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What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

Many things...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

Yes: The most common cause for elevated liver enzymes is Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NAFLD). Insulin resistance due to obesity is a major cause of NAFLD and exercise can reduce insulin resistance and obesity and can reduce elevated liver enzymes in early NAFLD. ...Read more

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Is there a link between a whte tongue and elevated liver function tests?

Is there a link between a whte tongue and elevated liver function tests?

Possible: Tongue is like a litmus paper for ill health , will get coated in many diseases, including liver diseases, speak to your doctor, when disease clears and so is the tongue. ...Read more

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Very elevated liver function tests while in the hospital for ketoacidosis. I am a t1 diabetic. Have been tested heb a b and c. Possible reasons?

Very elevated liver function tests while in the hospital for ketoacidosis. I am a t1 diabetic. Have been tested heb a b and c. Possible reasons?

Liver enzyme: One possible reason is hepatic steatosis, which can be transient due to the underlying metabolic derrangements. I would monitor them daily and if the trend is higher I would consider other possibilities including auto-immune hepatitis ...Read more

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What are some causes of elevated liver function showing on blood test? Thank you!

What are some causes of elevated liver function showing on blood test? Thank you!

See below: There is a long list of causes as given in the website provided below. Common causes are use of alcohol, hepatitis, heart failure and some drugs/medications.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/elevated-liver-enzymes/basics/definition/sym-20050830 ...Read more

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Can a person with skin bronzing symptom have hemochromatosis if his liver function tests are normal?

Can a person with skin bronzing symptom have hemochromatosis if his liver function tests are normal?

Yes: Patients with hemachromatosis do not always have elevated liver enzymes. It is possible to have bronzing of the skin without elevated liver enzymes. All of these manifestations would be uncommon at 19 years old as end organ damage generally takes decades. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

Yes, high, see Dr...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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I've got an elevated SGPT 75U/L in a routine test. What further lab tests should be performed now to check liver function/ other related condition?

I've got an elevated SGPT 75U/L in a routine test. What further lab tests should be performed now to check liver function/ other related condition?

My workup: Hepatitis B and C labs. Serum ferritin. Urinary copper for Wilson's. Anti-nuclear antibodies. Ultrasound to look for fat. Consider biopsy if it's now down. In the meantime, think about hitting the fitness circuit really hard and seeing what happens. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could not eating or drinking for 13 or 14 hours cause an elevated bilirubin test which was ->22. All other liver function tests ok and I look/feel fine.

Could not eating or drinking for 13 or 14 hours cause an elevated bilirubin test which was ->22. All other liver function tests ok and I look/feel fine.

May due to hemolysis: After draw blood, it sits there before it forms clot. At this time, some blood cells can lysis itself, makes the bilirubin increase. You can ask a lft test to differentiate direct and indirect bili. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a liver function test done and although my AST levels went down my AST is still elevated.?

What to do if I had a liver function test done and although my AST levels went down my AST is still elevated.?

1 LFT still eval: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

What do you recommend if I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?

Yes, high, see Dr...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. See Dr. to get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations ...Read more

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Docs thought I had poor liver function from weekend binge drinking, 2nd blood test has elevated levels yet I have abstained? What could it be?

Docs thought I had poor liver function from weekend binge drinking, 2nd blood test has elevated levels yet I have abstained?  What could it be?

Liver issue. : As you’ve repeated the enzyme tests and found elevated levels again, it’s time for a work-up. You need blood testing for infectious, genetic, inflammatory or metabolic issues. You also need an ultrasound to image the liver and surrounding structures. As your levels have remained high, this work-up is necessary. ...Read more

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Explanations for elevated bilirubin? (indirect high, direct normal)...also normal hemoglobin, low platelets, other liver function tests normal

Need more info: About 2-3% of otherwise normal people have elevated bilirubin, usually less than 5.0 mg/dL. Gilbert's disease is a usual cause and it despite disease in the name, it does not adversely affect a person's health. If you have any symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. Consult this site for more info.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20024904 ...Read more

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What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

Many causes: There are numerous causes, including infections (hepatitis), medications, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, pancreas problems, fatty liver (from obesity, meds, toxins), etc. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for improving liver function tests?

What is a good diet for improving liver function tests?

Healthy : Best to consume a well-balanced diet low in saturated fats and calories. That being said this may help your liver tests if you fatty liver disease otherwise it might not help your lfts. ...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