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What might cause elevated liver alt ast levels?

What might cause elevated liver alt ast levels?

Many conditions: Including Hepatitis of all forms, drug adverse effects, liver diseases , GB diseases, CHF, ETOH and etc ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?

Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist  Looking at charts.  Is this extremely high levels?

Liver Disease: One can go into liver failure if their enzymes are more than five times normal. Your labs are four to eight times normal. This is very dangerous and must be addressed urgently to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a liver function test done and although my AST levels went down my AST is still elevated.?

What to do if I had a liver function test done and although my AST levels went down my AST is still elevated.?

1 LFT still eval: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Elevated AST=43 and ALT=83 levels with diffused fatty liver and slightly smaller liver size. Is it an early sign of cirrhosis & how can it be treated?

Elevated AST=43 and ALT=83 levels with diffused fatty liver and slightly smaller liver size. Is it an early sign of cirrhosis & how can it be treated?

Manage it: This is worrisome and while this doesn't qualify as any kind of cirrhosis, you could end up with it. I trust hepatitis c, Wilson's, and a few others have been ruled out. Stay trim and fit and ask about meds. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower high levels of AST and ALT enzymes in the liver?

What is the best way to lower high levels of AST and ALT enzymes in the liver?

Seek cause. : Before figuring out how to lower your AST and ALT, we'd need to know why they're elevated. An investigation into liver pathology is in order. ...Read more

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What is an example of ast/alt levels for someone with cirrhosis of the liver?

What is an example of ast/alt levels for someone with cirrhosis of the liver?

Often normal: This is a very common point of confusion. Ast/alt reflect recent liver cell injury. A person who has ruined his liver with alcohol but is now sober may have normal ast/alt or perhaps even always did. In fact, apart from serum bilirubin and Albumin & some obscure tests, it's hard to know how the liver is actually working -- perhaps "how to you feel?" is still best? ...Read more

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AST level 59 Alt level 27 anything to worry about? all other liver test in the blood normal

AST level 59 Alt level 27 anything to worry about? all other liver test in the blood normal

Any symptoms?: Why were these tests done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it does not seem to be a serious issue, however the elevated AST may be due to alcohol, medications you may taking or if you are overweight. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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After a fully negative workup incldg ultrsound liver, i stopped eating from outside and my ALT dropped from 271 to 70 now is level ok? Ast 39

After a fully negative workup incldg ultrsound liver, i stopped eating from outside and my ALT dropped from 271 to 70 now is level ok? Ast 39

Too high...: Alt should be less than 30 (reference ranges of labs may vary). Transaminitis (elevated alt/ast) is indicative of inflammation of the liver. Fatty liver disease is the #1 cause of this lab abnormality. If your bmi is >25 and your alt/ast is elevated, and your hepatitis serology is negative, there is a good chance you suffer from fatty liver disease which would improve with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can liver disease CAUSE cholesterol to go high? A year ago, mine was very low, now it is very high. Liver values (AST) slightly elevated for 1st time

Can liver disease CAUSE cholesterol to go high?  A year ago, mine was very low, now it is very high. Liver values (AST) slightly elevated for 1st time

No. : Elevated cholesterol levels as a part of metabolic syndrome can be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), opposed to liver disease causing elevated cholesterol levels. In fact, patients with advanced liver disease may actually have lower cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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My AST level is 86 and my ALT level is 228. I am a 41 year old female who is relatively healthy. Do I need to have a liver biopsy?

My AST level is 86 and my ALT level is 228.  I am a 41 year old female who is relatively healthy.  Do I need to have a liver biopsy?

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It's impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so what tests have been done ; what else has been ruled out? ...Read more

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Liver ast/alt test was elevated, now they are normal; liver us was normal. Bilirubin is slightly elevated and i'm going for a GI consult. Causes?

Liver ast/alt test was elevated, now they are normal; liver us was normal. Bilirubin is slightly elevated and i'm going for a GI consult. Causes?

Many possibilities: You may already know the answer by now, if you have seen the GI specialist. Elevated bilirubin may be side effect of drugs, excessive destruction of red cells, blockage to the flow of bile and more. ...Read more

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Dear sir/madame, my s.G.O.T. (ast) level is 60 iu/l(normal level 5-35iu/l) according to my liver test. I used to smoke but never consumed alcohol.

Dear sir/madame, my s.G.O.T. (ast) level is 60 iu/l(normal level 5-35iu/l) according to my liver test. I used to smoke but never consumed alcohol.

Need more tests: Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) or aspartate aminotransferase, ast is a useful biomarker of liver injury. However, ast is also present in other tissues, so is not specific to the liver. You should have additional testing done to include all components of the liver function, bilirubin, sgpt/alt, alkaline phosphatase as well as a viral hepatitis panel. ...Read more

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Can whey protein damage my liver if I have high AST level?

No but: It is important to find out why you have high ast. It is usually an indication of liver cell injury. It may also be elevated due to lysis of red cells or injury to heart muscle etc. Please consult your doctor so that you do not delay treating a treatable disorder. Liver disease is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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Had dengue. Ast levels were 235. Was cured and levels went to 22. 1 month later was new years and drank 5 drinks. Could I have have damaged my liver.

Had dengue. Ast levels were 235. Was cured and levels went to 22. 1 month later was new years and drank 5 drinks. Could I have have damaged my liver.

You're fine: When the liver heals after a cleared infection or poisoning, it heals completely and there's no memory of injury. Five drinks at one party is a lot, though. Please be careful. ...Read more

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Why does mononucleosis cause liver asl and AST levels to be 4 to 5 times higher?

Why does mononucleosis cause liver asl and AST levels to be 4 to 5 times higher?

Viral hepatitis: Epstein-barr virus infection, major culprit for "mono, " also causes mild hepatitis. ...Read more

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What would cause liver enzymes to be elevated briefly? ALT 107, AST 72, and then returned to normal on 6 week lab recheck- ALT 31, AST 15

What would cause liver enzymes to be elevated briefly? ALT 107, AST 72,  and then returned to normal on 6 week lab recheck- ALT 31, AST 15

Liver inflammation: The most common cause would be viral hepatitis but can be seen with infectious mononucleosis, other viral infections,certain medications, or transient congestion in the biliary tracts from stones. Your physician or a gastroenterologist can order the appropriate tests to try to pinpoint the cause although the problem appears to have cleared fortunately. ...Read more

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Been on atorvastatin over 1 yr , quite taking it per dr. My ALT is 59 AST 49 k+ 5.7 and hgb mildly elevated. Seeing hematologist and liver dr. Soon?

Been on atorvastatin over 1 yr , quite taking it per dr. My ALT is 59 AST 49 k+ 5.7 and hgb mildly elevated. Seeing hematologist and liver dr. Soon?

More test to be done: Are you taking other medications? Mild elevations of liver test could be related to fatty liver, also if your hemoglobin is elevated will be important to ask your pcp to see if he/she order other test such as ferritin levels to make sure you don't have a disease call hemochromatosis that can give elevation of liver test as well as elevation on the hemoglobin. Good luck. ...Read more

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41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?

41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels.  And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver.  What does this mean?

Liver "spots" are: very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver counts and have been vomiting for two weeks what would cause this? my counts are AST/SGOT 61 and ALT/SGPT 93.

I have elevated liver counts and have been vomiting for two weeks what would cause this?  my counts are AST/SGOT 61 and ALT/SGPT 93.

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It is impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so, what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read more

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I have elevated liver function test- i received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

I have elevated liver function test- i received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

Yes, high, see Dr...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Is low functioning gallbladder with elevated liver enzymes of AST 77 ALT 142 contributed by a underlying disease? If so what diseases?

Liver disease: Isolated "low functioning gallbladder" without gallstones would not commonly cause elevation of ast/alt. This could indicated fatty liver condition, hepatitis exposure, medication causing liver inflammation, etc. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for full liver evaluation. However, if you do have gallstones then that could be a cause of the blood test results. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. is this high?

What do you recommend if I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. is this high?

Yes, high, see Dr...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. See Dr. to get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations ...Read more

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After years of being diagnosed with Hepatitis A, my husband still has elevated ALT and AST. What does this mean? He has no symptoms of liver damage.

After years of being diagnosed with Hepatitis A, my husband still has elevated ALT and AST. What does this mean? He has no symptoms of liver damage.

Not hepatitis A: Hepatitis A doesn't go chronic like this. Hubby has elevated labs from some other cause. Test after 2 weeks off alcohol & all meds. If still high, a competent physician will rule out chronic hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis & maybe more. Sometimes this is genetic, and/or his body's way of asking for a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

Sgot (Definition)

Has metabolic function, elevated if ...Read more