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Creatinine Levels Liver Damage
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
Sir increased GGT level 90 u/l, does it mean any liver damage which has already happend, with SGPT 38 and SGOT 28u/l.
Determine cause: Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a test used to help determined type of liver disease and bile duct obstructions. Elevated levels may be due to liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis, but they may also be due to other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pancreatitis. They may also be caused by alcohol abuse or use of drugs that are toxic to the liver ...Read more
Liver function test Total bilirubin level: 57 umol/L XE2px: (alkaline) 68 U/L XaLJx: (alanine) 22 U/L XE2eA: (albumin) 48 g/L Liver damage? Thoughts?
To be able: To provide you an appropriate interpretation of yo a lab test I'm more information necessary. This would include any history around when the testing was completed, what your passed blood testing has demonstrated, just to name a few things. In the end, you would be best suited by considering a formal consultation wear a more thorough evaluation and assessment could be completed. ...Read more
Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol? GGT levels or SGPT or SGOT levels..
SGOT / SGPT: These are better markers for damage. SGPT 38, SGOT 28 are not concerning though they're higher than most young men's. Some men run a high GGT even if they don't drink and this shouldn't be taken as proving anything. If you're drinking daily, this might be a good time to cut way back -- who really needs to be doing this? ...Read more
I have heard that drinking apple cider vineger (with water)for long time would cause liver damage and low potassium levels is that true?
No: It's a hokey "remedy" promoted for literally everything but isn't going to hurt you, other than perhaps upsetting your stomach. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more
Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more
Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more
Toxic: Tea comes from the tea plant (camellia sinensis). Herbal teas come from other plants. Some may contain toxins that can affect the liver cells themselves, the blood vessels in the liver, and/or bile excretion or the bile ducts. Some contain pyrrolizidine compounds which are toxic. Natural does not necessarily mean safe-even if iherb has been used for thousands of years. ...Read more
Can be subtle: The liver can suffer a lot of damage before it becomes apparent that something is wrong, which is why it is so important to be screened for common causes, like hepatitis b and c, while you feel normal. Often early symptoms are fatigue and just not feeling well. Later symptoms of advanced cirrhosis (severe scarring) include easy bleeding, swelling, yellow skin or eyes, breasts in men, etc. ...Read more
Antifungals.: Oral anti-fungal medications are associated with liver toxicity, but it only becomes relevant after thirty days of daily use. Once you've taken the medication for thirty days, you'll need monthly liver function blood testing to make sure you're not developing toxicity. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
No!: Liver problems are very, very, unlikely to occur! ...Read more
What is cause?: Liver disease is not only one problem. There are several causes and several stages of each... The treatments depend on the cause and the stage. There are preventions and treatments for some viral causes, flukes and metabolic and alcoholic causes. Ask the doctor for a discussion... You may need a liver biopsy or an ct/mri first. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more
Depends: The life expectancy may depend on the amount and severity of the liver damage, if any additional diseases are present, as well as the physical age and health of the person in question. ...Read more
A large amount: The upper limit of the dose of niacinamide is over 3 grams. Most patients don't need nearly that much or can't take that much due to side effects such as flushing or diarrhea. Niacin is a B vitamin and thus is water soluble. It is extremely hard to overdose on Niacinamide and damage your liver. ...Read more
Citolapram: Not likely. Limit taking them together though ...Read more
Yes: The liver metabolizes Coumadin (warfarin) therefore if the liver is failing the pt may get Coumadin (warfarin) toxicity. The pt would be at risk of bleeding. ...Read more