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Doctor insights on: Elavated Liver Enzymes

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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I have elavated liver enzyme do to alcohol, stoped drinking but still have anxiety issues real nervous person. Is it ok to inject "bejoyecta" its b12?

I have elavated liver enzyme do to alcohol, stoped drinking but still have anxiety issues real nervous person. Is it ok to inject "bejoyecta" its b12?

Why would you?: Get off your latest addiction which is probably caffeine. Wean off. What makes you think that B12 will make you feel better? Exercise an hour a day. And go see your doctor. If anxiety continues, find a good therapist. ...Read more

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Is low liver enzymes serious?

Is low liver enzymes serious?

No: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthies fall outside. If the low 'zymes meant anything, you'd already know you have massive liver failure -- and you wouldn't be writing healthtap. ...Read more

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What is impaired liver enzymes?

What is impaired liver enzymes?

Usually liver cell: Injury. Liver enzymes are elevated whenever there is injury to liver cells. Common causes are alcohol intake, hepatitis c infection and side effects of medications. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

What is the cause?: The treatment will depend on the cause. Liver enzymes can be elevated in a case of acute hepatitis , in hepatitis c ( acute and chronic), in drug overdose (tylenol, alchol etc) , drug related ( some statin /cholesterol medication, chemotherapy etc); red blood cell destruction ( hemolysis ) ;liver failure etc. You need to know why , before you can do something about it. Talk to your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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What can lead to low liver enzymes?

No disease: There is no disease association with low levels of liver enzymes in the blood. ...Read more

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What is low liver enzymes a sign of?

What is low liver enzymes a sign of?

Means nothing: I'm assuming you have no obvious health problems. The reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks will be out of the range on either side. Low 'zymes never mean anything in a person who seems healthy. ...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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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that .... ...Read more

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Is an elevated liver enzyme dangerous?

Is an elevated liver enzyme dangerous?

May be: Depends on the test and the level. Certainly it warrants some kind of explanation...Not to be blown off imho. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme is 80 what does that mean?

Which enzyme?: If it is alt or ast, then it is an indication of liver injury. If you drink, stop taking alcohol entirely in any form and redo the test in three months. Liver makes many other enzymes also. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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What does liver enzymes in the 300's mean?

What does liver enzymes in the 300's mean?

Be concerned: Sgot ; sgpt, correct? Occasionally rhabdomyolysis (heavy exercise, statins, cocaine, trauma) can elevate these, but usually they're of hepatic origin. I'd be seriously concerned -- you may have a viral or drug-induced hepatitis, or may need to lay off the alcohol, or have hemochromatosis or one of the other serious liver diseaes. Get diagnosed and treated. It's really important. ...Read more

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Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes is 127, is this good or bad?

Incomplete info: Which enzyme? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes ALT72 AST80, how did this happen?

Liver enzymes ALT72 AST80, how did this happen?

I do not know: Elevated Liver function tests can come from fatty liver infiltration to viral illnesses like hepatitis or it can be from cirrhosis, medications, too much alcohol, etc. Get an eval of the elevated LFT's to be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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What does elevated but stable liver enzymes mean?

What does elevated but stable liver enzymes mean?

Slow going.: Probably means that the liver disease you have is very stable or at least progressing slowly. This could be seen with many different types of liver disease - hemochromatosis. fatty liver, chronic hepatitis, alpha 1 antitrypsin, chronic alcohol or med use, etc. Really could be just about anything ...Read more

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What does it mean when your liver enzymes are low?

Not a medical : Condition. Low liver enzymes is not a medical condition. What are the actual values of your liver enzymes? ...Read more

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