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What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

Many causes: There are numerous causes, including infections (hepatitis), medications, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, pancreas problems, fatty liver (from obesity, meds, toxins), etc. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 smoking affect liver function?

Does smoking affect liver function?

Risk of liver cancer: Tobacco smoking is a dose-dependent risk factor for hepatocellular cancer (hcc). Other risks for hcc include: male gender (3x risk versus female), alcoholic cirrhosis (4x risk), hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis of any cause, clonorchiasis, autoimmune chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, glycogen storage disease, porphyria, & membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava. ...Read more

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How can I get a liver function test?

How can I get a liver function test?

Go to your Dr.: Any Dr can provide you with a lab test to get Blood work. Discuss with the Dr. why you feel a need to get a Liver function test, and they can examine you and provide you with good health care. ...Read more

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Do i need to fast for liver function test?

Do i need to fast for liver function test?

NO: You do not need to fast for Liver function tests, however Cholesterol/LIPID panels as well as Diabetes testing is often done in conjunction with LFT's, so be sure to fast if they are being tested for as well. ...Read more

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Why would my liver function test be borderline?

Why would my liver function test be borderline?

Many reasons.: A common culprit in borderline tests for liver function test is use of acetaminophen, and fatty liver. Alcohol consumption can also cause it to be borderline. These causes can also cause it to be higher than normal. Talk with your doctor to look for specific risk factors. ...Read more

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Will elevated liver function make your back hurt?

Will elevated liver function make your back hurt?

Maybe: Elevated liver function tests with swelling of the liver often is associated with liver tenderness when palpation is performed just beneath the rib cage. Back pain just beneath the right shoulder blade is commonly present with gallstone attacks, and this is often associated with elevated lft's. ...Read more

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What effect can being Septic have on liver function?

What effect can being Septic have on liver function?

Impairment: Severe sepsis can cause many different organs to fail including the liver. Inflammatory responses and low blood pressures can cause the liver to not function normally. Usually the liver recovers as the sepsis is treated and the inflammation subsides and blood pressure is corrected. Unfortunately a patient with sepsis severe enough to disrupt liver function has a significant chance of dying. ...Read more

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No kidney and liver function, how long can one live?

No kidney and liver function, how long can one live?

Part answer: With no renal function, a patient will fall into a uraemic coma in 7 to 10 days and die within 14 to 21 days. I defer the liver question to a hepatologist. ...Read more

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Is cholestasis determined by a basic liver function panel?

Is cholestasis determined by a basic liver function panel?

History/Physical/Lab: Cholestasis is diagnosed by doing a complete medical history, physical examination, and blood tests that evaluate liver function, bile acids, and bilirubin. Additionally, an ultrasound can de done to rule out gall bladder stones causing blockage. 1-2 preg/1000 is affected by cholestasis of pregnancy. It may be related to adverse pregnancy events like preterm labor, or at worse, stillbirth. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Total Parenteral Nutrition (Definition)

Total parenteral nutrition is the term used to describe a nutritional formula that is administered through the veins. When the digestive system cannot be used due to inflammation, blockage, or absorption problems, individuals will receive all nutrition via an intravenous catheter. This is usually not the preferred method of delivering nutrition long term and is ...Read more