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Doctor insights on: Elevated Liver Function Enzymes

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist". ...Read more

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What are elevated liver enzymes?

What are elevated liver enzymes?

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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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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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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Elevated kidney enzymes with dibeates?

Elevated kidney enzymes with dibeates?

Kidney trouble: It is well known that diabetes can lead to significant complications in the organs where there are very small blood vessels, i.e. Your eyes, your kidneys, and your feet and hands. If you are not getting good blood sugars on your treatment regimen this will only get worse. I would wish for you a good relationship with your diabetes doctor and good treatment to control your blood sugars. ...Read more

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Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Not all AST is liver: This could be due to rhabdomyolysis. Intense muscle breakdown can cause elevated ast. Hemolysis can cause elevated bilirubing and the GGT would remain normal in these circumstances. ...Read more

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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that .... ...Read more

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?

Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?

Rerun test: 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, you need to re do the tests in non-fasting state. With the exception of elevated direct bilirubin, the findings are consistent with Gilbert syndrome, which is not a disease. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...Read more

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Can bone problems cause elevated liver enzymes?

Shared enzyme: Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in both bone and liver disorders, though it is possible to ascertain the source of the enzyme. After that it depends on the type of bone disease. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

Liver insult : Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells , can cause elevated liver functions - viral illness such as Hepatitis A , B , C , mononucleosis , CMV - gall bladder disease - Sny non specific Vial illness - GB t ...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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Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Liver testing: With the situation of elevation of liver enzymes and white blood cells, this requires a follow up with a physician to rule out an infection. Further imaging including abdominal ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen may be warranted as well depending on the physical examination by the physician. ...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

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

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


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