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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. William Singer
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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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How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

Depends: It depends how much high the levels are, in thousands or hundreds ; what is the cause- medication or liver disease? How much is the liver damage? What are other co-existing medical conditions? The patient's prognosis! Thanks. Please read jaundice http://doctorrajput. Com thanks. ...Read more

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Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that I'm dying?

Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that I'm dying?

Not necessarily: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to many reasons, the common ones are alcohol, hepatitis with viruses, side effect of drugs, circulatory issues etc. See this site for info and discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

Work it up: If they stay down when you're off all meds, the cause may simply be sensitive to something as simple as iboprofen. I trust you're not abusing alcohol -- that's dangerous and not much fun really. You may get checked for Wilson's, hepatitis B & C, autoimmune hepatitis, and hemochromatosis. This may just be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, when should I be concerned?

Be concerned. Very.: These are your warning of possible serious ilness. If you're drinking a lot, it's your warning to stop. You may be taking a medication that's wrong for you. You may have smoldering hepatitis B / C / hemochrmoatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis. These will kill you if missed but are treatable. Or you may simply need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes and I took a 0.5mg of Valium on june 30th and its still in my system...

Benzodiazepines: Benzo's like valium will test positive for six to eight weeks or even longer if one has been on them for some time. But, even one pill can last for a very long time. ...Read more

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Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help. ...Read more

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Having elevated liver enzymes of (790.5) (R74.8) does this mean I have cirrhosis?

More info needed: Abnormal liver enzymes can have several causes, among them alcohol use, medications and hepatitis. A diagnosis of cirrhosis can not be made with only this information. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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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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Will elevated liver enzymes be a reason to stop surgery for a bad right hip?

Will elevated liver enzymes be a reason to stop surgery for a bad right hip?

Typically not: But if this is an elective procedure the surgeon may want a work up to determine why -- especially if the levels are severely elevated. If you have underlying liver disease it may affect what anesthetic is used during the procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do for elevated liver enzymes from pancreatin or boswellia serrata?

Rule out...: Your elevated liver enzymes may be from some other cause (hepatitis, fatty liver, alcohol, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, others) or the 'holistic' remedies you're taking may not be what they're suppposed to be -- it's common for unregulated meds to contain things that are deadly. If you really believe that that frankincense stuff is raising your liver 'zymes, then stop taking it & watch them drop. ...Read more

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Why is it that I need an HIV test after being told I have CMV and elevated liver enzymes?

Why is it that I need an HIV test after being told I have CMV and elevated liver enzymes?

Health maintenance: Everybody should get tested for HIV from time to time, but you also have a right to refuse testing. What I'm betting is that you had a fever and some atypical white blood cells circulating and a negative test for infectious mono. CMV and toxoplasmosis can do this when you meet them, and so can hiv. Cmv's usually met by kissing and most folks have it by the time they're adults. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes from pancreatin or boswellia serrata?

Learn from this: Please forgive my frankness. You're taking pills that are supposed to be pancreatic enzymes (?!) or Indian frankincense but in fact may be something quite different. Phony herbal meds are an extremely common cause of elevatged liver enzymes and even catastrophic liver failure. I trust the diagnosis is correct and that you'll learn from this experience. ...Read more

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Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used for Sjogren can potentially affect liver as well. Best thing to do is to see/talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Had to stop Trazadone cold turkey elevated liver enzymes. Terrible insomnia. How long does it last?

Had to stop Trazadone cold turkey elevated liver enzymes. Terrible insomnia. How long does it last?

Other relief availab: The Trazadone is one medication which you can stop and it will leave the body completely within 4-6 weeks. However, there are other medications that can help you sleep and remain calm that can be taken while the Trazadone is leaving your body; sublingual Melatonine can be taken for example. ...Read more

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What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?

Lots of things: Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which is often what elevated liver enzymes represent - but many things can cause that inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Mirtazapine-elevated liver enzymes. Does drug induced elevated liver enzymes mean permanent liver damage?

Mirtazapine-elevated liver enzymes. Does drug induced elevated liver enzymes mean permanent liver damage?

Not usually: Drug-induced elevation in liver chemistries typically resolves once the offending drug is removed. ...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?

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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I am 24 years old with unknown cause of elevated liver enzymes for more than 6 months with negative ultrasound can I use milk thistle as a liver tonic?

Yes: However, it is unlikely to benefit you; most studies show no value. Health doesn't come from taking pills. You need to discover the cause. I trust you've been tested for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and antitrypsin deficiency. Elite athletes tend to run high transaminases & that's healthy. If you're sedentary, think about a new focus on fitness instead. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries (decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more