper and iron) is recommended. For almost all other types of liver disease there are no specific restrictions. Alcohol should be avoided in all liver disorders. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can copper affect a child's health?

How can copper affect a child's health?

Copper is incorpora-: ted in enzymes & proteins needed for development & maintenance of many organs & for many metabolic processes. Dietary copper is sufficient for kids & adults.Ingestion of copper supplements & genetic disorders like Wilson Disease, in which copper accumulates in the liver cause copper toxicity. Severe malnourishment, certain chelating agents & genetic disorders like Menke's cause copper deficiency. ...Read more

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more