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Elevated Liver Enzyme
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
I have elevated liver enzyme levels and was on Dioycycline for 5 months (from Nov. 2016 - March, 2017). They have come down but are still high. Do y?
I am male 41 years, for 5 years i've found elevated liver enzyme sgpt only till now it's between 80-100?
Some liver disorder: Hepatitis from any cause can elevate your liver enzymes.Common causes include excessive alcohol use(drinking heavy) or a viral hepatitis like hepatitis-b or hepatitis-c. Your doctor can run further tests to find the cause and advise you about treatment as most forms of hepatitis can be preveted or treated. ...Read more
Don't mess w/ liver: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts.Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, & pancreas. What are you treating with "natural therapy"? Best to find out! ...Read more
Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?
If I have very moderate elevated liver enzyme; should I not consider getting pregnant at this time?
My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both. What level does cirrhosis occur.
Forgive me : Ket me be frank. Your boyfriend is drinking heavily enough to put his health at grave danger. His liver may or may not go bad and it takes a long time. But other aspects of his life will go bad from alcohol. I guarantee it. If he cares about you, he will stop now. If he continues, recognize he is not the right guy for you. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzyme level ALT 54:is this that high to be concerned?What are normal levels? Can this be caused if u have a cold or are pregnant?
Yes: The cause may be something as simple as being a bit allergic to your cold medicine. Your physician's next step is for you to repeat the level off alcohol and meds. If it's still up, a search for one of the dangerous-but-treatable causes (wilson's, hepatitis, iron-overload, a few others) may begin. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??
2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity and is considered to be part of the metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound will be "normal" (i.e. falsely negative) in 17% of patients with NAFLD. A less common cause=choledocholithiasis(stones in common bile duct). Often missed on ultrasound. Can be asymptom ...Read more
I take sylibun140, evion 400 and essential l last 16 days due to mildly elevated liver enzyme.Today blood test ast-22, alt-22.5.Should i stop medicine?
I would not stop.: Your lfts are normal. I would wait and retest! ...Read more
All of the above: Congestive heart failure and anemia can both raise liver enzymes by depriving the central lobular hepatocytes of their blood supply. However, you'd be quite sick if this were the cause. Forget about renal artery stenosis as a cause and if you have the option of this being repaired, do it. Inquire after other causes of high 'zymes including hemochromatosis and wilson's & viral/immune hepatitis. ...Read more
Calprotectin 95, ALT & AST chronically fluctuating elevated,sigmoidoscopy normal,MRCP normal, could it be IBD causing elevated liver enzyme ?
IBD complication AIH: The calprotectin level (I'm assuming it's a stool test) is rather high 4 ur age (normal is less than 51 ug/g stool), which seems confirm IBD but unfortunately didn't spare u a sigmoidoscopy. Caveat: proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec falsely elevate calprotectin. Nonetheless, a common complication of IBD is autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) which can cause fluctuating liver enzymes & damage. TTY GI do ...Read more
Elevated liver enzyme , mrcp indicated mild intrahepatic ductal dilatation, mild splenomegaly, normal ercp, what causes that, how it treated?
Inflammation: Ductal dilation can be obstructive or non obstructive. Causes of obstruction such as stones, stricture, tumor etc to be ruled out. Usually when not obstructed mild dilation can be related to inflammation or cholangitis. These inflammatory processes usually treated medically. ...Read more
4 month pregnant elevated liver enzyme bad upper abdom paindark green almost black stool for 2 days pain 3days Have APLS AST is 86 ALT 99 what's wrong?
Needs evaluation: First steps if pregnant with elevated liver enzymes is to rule out high blood pressure (preeclampsia). If this has been excluded then your doctor needs to begin other evaluations. Black stool can indicated an intestinal bleed. Elevated liver tests can indicate a liver or gallbladder problem. Do not ignore this. A full evaluation is needed. ...Read more
I have elevated liver enzyme ast(sgot)412 ALT (sgpt) 317 GGT 186 dilation of the common bile duct 1 CM no gallbladder?
Liver issue: Enzymes ast and alt are inside liver cells. When liver is injured by disease or medication, enzymes leak out, resulting in elevation. Can be due to many reasons, including medications like statins. An elevated GGT suggest biliary problems, but is not that specific. The normal common bile duct measures less than 0.8 cm, but after the gb is removed, can be 1cm. Complete history needed for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Blood calcium levels above the normal range of 9-10.5 mg./dl. Can be due to excess skeletal calcium release, increase intestinal calcium absorption, or decrease renal calcium excretion. Some effects are; renal or biliary stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, ...Read more
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