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Hypothyroidism and addison disease I have had these 2 disease over 24 years now and all of sudden I have problems with elevated to high liver enzymes my dr.Is no help I see a nurse practioner the dr I never see or talk to. Every month she has going b

Hypothyroidism and addison disease  I have had these 2 disease over 24 years now and all of sudden I have problems  with  elevated  to high liver enzymes  my dr.Is no help I see a nurse practioner the dr I never see or talk to. Every month she has going b

Autoimmune hepatitis: Having no other information and though other possibilities exist, please discuss this one with your doctor also. Autoimmune hepatitis is caused by the same process which causes addison's disease and thyroiditis in this case. It has nothing to do with infection or alcoholism. Bilirubin may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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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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What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous. Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities. ...Read more

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What are elevated liver enzymes a result of?

What are elevated liver enzymes a result of?

Depends: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, depending on the degree of elevation and the type of "liver enzymes" that are elevated, it can be due to fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from other causes. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Yes: It is very common for liver enzymes to go up transiently, especialy in children. Something as simple as a viral bug or a growth spurt can do this. Typically these resolve in 4-6 weeks. Persistantly elevated enzymes should be worked up. ...Read more

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What are the causes of elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Need more info: What are the actual results? How long have the levels been elevated? Do you drink alcohol, if yes, how much? What medications are you taking, including herbals and over the counter drugs? It would be prudent to discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injury and elevate liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: With any infection, you can get dehydrated ; will have an inflammatory reaction. Dehydration can raise liver enzymes to a small extent. In addition, liver enzymes are involved in the inflammatory reaction so they will go up too. After the infection is resolved, the liver enzymes should go back down within a few days. If you are back to your "normal self" ; the enzymes are still high, see your dr. ...Read more

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Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

While it could: Enzymes (alt/ast) indicate liver cell injury/inflammation: hepatitis - from viruses to drugs to alcohol. Alk phos may point to duct obstruction. But these can all be up or none be up in cancer traveled to the liver. ...Read more

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What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you. ...Read more

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Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

No -not directly: Interesting question, and one i hadn't considered. Elias, rm et al, from mayo clinic (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23251814) published on the syndrome of liver problems (which would cause elevated liver enzymes) in patients with "thyrotoxicosis" which means too much thyroid hormones circulating. Most patients had their thyroid either destroyed with i131 or removed with surgery.... ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink wine if you have slightly elevated liver enzymes?

First find out why: Your liver enzymes are elevated. Alcohol intake is a common cause of elevated liver enzymes. Also avoid acetaminophen/tylenol. ...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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How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

Hereditary: The New England Journal just published a big article on the genetic basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver. I'm going to assume you're not a drinker. While we're learning about this, you might be doing yourself a huge favor by getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver ? Thanks

Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver ?  Thanks

YES- it is TOXIC: Aspartame is a toxic chemical that I believe should never have been approved. It can cause liver inflammation & elevated enzymes- see http://bit.ly/1iLpYSa & http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/03/just-how-bad-is-aspartame.aspx Aspartame is linked to weight gain, increased risk of diabetes & heart disease etc. Anyone who wants to enjoy good health should NEVER consume it! ...Read more

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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


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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more