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Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...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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I was told that my blood work showed elevated liver enzymes should I be worried?

I was told that my blood work showed elevated liver enzymes should I be worried?

LFTs: Yes. You should repeat the labs and if still elevated, need further work up to rule out hepatitis, side effects of medicine, obstruction of biliary system or primary liver disease. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes and bilirubin on and off for 7 months is this normal with fatty liver?

Elevated liver enzymes and bilirubin on and off for 7 months is this normal with fatty liver?

Probably: It's a given that fatty liver is not normal. I trust that additional concerns -- notably wilson's -- have been ruled out, and that you're taking steps, including aerobic fitness, to keep the fatty liver at bay. I'm glad you're keeping this under close watch and hope you'll stay proactive. ...Read more

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Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Not likely to be can: Cancer is rarely the cause of elevated liver enzymes...So you do not have to worry that much. Yet they imply liver damage of some degree, the commonest cause is alcohol. So I would advise you to be sure not to drink alcohol till the enzymes return to normal. Also make sure that you do not have hepatitis. This can be done with a blood test for hepatitis b and hepatitis c. ...Read more

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What can elevated liver enzymes mean in a newborn besides liver disease?

What can elevated liver enzymes mean in a newborn besides liver disease?

Elevated liverenzyme: For liver enzymes to get elevated you need to have inflamation in the liver, so anything that does that can increase the liver enzymes including infections, congenital abnormalities. You should talk to the newborn's pediatrician for a clearer answer, as he/she will know ur newborn better.. ...Read more

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Can obesity cause elevated liver enzymes on a blood test?

Can obesity cause elevated liver enzymes on a blood test?

Not by itself: Many obese people do get non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is quite serious. This raises liver enzymes. However, you also need to rule out hepatitis C and Wilson's, and allergy to any meds you may be taking. I trust you do not drink. Your liver may simply be asking you for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do I need to fast for a chem14 blood test for elevated liver enzymes?

Do I need to fast for a chem14 blood test for elevated liver enzymes?

If lipid are part of: The panel. If lipid testing is included in the panel, you should be fasting. For liver enzymes, it is important for you to refrain from drinking and Acetaminophen (tylenol) for at least a couple of days before the test. ...Read more

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What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluated and treated depending on the results of why you are anemic and have elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? I am a 68 year old female.

Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? I am a 68 year old female.

Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap. ...Read more

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I had mildly elevated liver enzymes on two blood tests but ultrasound was normal. What could be causing this?

I had mildly elevated liver enzymes on two blood tests but ultrasound was normal. What could be causing this?

Many possibilities.: There are entire text books written on the causes of abnormal liver tests. It would be impossible to list all of them here. It is important if you have persistently abnormal liver tests to have an evaluation performed to determine the cause. Initially, your primary care doctor can start the process, but if no obvious answer is present, you should see a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes. Quit drinking they went down. How many beers is it safe to drink per day on my vacation?

Elevated liver enzymes. Quit drinking they went down. How many beers is it safe to drink per day on my vacation?

Minimal: You should consider an alternate or non-alcoholic beverage. There is no hard-fast number as every persons metabolism is different and there are other factors to consider such as weight and medications and what period of time. Alcohol is a toxin the liver must process to rid your body of it. ...Read more

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Had. Mri of liver and pancreas because of elevated liver enzymes, healthy female not ill, what may the results be?

Had. Mri of liver and pancreas because of elevated liver enzymes, healthy female not ill, what may the results be?

Anything: Your MRI may be normal or may be abnormal depending on what the findings are. If your liver enzymes are caused by some sort of blockage in the bile pathways, MRI might be able to reveal that. However, if your liver enzymes are caused by a hepatitis or increase fat contents, MRI may be negative. ...Read more

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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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I phase 2 sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, never had elevated liver enzymes. To have or not to have the ercp to cut sphincter.?

I phase 2 sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, never had elevated liver enzymes. To have or not to have the ercp to cut sphincter.?

Need MoreInformation: As the individual which our creator & your parents has put in charge of your body, I would strongly suggest studying the issues yourself, including studying & working to accurately understand all test data & images taken our your body anatony. Suggest study: http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/gastroenterology_hepatology/_pdfs/pancreas_biliary_tract/sphincter_of_oddi_dysfunction. Pdf, etc. For starters. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes and would like to know if milk thistle and dandelion root will help get the enzymes back to normal?

I have elevated liver enzymes and would like to know if milk thistle and dandelion root will help get the enzymes back to normal?

Don't waste $$$.: There's no firm, replicable evidence that these agents have any real benefit to the liver. Find out what's actually wrong with the liver and see if it's treatable. That would be the best way to treat a liver issue. ...Read more

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My husband often feels nauseous and has bowel problems. Also he has elevated liver enzymes, dr. Is doing nothing about this. What do we do?

My husband often feels nauseous and has bowel problems. Also he has elevated liver enzymes, dr. Is doing nothing about this. What do we do?

C Gastroenterologist: You need to see a reputable gastroenterologist. These symptoms are in that area and they are experts in GI diseases and symptoms. I am sorry you are not getting your needs met. Sometime you have to chage venues to see different scenery! ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes, and she wants to know how to ease it, and how to prevent it from coming back. She's 55yrs old?

My mom was diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes, and she wants to know how to ease it, and how to prevent it from coming back. She's 55yrs old?

Find cause: Hopefully Mom got these repeated off alcohol, painkillers, and any meds she doesn't truly need. If still up, checks for hepatitis C and B, and Wilson's and hemochromatosis and autoimmune hepatitis, are all in order. This may simply be a way that her liver, with her genetic profile, asks for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 5'4, 230lbs. Have elevated liver enzymes. Lexapro and Percocet 1daily. Could this be my weight or my meds? NP doesn't seem worried but I am! I've lost 100lbs but sill over weight. Can I ask for more testing? Very scared. Healthy otherwise.

I'm 5'4, 230lbs. Have elevated liver enzymes. Lexapro and Percocet 1daily. Could this be my weight or my meds? NP doesn't seem worried but I am! I've lost 100lbs but sill over weight. Can I ask for more testing? Very scared. Healthy otherwise.

Rule out...: I'm betting it's lack of exercise. You can address this. You need to have hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis ruled out. If it's lack of exercise, there's often fat in the liver on ultrasound. This isn't to be taken lightly. I also trust you're sensible and don't drink alcohol. Why not hit the fitness circuit harder and see if it doesn't fix things? ...Read more

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Can elevated liver enzymes be attributed to the use of crystal meth?

Can elevated liver enzymes be attributed to the use of crystal meth?

Yeah: Sure could, also to lots of other drugs, possible viral infection if snort or shoot drugs. Could even get hep a from sharing a pipe, joint, food, etc from someone infected. ...Read more

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My Tsh level is 10 and I am a patient of elevated liver enzymes what should I do?

My Tsh level is 10 and I am a patient of elevated liver enzymes what should I do?

See doctor: You are deficient in thyroid hormones and need supplementation. Please see your doctor to start the treatment and address liver issues. ...Read more

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My travel clinic prescribed Acetazolamide for altitude sickness for an upcoming trip to Machu Pichu. I have elevated liver enzymes. Thoughts?

My travel clinic prescribed Acetazolamide for altitude sickness for an upcoming trip to Machu Pichu. I have elevated liver enzymes. Thoughts?

Renal excretion: Acetazolamide, commonly prescribed for prevention or amelioration of mountain sickness, is not metabolized and is completely eliminated by the kidneys so elevated liver enzymes should not pose a contraindication. However, the reason for the elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated for in those with liver failure, azetazolamide can increase hyperammonemia. ...Read more

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What can elevated liver enzymes for seven years lead to?

What can elevated liver enzymes for seven years lead to?

Fatty liver, viral: Hepatitis, alchohol abuse and some medications can elevate your liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands. ...Read more

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What does having elevated liver enzymes in a child usually mean?

What does having elevated liver enzymes in a child usually mean?

Irritation vs error: A first thought is to make sure the standards being applied to the lab are those for kids in the age group & not adults. Growing kids will have enzyme numbers that are different from adult. If valid for the kids age range, the enzyme numbers usually reflect irritation of the liver cells. This can be stress from a toxic exposure, an infection or metabolic disease. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

Many causes.: Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...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